By our reporter
Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake’s health may slip for the worst if Parliament doesn’t clear the outstanding medical bill amounting to $72,473.43 (over Shs250m) ahead of his surgery on Monday.
Zaake is one of the MPs who were manhandled and injured by plain-clothed security who raided Parliament chambers in August to bring sanity when legislators especially from the opposition side violently rejected a Private member’s Bill by Igara West county MP Raphael Magyezi that intends to scrap presidential age limit cap.
Recently, Zaake was flown to the United States of America for a specialized treatment. Unfortunately the ailing legislator has not been operated on and he is choking on a huge medical bill which if not cleared will make him miss his surgery slated for this Monday.
“Monday 13th, November 2017 is the day that I am to meet specialized neurosurgeons for surgery but hitherto I am not sure whether it will be, simply because the balance must be cleared to nil before the surgery, my family managed to raise half of $72, 473.43 which is the total amount leaving a balance of $36,236.715 to be paid to the hospital before the process. I have indeed waited for quite long for the institution of Parliament to arrange the money to cater for my medical bills abroad because I am entitled to this money just like any other member of parliament. Why the process has taken so long time! God knows,” Zaake said.
Chris Obore, Parliament director for communications says Zaake left for US when the procedure for his clearance to receive treatment abroad is not complete.
However, he says when the procedure is done, they will wire money for Zaake to clear his medical bills.
Meanwhile, Obore revealed that early this week Parliament wired shs120 million on Nambooze’s bank account after passing through the right process.
Unfortunately, Nambooze received the money when she had already underwent a successful operation in India after receiving a hand from former presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye who gave her $20,000.
“Unfortunately, when the letter of clearance for Hon Namboze was received , she had travelled to India,” revealed Obore.
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