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Gulu district prepares Shs 30 Billion budget

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu district local government has laid out a proposed budget of 30 billion shillings for 2020/2021 financial year with health and education as top priorities. The budget was laid out in a two days district budget conference which started on Wednesday morning and concluded on …

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Gov’t unveils UGX 40.7 Trillion budget proposals for FY 2021/2022

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Finance has unveiled a 40.7 trillion Shillings budget for the financial year 2021/2022. The proposed figure is less of the current budget by 11 trillion Shillings. Parliament initially approved 45.49 trillion Shillings budget for the current financial year which started on …

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Uganda drops in budget transparency survey

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has once again dropped in Open Budget Survey ranking owed to low public participation in the budgeting process. The survey carried out by Uganda Debt Network in partnership with the US-based International Budget Partnership shows that Uganda recorded an average score of 58 out …

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Nansana municipality budget approved five weeks after deadline

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nansana municipality has finally passed its annual budget estimates almost five weeks after the deadline stated by law. The municipality in Wakiso district failed for more than three months to pass the over 23 billion Shillings budget due to wrangles between the executive and …

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Buganda Lukiiko approves UGX 109Bn budget

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda’s Lukiiko has approved a budget of Shillings 109.7 billion to support different Kingdom activities in the 2020/2021 financial year. The budget presented on Monday afternoon by the Kingdom Finance Minister, Robert Waggwa Nsibirwa is Shillings 13 billion less compared to the current financial …

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Education gets lion share of budget in Teso region

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The education sector has taken a lion share in the budget estimates for 2020/2021 financial year across the districts in the Teso sub region. In Kumi district, the education budget increased by more than 600,000 shillings from the current financial year budget of 10.1 …

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Finance Minister asked to explain variance in budget figures

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has summoned the Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija to explain the variance in figures presented during his budget speech which was presented last week. This follows an observation of inconsistencies in the figures that were approved by Parliament …

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