Ugandan MPs have donated $31,000 (£23,000) to popular dance group Ghetto Kids who were to be evicted from their new home.
Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga had promised last year that the 461 legislators would each contribute $68 for the dance group.
They managed to raise the money and on Tuesday she presented the children with a cheque.
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Uganda’s Monitor Scoop newspaper pull-out shared these photos:
Speaker Rebecca Kadaga hands over a cheque worth Shs114,250,000 to popular dance group Triplets Ghetto Kids. #SqoopUpdates
Read full story https://t.co/aHeo4sdAT2
PHOTOS BY DAVID LUBOWA pic.twitter.com/Lr5V7ipCJn
— SQOOP; It's Deep (@MonitorSqoop) February 18, 2020
The dance group performed during parliament’s end of year event and the speaker asked MPs to help them as they were almost being evicted from the house they live in.
The group had managed to pay some deposit for the house but had a balance of $27,000.
The speaker said the money raised will be used to clear the balance and the rest will be for the children’s welfare.
Ghetto Kids have thanked the MPs in this tweet:
Thank you RT Hon Speaker Rebecca Kadaga and The whole 10th Parliament at Large we shall forever be Grateful for this !! May God Bless you all 🙏🇺🇬❤️ pic.twitter.com/rqtDTDJVDr
— Triplets Ghetto Kids🇺🇬 (@ghettokids_tfug) February 18, 2020