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Budget committee rejects UGX 336Bn radio procurement deal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Budget Committee has declined to approve 336.8 Billion Shillings supplementary budget request by the government to purchase 9 million radio sets for Ugandan homes to facilitate the long-distance learning program. The decision has been disclosed by a section of MPs on the committee who …

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Domestic borrowing will not hurt economy – Bahati

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Finance David Bahati has convinced the National Economy committee of Parliament to allow government to borrow domestically saying the economy will be minimally hurt. Bahati was appearing before the committee led by Syda Bbumba to respond to queries raised by Members …

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MPs seek review of DRC road funding plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament are proposing to cut funding for the construction of a road in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by up to 50 percent as a means to reduce the amount of money borrowed domestically. The Ugandan government announced earlier that it would …

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Education ministry fails to convince MPs on radio procurement

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Officials from the Ministry of Education and Sports have today failed to persuade legislators sitting on Parliament’s Budget Committee on the proposed expenditure of Shillings 336.8 billion to purchase radio sets for all homesteads in the country. Led by the Minister of State for Planning …

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Budget committee recommends UGX 2.6BN for Ugandan embassy in Angola

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of Parliament sitting on the Budget Committee today unanimously agreed to approve a supplementary budget allocation of 2.657 billion Shillings to enable the Ministry of Foreign Affairs establish an Embassy of Uganda in Angola. The Committee position followed a presentation of a statement by …

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MPs stay approval of supplementary budget request for radio receivers

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Budget Committee of parliament have queried the government’s proposal to spend Shillings 336.8 billion to purchase radio sets for all homesteads in the country.    The money is part of the bigger supplementary budget request worth Shillings 353.8 billion presented to the Committee by …

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Gov’t urgently wants sh336 billion to buy radios for everybody

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  In a fresh supplementary budget request to parliament, government is seeking a total provision of Shillings 353.8 billion to purchase radios to all Uganda homesteads to support long distance learning and others. David Bahati, the Minister of State for Planning presented the request to Parliament’s …

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Cabinet approves new national population policy

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has finally approved a new National Population Policy 2020.  State Minister for Finance, David Bahati confirmed that the cabinet meeting on Monday approved the new policy which is aligned alongside Vision 2040 and Sustainable Development Goals.  Unlike the past policy developed at the time …

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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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