Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has asked Members of Parliament to contribute at least Shs250,000 towards the Ghetto Kids house.
Popular dance group Triplets Ghetto Kids face eviction on December 31, 2019, if they do not pay a debt worth Shs102 million, a balance on their residential house which they have apparently failed to pay to date.
There is now a ray of hope, after Members of Parliament agreed to each contribute Shs250,000 to the cause, after kadaga asked them to help help the children.
In a video shared by NBS Television, Kadaga said the children had reached out to her asking for help with the huge debt.
“About two months ago, they came to me and explained their real problem. All of them came from the ghetto, but their manager has assisted them to perform but also go to school. They have a house where they have been living. They have been paying out of their performances. They perform to buy food, to pay the rent, school fees, and their trips when they go to perform out of Uganda. Now they have a problem where they still have paid for a house, but they still owe their landlord Shs100 million,” she said.
Kadaga added that she had written to the President asking for his support.
“I think he has not yet done so, but the deadline is december 31, 2019. I want to ask the hon MPs, I know we are running so many projects, but if each of us is to raise shs250,000 we can pay for this house and save these children.”
“Shs250,000 is money we spend, ahhh… do we support?”
Once the MPs endorsed the idea in a chorus, Kadaga ordered the Clerk to parliament to deduct Shs250,000 from each of the members.
The 10th Parliament of Uganda has 461 members including ex-officios.