Uganda, March 8 -- Dark clouds have descended upon Parliament as damaging revelations about possible financial misconduct, involving billions of shillings in suspect allowances and much more implicate both staff and its leadership.

What we have seen reinforces long-running calls for a national salary and remunerations agency to harmonise public sector pay.

A salaries commission would bring parity and rationality to pay for civil servants and other public officers.

The disturbing revelations on social media recall a 2009 expenses scandal which rocked the UK's House of Commons and House of Lords. At the time, what snowballed into a major political disgrace revolved around expenses of members of the British Parliament - members were caugh...