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 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.