Parliament spends Rf 127,000 a month feeding MPs and staff

Local newspaper Haveeru has reported that parliament spends Rf127,000 per month (US$10,000) feeding MPs and staff.

Of this, parliament spends Rf 54, 000 per month (US$4200) on lunches for MPs and staff responsible for organising the 12 sittings a month.

In January members of parliament voted themselves a total monthly salary increase from US$4863 to US$7083 under the MP Privileges Bill, an increase that would have seen them earning on par with MPs in Sweden.

President Nasheed refused to ratify the bill and returned it to parliament.


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