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NSSF’s UGX 6 billion request was legal: Minister Amongi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Betty Amongi, has rejected a claim by the board chairperson of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) that she irregularly requested for Shs6 billion. On Thursday, 02 February 2023, a day after Peter Kimbowa’s allegation before the select …

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Budget cut to severely affect elderly persons under SAGE

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliamentary Forum on Social Protection has warned that thousands of older persons benefiting from the Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment – SAGE programme across the country will be severely affected following a significant budget cut. Flavia Kabahenda, the Chairperson of the Forum says that …

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Gov’t proposed budget increase unrealistic: Opposition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition in Parliament has said that the proposed resource envelope for the next financial year 2023/2024 is unrealistic based on the proposed tax revenue collections and the country’s debt stock. This is according to a minority report on the proposed National Budget Framework paper …

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MPs propose UBC and New Vision merger

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators have urged government to consider merging Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) and the New Vision following reports of non-performance. MPs made this proposal while scrutinizing the budgetary allocations to UBC for the Financial Year 2023/2024, arguing that government should not continue injecting money in an entity …

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MPs reject proposed budget cuts in the tourism sector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have rejected the projected budget cuts in the tourism sector, saying it is a key contributor to foreign revenue and a remedy to debt burden. Legislators are dismayed that government is moving to cut the tourism budget from Shs195 billion in 2022/2023 Financial …

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Prioritise police budgetary needs, MPs task minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawmakers on the Committee of Defence and Internal Affairs have tasked the Ministry of Internal Affairs to prioritise the budgetary needs of the Uganda Police Force. The Members of Parliament were receiving the 2023/2024 Financial Year Budget Frame Work paper of the ministry. The Minister …

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Opposition adopts new budget approach

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition in Parliament is adopting a new approach to the National Budget moving away from responding to the government’s propositions to developing a completely different alternative national budget, the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament (LOP) Mathias Mpuuga has announced. Addressing members of the …

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Defence fails to defend UGX 8.7 trillion budget

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs on Friday turned away officials from the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs from a meeting to scrutinize their Budget Framework Paper following a mismatch of figures. The unceremonious sendoff on Friday morning marked the second time in …

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General Assembly approves UN regular budget for 2023

United Nations, USA | Xinhua | The General Assembly on Friday approved an annual regular budget for the United Nations of about 3.396 billion U.S. dollars. The 2023 budget is higher than that of 2022, which stood at 3.122 billion dollars. The regular budget covers UN activities across a range of areas, …

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Museveni wants next budget to prioritize irrigation

Katakwi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni said that the next financial year’s budget should prioritize on irrigation and building fertilizer factory in Tororo. Museveni made the remarks in Ongongoja Sub County, Katakwi district where he officiated as chief guest at a thanksgiving function for Rev. Fr. Lawrence Akepa …

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