The Ministry has been allocated 30 billion Shillings out of a 58 billion Shillings request to facilitate its activities for the Financial year 2021-2022. Based on the shortfall, Oryem says they are frustrated by the failure by their counterparts in finance to prioritise diplomatic work and fund it appropriately.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry is seeking Shillings 83.8 billion to among other things pay arrears to international organization, undertake activities of commercial diplomacy, campaign towards retention of UN regional service centre and others.
Vincent Kimbugwe, a campaign strategist to Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa is among the five candidates who intend to contest for the Mawogola County Parliamentary seat. Kutesa represented the county in Parliament from 1996 to date.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Sam Kutesa and his two deputies, Okello Oryem and Asuman Kiyingi as well as Permanent Secretary, James Mugume were on Thursday thrown out of parliament after it was discovered that Mugume was in office illegally.