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MPs oppose UGX 7.5Bn budget for new sub-county police posts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Budget Committee has opposed a Shillings 7.5 billion budget request by the Uganda Police Force to construct police posts at sub-county level in order to secure funds for the Parish Development Model (PDM). The proposed budget was communicated to the committee by Rosemary Nyakikongoro, the …

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Gov’t on the spot over parish model implementation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Budget Committee have queried the government’s preparedness to implement the Parish Development Model (PDM). The MPs think that the apparent strategy to promote increased incomes intended to alleviate communities from poverty, is ‘ill-prepared’ and could go to waste if the …

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MPs oppose funding for presidential initiative on model villages

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators on the Budget Committee have opposed a proposal to provide additional funding to facilitate the presidential model villages’ project in the next financial year. The chairperson of the Committee on Presidential Affairs, Jesca Ababiku, who had on Thursday, 28 April 2022 appeared before the Budget …

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Budget Committee questions role of EAC Ministry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Budget Committee have questioned the role of the Ministry of East African Community Affairs over its reported failure to engage the East African Community Membership on trade barriers. The East African Community Affairs Committee chaired by Noeline Kisembo Basemera was on Monday, 24 …

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Budget committee queries UDC’s capitalization of private companies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Budget Committee have asked the Committee of Tourism, Trade and Industry to examine the viability of investing Shs269 billion in several private enterprises through the Uganda Development Corporation (UDC). The trade committee chairperson, Mwine Mpaka, on Thursday 20 January 2022 presented his committee …

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Budget committee approves UGX21Bn for church land compensation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Budget Committee on Monday agreed to approve a total of 21 billion Shillings budget meant to compensate the Church of Uganda for its land taken by government to expand Entebbe International Airport. The committee had earlier rejected this request from the Ministry of Finance …

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Opposition wants classified expenditures opened for scrutiny

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament’s Committee on the Budget have welcomed proposals by the Shadow Minister for Finance, Muhammad Muwanga Kivumbi, also Butambala legislator which among others call for a review of the law and regulations relating to the management of the classified budget. The proposals are …

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Gov’t entities failed to spend 951 billion shillings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fifteen government entities failed to spend funds totaling 951 billion shillings appropriated in the current budget for the financial year 2020/2021. The funds are reported to have been unspent by December 2020. Amos Lugoloobi, the chairman of the Budget Committee of Parliament said in a report …

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Budget Committee declines to approve UGX 487 billion oil loan

Government intends to secure finances from the domestic market for the oil pipeline project Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | High hurdles still stand in the way to the Final Investment Decision that will see the country’s first oil come out of the ground for the crude to be transported to …

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