“I tell my voters the truth. That’s why you don’t see me digging graves or attending burials in my constituency.” MP Seggona

Busiro East MP Hon Medard Ssegona Lubega looks to be one of the most honest politicians in Uganda who slaps the truth in one’s face not fearing losing his seat. #News #Uganda #UgandaNews #WhisperEyeNews

While appearing on one of the media stations in Uganda, the NUP MP said that most MPs are under pressure from the electorate because they promise the impossible and things that are not the responsibility of a member of Parliament things like added burial ceremonies, paying school fees for children of the voters, medical bills, buying ambulances and so many other things.

Seegona says this then becomes the yardstick to measure the performance of a member of parliament by the voters and whoever doesn’t fulfill the promises is tagged to be a low-performing MP.

Ssegona says the work of the member of parliament is to legislate, represent, budget allocate, and carry out oversight.

He adds that to him, he tells the constituents the truth by not promising them anything that isn’t part of what he is supposed to do as a member of parliament and this is the reason why Busiro East voters don’t judge him according to how many burial ceremonies he has attended or how many graves he has dug.

On many occasions, MPs have been seen digging graves, paying fees for constituents, and buying ambulances all in the vein of impressing the voters so that they can be voted back to parliament when the time comes.