Like it has always been with each new August house, new iPads are expected. last week, Parliament shipped in 488 new iPads for the MPs worth a whopping UGX 1.9 billion of tax payers money.
Reports indicate that the new iPads already arrived and are currently being tagged (labeled), configured and will later be handed over to the respective MPswhen ready.
Parliament’s director communication and public affairs Chris Obore confirms;
“Yes, we have bought them. They are the property of Parliament and meant to facilitate MPs do their work,”
The initiative was introduced in 2013 by the Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, she introduced the procurement of iPads with the aim of cutting the House’s expenditure on stationary.