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Uganda: Budget Committee Queries UDC’s Capitalisation Of Private Companies

According to Mpaka, under the manufacturing programme, the sector faces a shortfall of Shs548 billion in unfunded priorities of which Shs269.4 billion is required for the capitalisation of enterprises under UDC

Members of the Budget Committee have asked the Committee of Tourism, Trade and Industry to examine the viability of investing Shs269 billion in several private enterprises through the Uganda Development Corporation (UDC). The trade committee chairperson, Hon Mwine Mpaka, on Thursday, 20 January 2022 presented his committee report on the…

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Minister on spot over transfer of Environmental Fund

MPs said the fund was lawfully established to assist NEMA restore the environment and manage climate change related matters

Members of Parliament on the Natural Resources Committee have criticised the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Hon Matia Kasaija for diverting the Environmental Fund from National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) to the Consolidated Fund, saying this has crippled NEMA’s operations. MPs said the fund was lawfully established to…

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Health Ministry to expand training institutions and referral hospitals

Referral hospitals serve regions and the ministry is introducing services that are not available and expanding infrastructure that is small

The Ministry of Health will aquire land across the country for expansion of national referral hospitals and health training facilities. The Minister of Health, Dr Jane Aceng who appeared before the Committee on Health to defend proposals in the 2022/2023 Budget Framework Paper, said that due to an increase in demand…

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Uganda to be blacklisted over money laundering

The FATF maintains a watch list of countries that have significant shortfalls in tackling money laundering categorised under the grey list and the black list

The Executive Director of the Finance Intelligence Authority, Sydney Asubo revealed that Uganda risks being blacklisted by the Financial Action Taskforce (FATF) if the government does not tackle money laundering by May 2022.  Asubo who was appearing before the Committee on Finance said that the FATF maintains a watch list…

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Uganda: ‘Remove boda bodas from Central Kampala’

Over the years, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has done nothing to consider the sidewalks for pedestrians

Members of Parliament have tasked the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) to decongest the Central Business District (CBD) by removing boda boda riders and reducing public service vehicles. In a meeting of the Committee on Physical Infrastructure, Tororo District Woman Member of Parliament, Hon Sarah Opendi said the CBD needs…

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Uganda: Hass avocado to complement sugarcane in Busoga - Minister

Hass avocado, a commercially popular and nutritious fruit is part of the 19 crops that the ministry is promoting under the Agricultural Value Chain Development Strategy

The Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Hon Frank Tumwebaze, has proposed the introduction of Hass avocado in Busoga to complement sugarcane growing. Hass avocado, a commercially popular and nutritious fruit is part of the 19 crops that the ministry is promoting under the Agricultural Value Chain Development Strategy.…

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Uganda: Shs 6.4 billion Capital Markets Authority budget approved

The authority cited a budget shortfall of Shs963 million, arising from underfunded priorities including; investor and issuer outreach programmes which requires an additional Shs583 million

MPs on the finance committee have approved the Shs6.4 billion budget for the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) for the Financial Year 2022/2023. Led by the Minister of State Finance (Planning), Hon Amos Lugoloobi, the CMA leadership appeared before the committee on Wednesday, 19 January 2022 to present the authority’s budget…

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Uganda: Consumer Protection, Competition Laws In The Offing

Francis Mwijukye demanded that the Ministry of Trade speeds up the process of drafting the two trade bills

Legislators on the Committee of Trade, Tourism and Industry are mooting Consumer Protection and Competition bills to shield consumers and traders from deceptive and unfair trade practices. While meeting officials from the Ministry of Trade, Industries and Cooperatives led by State Minister for Industries, Hon David Bahati and State Minister…

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Uganda: Civil society challenges government on health sector funding

The Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) is concerned that government continues to neglect crucial areas of the health sector through inadequate resource allocation

Members of civil society are disappointed with the Budget Framework Paper for financial year 2022/2023 saying it fails to address critical areas in the health sector. The Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) is concerned that government continues to neglect crucial areas of the health sector through inadequate resource allocation.…

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Uganda: Evaluate performance of Umeme - MPs

Umeme’s concession granted in 2015 will end in 2025 subject to renewal

Members of Parliament have asked the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development to conduct a study on the status and performance of energy distributor, Umeme as its concession ends. Umeme’s concession granted in 2015 will end in 2025 subject to renewal. The total investments that Umeme has made as of…