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UGX 200bn allocated for 2021 elections

Matia Kasaija Minister of Finance,Planning & Economic Development, Republic of Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Government has allocated 223 billion shillings for the implementation of the Electoral Roadmap for the 2021 General Elections.

This was revealed by the Minister for Finance, Planning and Economic Development Matia Kasaija on Thursday during the presentation of the budget for financial year 2019/2020.

According to Kasaija, the funds have been allocated through the responsible institutions to kick start the implementation of the electoral process.

The Electoral Commission last year requested for 900 billion shillings for the 2021 elections.

According to the Electoral Commission Secretary Sam Rwakoojo, the increase in the budget for elections is due to the creation of several new administrative districts. 

Kasaija also said that the judiciary has been allocated an additional 73 billion shillings, which includes 20 billion for the construction of the Supreme Court, while 22 billion shillings has been provided to enhance the pay for judicial officers, state attorneys and prosecutors.   

The Works and Transport sector got the largest share of the 40.48 trillion budget with an allocation of 6.4 trillion Shillings up from 4.7 trillion Shillings.

It is followed by the Security Sector with 3.6 trillion Shillings up from 2.06 trillion and the Education Sector allocated 3.2 trillion up from 2.7 trillion.

The other sector allocations are Energy and Mineral Development Sector at 2.9 trillion, Health 2.5 trillion, Accountability Sector 1.9 trillion, Justice Law and Order Sector at 1.6 trillion, Local Government Sector 1.2 trillion, Water and Environment 1.04 trillion, Agriculture 1.01 trillion an others.

Tourism got 157 billion, ICT 123 billion, Trade and Industry with 171 billion, Science and Technology 159 billion, Lands and Housing 193 billion, Social Development 218 billion and others.



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