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Give UNOC Sh914 billion, Auditor General

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Auditor General John Muwanga has urged adequate capitalization of the Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) and its subsidiary companies to enable government commercial participation in the strategic oil and gas sector. According to Muwanga’s new audit report for financial year 2020/2021, a total …

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Minister pleads for funding for UBC and national guidance directorate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Minister of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and National guidance Judith Nabakooba has decried a lack of funding for national guidance and Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC).   Although the Ministry sought 22 billion Shillings for the national broadcaster-UBC, and three billion Shillings for the national guidance …

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Hawk-eyed MPs throw out finance Minister’s supplementary request

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  For the second time in two months, members of Parliament’s Budget Committee have humiliated Finance Minister Matia Kasaija over his baffling requests for funding. Late January Kasaija’s request for sh481 billion shillings to recapitalise Bank of Uganda was thrown out and the central bank also …

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Health Ministry extends Ebola response plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Ministry has extended Uganda’s Ebola response plan due to lack of funding. The Ebola response plan was supposed to end in September 2019, but has now been extended to the end of December 2019 due to lack of funds as the Ministry waits …

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Low funding affects taxpayer expansion project in Kigezi

Kigezi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Low funding is hampering the progress of Taxpayer Register Expansion Project (TREP) in Kigezi sub-region. TREP was unveiled in the financial year 2013/2014 by the Ministry of Finance, Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB), Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and Local GovernGovernments …

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Gov’t probes 13 top NGO accounts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) has asked Equity bank for the account details of 13 non-governmental organizations to establish their source of their funding. They are Action Aid International Uganda, Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda, Alliance for Campaign Finance Monitoring, Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda, …

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IPOD summit resolves to increase funding to political parties

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Inter-Party Organization for Dialogue – IPOD Summit have resolved that funding to Political Parties with representation in Parliament be increased from the current 10 billion to 35 billion Shillings in the financial year 2019/2020. According to IPOD Chairperson Nobert Mao, the parties …

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs seeks more funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is seeking funds in the next financial year to cater for government’s contributions to international bodies. The request was made by the Minister, Sam Kutesa, who was appearing before the Committee on Foreign Affairs to defend the ministry’s budget proposals …

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UN chief Guterres to lobby US Congress to save funding

United Nations, United States | AFP |  Drastic cuts in US funding to the United Nations would create an insoluble problem for the world body, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday as he announced plans to lobby US lawmakers to reject the cutbacks. Guterres will travel to Washington next week …

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Makerere Visitation Committee funding questioned in parliament

Parliament questions State House over Makerere Visitation Committee funding Members of Parliament (MPs) on the Budget Committee have condemned a move to fund the Makerere University Visitation Committee from the State House budget. The expenditure by the visitation committee was on Wednesday the center of a heated debate between MPs and …

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