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Government saved USD 51 million from use of national IDs

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The use of the National Identity Card (ID) as the officially recognized identifier has helped facilitate accountability in government.  A cost-benefit analysis study done by researchers at the Resilient Africa Network has found that the government has so far saved up to USD 51 million …

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COVID-19: Ministry of finance, UNRA staff test positive

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  At least 21 staff at the Ministry of Finance and six from Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) have tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as the cases grow among different private and public agencies. Finance staff under-went mandatory COVID-19 test on August 19. Test results, according …

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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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