Uganda: $370 000 worth of iPads given to parliament members

After Burkina Faso, it is now the turn of the Ugandan Parliament to provide iPads to all its members. The cost of this investment? $ 370,000.

The aim is to enable the deputies to be more effective, in the words of Emmanuel Dombo, Parliament commissioner. The funds were generated by the reduction of the budget normally allocated to paper, which is no longer necessary now that officials have tablets, according to Dombo.

What he defined as an administrative decision is, however, criticized by opponents who argue that the taxpayer are already paying too much for the maintenance of the deputies.

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