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MPs raise concern over underutilization of new markets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Parliament on the Committee of Public Service and Local Government have expressed concern about the non-utilization of markets constructed in the different parts of the country. The committee chaired by the Aringa North County MP Godfrey Onzima is conducting inspection tours on …

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Government urged to fast-track merger of agencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has been urged to fast-track the cabinet decision to merge, mainstream and rationalise public institutions and agencies to facilitate efficient public expenditures. This is contained in the report of the Committee on Public Service and Local Government on the sector ministerial policy statements for 2022/23 …

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Magyezi seeks amendment of Public Finance Management Act

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Local Government, Raphael Magyezi has asked lawmakers to amend the Public Finance Management Act to mandate local governments to appropriate local revenues in accordance with the Constitution, the Local Government Act and the policy on decentralization. Article 191 (1) of the constitution states …

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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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Local governments urged to turn to President over financing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Public Service and Local Government appalled by the consistent plea for Parliament’s intervention in their financing woes, have advised the local governments to seek audience with the President. The Secretary of Local Government Finance Commission (LGFC) while appearing before the committee on Thursday, …

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