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Expect no growth in 2020 – Muhakanizi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Secretary to the Treasury, Keith Muhakanizi has said Uganda will be lucky to grow at all in the calendar year 2020, underlining the extent of battering the coronavirus (COVID-19) has had on the country’s economy. Muhakanizi was today speaking at an event to …

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36 districts fail to submit draft budget estimates

Soroti, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  36 districts have failed to to submit draft budget estimates, work plans and performance contracts for the financial year 2020/2021. The revelation is contained in the letter addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government by Keith Muhakanizi, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Finance, …

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Gov’t to prioritize salaries, security- Ministry of Finance

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has classified wages and salaries of civil servants, Ministry of Health spending and security as priority spending in the foreseeable future until the country can contain the COVID-19 scourge. Secretary to the Treasury Keith Muhakanizi said in a statement to all accounting …

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Gov’t erroneously sent UGX 2.2b to support students in China

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Government erroneously sent Shillings 2.2 billion to support Ugandan students stuck in China following Corona virus outbreak, the Finance Ministry Permanent Secretary, Keith Muhakanizi has revealed. In a letter dated March 10, 2020, addressed to the Ugandan Embassy in Beijing, China, Muhakanizi says that the …

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Accountability: Muhakanizi vows to take action against NMS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Secretary to Treasury, Keith Muhakanizi has vowed to take stern action against National Medical Stores-NMS for failure to account for Shillings 3.59 billion. This stems from the Auditor General’s report for the year ending 2017, which shows that items worth Shillings 3.59 billion remained  undistributed  …

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Muhakanizi: No money for coronavirus emergency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament-PAC on Tuesday afternoon established that government lacks money to handle any emergency that would arise from the coronavirus outbreak. The Secretary to the Treasury, Keith Muhakanizi revealed this while appearing before PAC to respond to queries in the …

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PAC grills Secretary to Treasury over Public Debt Management

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has questioned the Secretary to Treasury Keith Muhakanizi over failure to prioritize and categorize domestic arrears under the stock of public debt. Muhakanizi together with the Accountant General Lawrence Ssemakula were on Tuesday appearing before the committee to respond …

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Managing current budget a big challenge-Muhakanizi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Secretary to Treasury Keith Muhakanizi says that wrong projections in the current 2019/2020 financial year have made management of the National Budget a big challenge. Muhakanizi was on Tuesday appearing before Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee to respond to Auditor General’s queries raised in …

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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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