- Drivers of MPs accuse their bosses and parliament of neglect and maltreatment
- The drivers say the House and their bosses have failed to seek their welfare and well-being
Members of Parliament are being accused by their drivers for ill-treatment and poor conditions of service.
According to the drivers despite the fact that they put their lives on the line and the risk involved in conveying the MPs to and fro,their welfare is not thought of by the House or their bosses.
The drivers in a press release stated that parliament has failed to even provide a waiting area for them after the House cleared drivers from the inner perimeter of the House.
“... anytime it rains our lives become miserable since we have no proper shelter to protect us;we have to stand under trees to protect ourselves from the rain,” spokesperson for the group said.
The drivers also stated that they are not allowed to access the private offices of the MPs at the Job 600 building because the “Marshall of Parliament has given directives that we shouldn’t be allowed to enter since we have not been given access cards to the building.”
The drivers also stated that several appeals to the leadership of parliament to increase their allowances have failed.
“We are humbly appealing to the Speaker of Parliament to ensure our allowances should be in a contract form that last for four years and must be paid through the bank.
“Also, we request that any honourable member who is against our appeal and doesn’t have a driver but is taking drivers allowances should be cancelled”.