Without specifying amounts, Dr Diana Atwine, the MOH permanent Secretary told an emergency meeting called by Prime Minister Robina Nabbanja that at the time of depositing the money to the two procurement entities they had thought they would use money promised by the World Bank which has not yet come through.
Of this, at least 1.3 trillion Shillings was already spent within the 3 per cent legal limit which the government can spend and seek approval later from Parliament, while 2.4 trillion Shillings is for prior approval by Parliament.
Last week, the Ministry of Finance, released a total of 5.8 trillion Shillings to facilitate government institutions in the second quarter of the year, covering the months of October, November and December 2021. Luwero district received 15.4 billion Shillings to cater for wages and development programmes among other activities during the same period.
In spite of releasing the funds timely, the Ministry says up to 119 billion meant for wage bill was returned unspent; gratuity 18.9 billion, pension 7.7 billion, non-wage recurrent 35.5 billion and 40.7 billion for development.
Citing Kisowera parish in Nama sub-county, Mukono district, Ssebaggala, said that the illegal settlers started destroying and stealing church property including the two acres of eucalyptus trees which they cut and sold. He said that the squatters have also started selling off plots of land and erecting buildings on the land.
Commenting about the project and women inclusion issues, Sheikh Muhammad Ali Waiswa, the 2nd Deputy Mufti of Uganda said while they opened up a women’s desk at the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council, they have employed males to work there since women are not forthcoming.
Hajjati Syda Bbumba the chairperson of the National Economy Committee had presented a report endorsing the investment part of which will be used to ensure that national parks are fenced off to stop animal-human conflicts and to increase the involvement of local communities in the management of forest and wildlife areas.
Dorothy Mukasa, the Chief Executive Officer at Unwanted Witness Uganda explains that raising the cost of the internet through an additional tax is a slap in the face of digital innovators who can potentially create more revenue sources through creating employment.
State Minister of Finance David Bahati says that the move is intended to streamline the transport sector by getting rid of illegitimate cars and raising money for the maintenance of roads across the country. According to the breakdown, Car owners will pay 200,000 Shillings while motorcycle owners will pay 50,000 Shillings annually.
Parliament had authorized the government to borrow up to 445 billion Shillings (101.88 million euros) from the UK Export Finance for the development of the solar-powered irrigation and water supply system, a project which seeks to develop 920 water supply systems for both domestic use and irrigation nationwide over a three-year period.