During the meeting, Bukanga South MP Stephen Kangwagye asked for the Ministry’s clarity on reports that Uganda’s troops under the African Union Mission for Somalia (Amisom) had not been paid for two years.
Today, Gen. Kyanda and a team from the Ministry of Defence appeared before the Defence and Internal Affairs Committee of Parliament to defend the 89.6 billion Shillings budget request to finance the ongoing operation Shujja, alongside other budgetary requirements.
In the coming financial year 2022/2023, government has allocated 465 billion Shillings for the Parish Development Model. President Yoweri Museveni told MPs last year that government plans to allocate 100 million Shillings to every parish for the implementation of the Development Model and this would require a total of 1 trillion Shillings budgetary allocation for the 10,595 parishes.
The investments on the list include 60 billion Shillings to capitalize two road construction companies,10 billion Shillings for a Cocoa processing plant in Bundibugyo, another 10 billion for the Masaka fruit factory and, 21.9 billion Shillings for the expansion of buildings as well as procurement of the Orange Line for the Soroti fruit factory.
Mpuuga’s request is carried in a letter dated January 19, in which he highlights that several fuel stations across the country have run out of fuel while those with stock are charging exorbitant prices. He says that there is a looming risk of a country shut down in the event that urgent interventions are not undertaken to address the crisis.
Hass Avocado is a commercially popular and nutritious fruit and one of the 19 crops that the Ministry of Agriculture is promoting under the Agricultural value chain development strategy. The others are cashew nuts, banana, cassava, beans, fish, cocoa, cotton, coffee and others.
According to Byabakama, the total cost of the elections is 90.67 Billion Shillings but only 36.15 billion has been provided in the Budget Framework Paper, leaving a shortfall of 54.52 billion.
According to Byabakama, the total cost of these elections is 90.67 billion but only 36.15 billion has been provided in the Budget Framework Paper, leaving a shortfall of 54.52 billion.
Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) earmarked the current EC premises at Jinja Road for construction of the Jinja-Kampala Expressway Flyover as well as the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) projects. EC was expected to vacate the Jinja Road premises by June 2021.
Barnabas Tinkasimire, the Buyaga West MP asked that the document presented by the Minister be withdrawn since it does not tally with the Budget Framework Paper that was tabled before the House in December 2021.
The construction of the Supreme Court building is expected to cost 10.9 billion Shillings while the regional appellant courts will altogether cost 14.2 billion Shillings. The money is also envisaged to cover the procurement of vehicles at a cost of 12.6 billion Shillings, case management and implementation of case back reduction strategy, which will take 29.4 billion Shillings and operational expenses at 30.9 billion.
UMEME was granted a 10-year concession in 2015 subject to renewal. As of December 2021, UMEME had made investments worth USD 547.5 million of which it has recovered USD 331 million. The Ministry of Energy had however sought a budget of 256.2 billion Shillings to start a phased buyout of the company.
The officials led by the Minister of State for Water and Environment, Aisha Ssekindi made the call on Monday while appearing before Parliament’s Environment and Natural Resources Committee to discuss the Budget Framework Paper for the financial year 2022/2023.
Last year, Cabinet approved the implementation of Parish Development Model as a delivery strategy for transitioning households out of the subsistence to income economy, with effect from 1st July, 2021.
The ICT Ministry was then charged with the responsibility of spearheading Pillar 5 of the model that deals with ‘Community Data’. This involves setting up the Parish Development Management Information System (PDMIS) to validate information on the beneficiaries, evaluate the livelihood and standards of living of people and tracking the progress and performance of the different pillars so as to report real time implication of the programme.
On 7 December 2021, Peter Lokeris, the Minister of State for Energy led officials from the Ministry and introduced the Bill to Parliament’s Committee Environment and Natural Resources for scrutiny. The Minister disclosed that the Ministry is lobbying the lawmakers to expedite the amendments when plenary resumes because several private mineral license holders are not performing to capacity as required.
Anne Twinomugisha Muhairwe, the other Deputy IGG confirmed that she sanctioned Byenkya’s file and that IGG Kamya is not involved in the case. She wondered why the issue regarding the ULC chairperson has become a national matter yet the inspectorate is also investigating other officials in different Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
Dr Byarugaba said that it was disturbing that politicians don't want to pay for hospital services and expect peasants to pay for the same, adding that although the hospital is often blamed for not raising revenue, all efforts in this direction have been frustrated by Ministers, Members of Parliament and other political leaders.