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ECONOMISTS: Overshooting govt expenditure will distort planning

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Economists have warned against over running government budgets saying the move will distort government’s planning processes. Recently, the Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development (MoFPED) released the Economic Performance report for January 2019. The report revealed that government spent Shs1.286 trillion instead of …

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CSOs warn about Sh2.7 trillion tax arrears

Escalating tax arrears likely to hurt service delivery, CSOs warn Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have expressed concern over the growing tax arrears worth Sh2.7 trillion which government has failed to pay on behalf of contractors. Regina Navuga, a program officer at Southern and Eastern …

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2018/19 budget proposal

Economists welcome debt repayment but decry budget cuts for social sectors Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The government is seeking to increase spending by 5% to Shs34.3 trillion in the next financial year that starts in July amidst proposed budget cuts for critical sectors including security, education, health, social development, …

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Uganda public debt burden to bite in 2019/2020 – CSOs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Civil Society Organizations (CSO) under the Umbrella Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group have expressed fears that impact of the highly shooting public debt is going to be much felt by Ugandans in the next financial year as government plans to spend more on debt …

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Auditor General, CSBAG to work together

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | A group of civil society organizations under their umbrella group, Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) are concerned about government’s failure to implement the recommendations in the Auditor General’s (AG) reports documents over the years. The group, headed by the Executive Director, Julius Mukunda, said …

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CSOs ask Uganda parliament to reject supplementary budgets

  CSBAG: Budget indiscipline killing Uganda’s economy Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Civil society Budget advocacy Group (CSBAG) has asked parliament to reject “unnecessary supplementary budget” requests by government extended to The House for approval. In a statement released on March 2, CSBAG said it wants the Public …

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