All political parties under the Inter-party Organisation for Dialogue (Ipod) are set receive Shs35b after the government tripled its funding towards financing of their activities.
The parties will receive the money beginning this financial year. They have previously been receiving Shs10b annually.
The money is shared by political parties with representatives in Parliament. These include the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), National Unity Platform (NUP), Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), Democratic Party (DP) , Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) , Justice Forum (Jeema) and People’s Progressive Party (PPP).
Speaking to journalists at their weekly press conference in Kampala yesterday, DP president Norbert Mao said the money will be distributed according to the number of delegates each party has in Parliament.