Parliament To Pay More UGX 5billion in Rent at Baumann House

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Parliament however extended its contract with Bauman House to 2015 because of inadequate space at Development house saying that there will still be 81 MPs without offices.

The legal and parliamentary affairs committee has approved an extra five billion shillings to rent office space for MPs at Bauman House despite the completion of the Twin Tower building next to parliament House. MPs with offices at Bauman House, which is owned by city businessman Sudhir Ruparella, were meant to move to Development house after the relocation of office of the president and ministry of Education to Twin Towers and former office of the prime minister respectively by May 2013.
 
Parliament however extended its contract with Bauman House to 2015 because of inadequate space at Development house saying that there will still be 81 MPs without offices. Chris Baryomunsi, a Parliamentary commissioner says the MPs will relocate after the construction of an additional floor on parliament House within nine months time. He also says that Development House needs to be renovated before MPs can move in adding that, they need enough time to procure a contractor.

Baryomunsi however, says the money that was allocated to the parliamentary commission for the development budget is not enough to undertake the planned development projects. He says the commission was given only 8.9 billion shillings as development budget and that it leaves a gap of 12 billion because a lot of projects are still underway while others have not yet commenced. He explains that the extra money is needed for the completion of the underground car park, the plumbing works, construction of an extra floor on the East, North and South wings of parliament and renovation of Development House.  

The committee has recommended that ministry of finance avails the additional money so that the planned projects can be completed to save money that is incurred in rent. Parliament pays 2.5 billion shillings annually for the rent at Baumann House.