Kadaga promised to research how some governments especially in Scandinavian countries fund the media industry and sell the idea to the Parliamentary Commission.
Some UPPA members who met Kadaga
The President of the Uganda Parliamentary Press
Association-UPPA, Moses Mulondo wants parliament to pay journalists a monthly
Mulondo, who led a delegation of UPPA members, made the
request during a courtesy call to the Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga following her
return from sick leave.
At least 265 journalists from various media
houses across the country are accredited to cover the Tenth Parliament.
Mulondo urged the Speaker in her capacity as the Chairperson of
the Parliamentary Commission to consider paying
journalists a monthly allowance.
He says the top up contribution to journalists will improve
their welfare of journalists since they earn
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Mulondo also said that since the UPPA SACCO has been
successfully registered, it could it could help improve welfare of the journalists
if parliament makes an annual contribution.
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He also suggested that journalists can conduct research on
public opinions that can inform parliament into making decisions that are public
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Kadaga promised to research how some governments
especially in Scandinavian countries fund the media industry and sell the
idea to the Parliamentary Commission.
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Peter Ogwang, a member of the Commission supported the
proposal to pay monthly allowances to parliamentary journalists, saying it should
be budgeted for.
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Ogwang heads the Finance and Planning Committee of the