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Opposition maintains concern on economy, demands answers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has proposed a meeting between the Leader of the Opposition (LoP), Mathias Mpuuga, and Finance State Minister (Privatisation and Investment) Evelyn Anite, after an unsatisfactory response to the LoP’s concerns on government’s failure to meet its financial obligations. In a …

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Parliament approves Shs1.7 trillion loan request

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have approved a request by the government to borrow $464 million (about Shs1.7 trillion) to finance infrastructure and development needs of the budget despite objection from the opposition, who say the loan terms are unfair. Referred to Parliament’s Committee on National Economy …

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MPs press gov’t for details on Shs1.7 trillion loan disbursement plans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Committee on National Economy has asked Finance State Minister, Henry Musasizi for details on the actual intended disbursements of the loan before they can give their nod of approval. Shadow Finance Minister, Muhammad Kivumbi objected asking for details of the disbursement, a request he said …

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Gov’t seeks to borrow Shs3.5 trillion to finance budget

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Finance State Minister, Henry Musasizi has asked Members of Parliament to approve up to Shs3.5 trillion to finance the Shs48.1 trillion budget. The first loan request which is up to US$464 million translating to about Shs1.7 trillion, is to be sourced from the Standard …

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Gov’t reviewing hybrid procurement method

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Finance in charge of General Duties, Henry Musasizi has said that the government is reviewing the hybrid procurement method amidst criticisms from local governments. On Monday, a section of local government leaders in Northern Uganda faulted the procurement method arguing it is …

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Uganda’s fiscal deficit is worrying: Minister Musasizi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Finance in charge of General Duties, Henry Musasizi has raised concerns over the country’s high fiscal deficit saying it’s worrying. Parliament in May this year passed a budget of 48.1 trillion shillings for the financial year 2022/23. However, out of the total …

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Parliament questions finance minister on budget cuts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has tasked the Minister of Finance to explain the budget cuts to different government entities that were effected in the first quarter release for the current financial year. During the plenary on Wednesday, a matter of national importance was raised by James Kaberuka, the Kinkizi …

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Support ROKO to save ongoing projects: Solicitor General

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has asked Members of Parliament to support the proposal to buy shares in ROKO Construction Limited to save ongoing construction works. The Minister of State for Finance (General Duties), Henry Musasizi recently tabled a proposal for the government to purchase 150,000 preference shares in Roko …

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Roko, MPs disagree on alternative financing possibilities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Finance Committee of parliament and Roko Construction Limited have disagreed on the alternative financing possibilities for the company. The committee is considering a proposal from the government to purchase 150,000 shares worth Shillings 202.13 billion in Roko Construction Limited payable over five years. The …

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Gov’t moves to buy UGX 200Bn shares in Roko

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has tabled before parliament a proposal to purchase 150,000 preference shares in Roko Construction Limited. State Minister for Finance Henry Musasizi, told parliament that the shares will be worth 202.13 billion Shillings which will be paid over a period of five years. The …

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