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CSBAG urges govt on 2022/23 budget

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group has commended the government for putting together a pro-people 2022/23 budget, but has outlined areas that it wants prioritised so as to achieve tangible results. Speaking at a post-budget event held in Kampala on June 23, Julius Mukunda, …

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Civil society urges streamlined Parish Development Model

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Organisations have called on government to establish a clear allocation formula for funds under the Parish Development Model (PDM), while considering different demographic dynamics to promote equity. Julius Mukunda, the Executive Director at the Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) said despite Shs465.48 billion …

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CSBAG wants rollout of Parish Development Model halted

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group – CSBAG has called for the halting of the nationwide roll-out of the Parish Development Model, saying that the country is not ready to implement the project. Last year, Uganda’s Cabinet approved the implementation of the Parish …

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CSBAG calls for UGX100Bn recapitalization of UDC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) has proposed a provision of 100 Billion Shillings to capitalize the Uganda Development Corporation (UDC). UDC is an investment institution established as a government entity with the mandate to facilitate the industrial and economic development of Uganda. CSBAG …

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CSBAG wants windfall tax levied on monthly basis to maximize revenue

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) has asked the Committee on Finance, Planning and Economic Development to alter the Income Tax (Amendment) (No.2) Bill, 2021 to allow government levy windfall tax on a monthly basis. In its current state, the Bill that is being scrutinised …

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CSBAG cautions against allowing UNOC to retain oil revenue

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Organizations have cautioned that allowing the Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) to retain petroleum revenue will mark the beginning of an oil curse in Uganda. They have now asked the finance committee of Parliament to reject a proposal by the government to have UNOC …

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CSBAG demands set up of fiscal council to assess gov’t expenditure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) has proposed the establishment of a fiscal council to oversee taxation and expenditure of public funds. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the fiscal council is an independent public institution set up by the government to evaluate …

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CSOs react to proposed 2021/22 budget

Many say, the planned expenditure may not boost service delivery Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s newly proposed budget may not efficiently deliver services to the citizens, according to the Civil Society Organisations that do work on the budget. The first weakness was pointed out by Julius Mukunda, the …

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CSOs call for more funding to curb gender based violence

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Sophie Nampewo, a budget policy specialist at Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group is urging government to invest more resources in interventions geared towards curbing Gender Based Violence. Nampewo was speaking at a strategic meeting with policy makers to influence GBV financing in FY2021/22 budget in …

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