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YEAR ENDER REVIEW: Budget-reading month

Kasaija arrives for the budget. PHOTO BY MEDIA CENTRE

YEAR IN REVIEW: June 2017

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | June 8: This is traditionally the budget-reading month and Matia Kasaija, the Minister for Finance, Planning and Economic Development read a Shs29trillion National Budget.

The government increased budgetary allocations to the Science and Information Technology sectors.

Earlier on June 6, President Yoweri Museveni had delivered the State-of-the-Nation Address, in which he spoke on torture, infrastructure development, and commercial agriculture.

Uganda president Museveni and UN Secretary General António Guterres at the recent Refugee Summit in Uganda

June 22-

Uganda hosts a UN-backed Refugee Solidarity Summit attended by world leaders including UN Secretary General Antonio Gueterres.

The UN boss lauded Uganda’s open door refugee policy as exemplary. A total of $358million was raised at the event to cater to the refugee influx in the country.

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