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Uganda: MPs approve Budget Framework Paper in readiness for FY 2022/23 Budget

Section 9(8) of the Public Finance Management Act requires Parliament to receive and process the Budget Framework Paper (BFP) by the 1st of February

MPs have unanimously approved the Budget Framework Paper for the financial year 2022/23 to FY 2026/27, after harmonising positions in the minority and majority reports of the Committee on Budget. Section 9(8) of the Public Finance Management Act requires Parliament to receive and process the Budget Framework Paper (BFP) by…

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Uganda: MPs task Govt to explain shooting of Police officer

Police Constable Robert Mukebezi, was shot and injured on Sunday, 16 January 2022 as he attempted to tow a UPDF vehicle that was involved in an accident in Ntinda, Kampala

The Deputy Speaker, Anita Among, has directed government to present to Parliament a report about an incident in which a Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldier shot a police officer and injured him. Police Constable Robert Mukebezi, was shot and injured on Sunday, 16 January 2022 as he attempted to…

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Uganda: Government tables Shs4.6 trillion supplementary budget

The supplementary will among other things support the recurrent expenditure on salaries, wages, and other expenses under State House at Shs481 billion

The Minister of State for Finance in charge of General Duties, Hon Henry Musasizi, has tabled the Supplementary Appropriation (No. 4) Bill, 2021 for first reading amidst concerns from the Opposition about the utilisation of the previous requests. The bill seeks to provide for supplementary appropriation amounting to Shs4.7 trillion…

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Uganda: Members of Parliament express reservations over appointment of firm to audit Auditor General

The Deputy Speaker, Anita Among, had tasked the Parliamentary Commission to ensure that the right and due processes are followed to procure the best audit company for the job

Parliament has approved the appointment of an auditor to audit the accounts of the Office of the Auditor General for financial years 2021/2022, 2022/2023 and 2023/2024. The Deputy Speaker, Anita Among, had tasked the Parliamentary Commission to ensure that the right and due processes are followed to procure the best…

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Uganda: Law to streamline electricity sector in offing

The Bill seeks to amend the Electricity Act, Cap. 145 to among others increase funds allocated to the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA)

The Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Ruth Nankabirwa Ssentamu, has tabled the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2022 for first reading. The Bill seeks to amend the Electricity Act, Cap. 145 to among others increase funds allocated to the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) from 0.3 percent to 0.7 percent of the…

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Uganda: Parliament lauds Mutebile for service above self

Nabbanja said Mutebile was a diligent leader who served Uganda with dedication and patriotism and participated in shaping the destiny of Uganda

Members of Parliament have extoled the late Prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile for what they termed as an immeasurable dedication to the growth of the economy of Uganda. The Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja, presented to a Parliament a Motion to eulogize Mutebile, who served as the Governor Bank of…

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Uganda: Education Ministry seeks more funds for disasters, study loans

The Ministry has maintained a budgetary allocation of shs12.62 billion to cater for emergency construction of primary schools and procurement of lightening arrestors for areas prone to lightning strikes

The Ministry of Education and Sports requires an additional Shs28.38 billion to enhance its contingency budget to address long-term effects of disasters on institutions of learning. Parliament's Education and Sports Committee Chairperson, Hon John Twesigye, said the Ministry has maintained a budgetary allocation of shs12.62 billion to cater for emergency…

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Uganda: Parliament asked to reverse cuts on health sector budget

The proposed budget for the health sector for the financial year is Shs2.2 trillion, which translates into a decrease of Shs1.1 trillion for the financial year 2021/2022

The Committee on Health wants Parliament to reverse its decision to trim off Shs113.14 billion from the health sector budget saying it will affect key interventions. The committee led by the Chairperson Dr Charles Ayume was on Tuesday, 25 January 2022 appearing before the Budget Committee of Parliament to present…

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Uganda: Find money for maternal health, says UWOPA

UWOPA members said that the budget proposed for the health sector for financial year 2022/2023 is inadequate to address the escalating maternal deaths

Members of Parliament under the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) have asked government to re-align its priorities and find money to fight maternal mortality which they said is on the increase. UWOPA members said that the budget proposed for the health sector for financial year 2022/2023 is inadequate to address…

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Uganda: Members of Parliament halt financing Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) operations in Congo

The Ministry of Defense had asked for Shs89.7 billion to finance the operations but MPs said briefing of Parliament should precede committing public funds to the operation

Parliament’s Committee on Budget has decided to stay allocations to ‘Operation Shujaa’, a code name for the Uganda People’s Defense Forces campaign against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in Congo, until the legislature is apprised of the operation. The Ministry of Defense had asked for Shs89.7 billion to finance the…