By Benjamin Jumbe and Ritah Kemigisa
The speaker of parliament has been asked to remind President Museveni of his pledge to give a package to former legislators.
The appeal was made by Kasilo County Mp Elijah Okupa who reminded the house as it celebrates 100 yrs of existence that the head of state made a commitment some time ago but nothing has been done.
He says many of the former legislators played a great role in the transformation of this country but are yet to receive any appreciation from the government.
Relatedly, Kumi municipality Mp Silas Ogon said there is a need to consider all historicals of parliament for their contribution to the house and development of the country.
Adding voice to a motion to celebrate 100 years of parliament last evening, Bunyole West MP James Waluswaka said many of the MPs who served in the fifth parliament between 1986 and 1996 and the earlier sets of parliament are currently too old and languishing in poverty.
He says parliament needs to urgently help bail them out.
In the motion moved last evening, parliament was asked to among other things; collectively appreciate the various Speakers or Heads of Parliaments, other officers, and Members of Parliament of Uganda for their excellent stewardship and contribution to the legislature.