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Budget committee suspends land fund over transparency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The budget committee of Parliament has directed the Uganda Land Commission to halt financial releases to the Land Fund until there is proof of transparency in the verification and compensation of beneficiaries.   The decision came after Buikwe South MP David Mutebi asked the physical infrastructure …

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Gov’t accused of frustrating Youth Livelihood Programme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the budget committee of Parliament have accused the government of deliberately killing the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) by denying the program funding. The Youth Livelihood Programme was designed in the financial year 2013/2014 to respond to challenges of unemployment among the youth. Over …

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MPs summon Security Ministers over non-compliance with gender, equity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the budget committee have summoned ministers for Defence and security to explain why the sector failed to comply with gender and equity requirements. The decision stemmed from a presentation from Equal Opportunities Commission on the gender and equity responsiveness of the …

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Finance ministry tables third national development plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |   The Ministry of Finance has tabled the third National Development Plan- NDPIII. The five-year plan was supposed to be approved before the presentation of the National Budget Framework Paper for financial year 2020/2021.  David Bahati, the Minister of State for Planning in the Finance …

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Minister Bahati makes U-turn on Petroleum Fund

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Planning David Bahati says the Petroleum Fund has shillings 70 billion. This is contrary to what he told the parliamentary finance committee last week that the fund had been depleted. Appearing before the budget committee on Tuesday, Bahati backtracked, saying …

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Parliament approves UGX 40.5 Trillion Budget without debate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has on Friday in an unprecedented manner passed the 2019/2020 budget totalling 40.48 trillion Shillings without debate on the budget committee report. The report was presented on Thursday afternoon by the committee Chairperson Amos Lugoloobi as well as a minority report by Butambala …

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MPs want URA’s digital stamp project probed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Commissioner General of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Doris Akol on Wednesday found difficult to justify the 103 billion shillings required funds for the digital stamps project. Members of Parliament sitting on parliament’s budget committee described the request as fraud. Akol appeared before the committee chaired …

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MPs question inconsistencies in additional budget figures

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Budget Committee on Wednesday encountered difficulties in finalizing the budget after discovering inconsistencies in figures presented by the Finance Ministry in the additional budget. Chaired by Ntenjeru North MP Amos Lugoloobi, the Budget committee convened to scrutinize the additional 929 billion shillings in allocations presented …

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MPs turn away URA officials over UGX 100bn for digital stamps

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Budget Committee have turned away officials from the Uganda Revenue Authority-URA over failure to produce supportive documents for digital stamps. The digital stamps are part of the additional budget proposed in financial year 2019/2020 that has been submitted to the budget …

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MPs recommend transfer of Uganda Airlines to UDC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Budget Committee has recommended that the ownership of Uganda National Airlines Company Limited be transferred to Uganda Development Corporation-UDC. According to the Uganda Development Corporation Act 2016, UDC is the business arm of Government. The new recommendation is carried in a report to …

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