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Kadaga blocks oil roads loan request over Jinja expressway

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The  Speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga has blocked a government proposal to borrow USD 119 million (440.6 billion Shillings) to upgrade three oil road projects. The request had been tabled by State Minister for planning David Bahati. The loan, which required parliamentary approval was sought …

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Parliament passes PPDA Amendment Bill 2019

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has passed the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Bill, 2019,  which is expected to reduce the bureaucracies of Procurement. The Bill provides for electronic records and communication, the aggregation of procurement requirements and the inclusion of marginalized groups under reservation schemes. The …

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UGX 39.6 trillion budget framework paper approved

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has approved 39.6 trillion shillings budget estimates for the coming financial year 2020/2021. The approval during the sitting chaired by Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah on Thursday followed the adoption of the Budget Committee report that recommended the passing of the National Budget Framework Paper …

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Finance officials grilled over borrowing to finance 2021 elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Planning David Bahati together with the Finance Ministry Director Budget Kenneth Mugambe on Thursday came under criticism over the move to borrow funds to finance activities for the 2021 general elections. Minister Bahati and Mugambe had appeared before the Legal …

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Kampala Minister asks gov’t for more funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Kampala Betty Amongi has asked government to allocate more funds to Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA. Amongi was on Wednesday appearing before Parliament’s Presidential Affairs Committee where she decried the minimal funding to Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA. According to the Budget Framework Paper …

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Finance ministry tables third national development plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |   The Ministry of Finance has tabled the third National Development Plan- NDPIII. The five-year plan was supposed to be approved before the presentation of the National Budget Framework Paper for financial year 2020/2021.  David Bahati, the Minister of State for Planning in the Finance …

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Minister Bahati makes U-turn on Petroleum Fund

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Planning David Bahati says the Petroleum Fund has shillings 70 billion. This is contrary to what he told the parliamentary finance committee last week that the fund had been depleted. Appearing before the budget committee on Tuesday, Bahati backtracked, saying …

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MPs question competence of Internal Auditor General

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Finance Committee have questioned the competence of the government’s internal Auditor-General, Dr Fixon Akonya Okonye. This was on Friday during the committee meeting with Okonye and other officials from the Ministry of Finance over the current stock of domestic …

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Petroleum Fund exhausted – Minister Bahati

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The government has exhausted resources in the Petroleum Fund, Parliament has learnt. This is after the Minister of State for Planning David Bahati confirmed a zero budget allocation from the fund to support the coming financial year 2020/2021 budget despite previous allocations. “There is …

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MPs summon Mutebile over UGX 481 billion BoU capitalization

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Parliament’s Finance Committee has summoned the Bank of Uganda Governor Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile to explain the continued recapitalization of the institution. This follows a fresh request by the Ministry of Finance to recapitalize the Central Bank with Shillings 481.7 billion Shillings in the coming financial …

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