The four administrative units were created in the last financial year and were expected to start operating at the start of the 2019/2010 financial year.
Their operations were however deferred until this new financial year of 2019/2020 but it has not started.
However, the Finance Under-Secretary Betty Kasimbazi was unable to avail the requested audited accounts amid protests from Members of Parliament who demanded that she be dismissed until the documents are availed.
During the meeting, Kalungu West MP Joseph Ssewungu alleged that there were plans to privatize the Stadium, He tasked the Finance officials to inform the committee about the ownership and management of the Stadium and where 875.3 million shillings arose from.
Officials from the Finance Ministry on Wednesday failed to convince Members of Parliament sitting on the Finance Committee about a proposal for government to write off tax arrears amounting to Shillings 426 billion.
During Wednesdays plenary session, the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga attacked the Finance Ministry saying that it has resorted to deliberately denying Members of Parliament Certificates of Financial Implications with the intent to kill debate on their proposed Private Bills.
According to the draft budget, the DPP seeks Shillings 250 million for CCTV cameras, biometric access system, scanners and detectors and Shillings 1.26 billion, 7 double cabin pickups for State Attorneys on high risk assignments and 3 Station wagons of Shillings 900 million.
Part of the Shillings 39.32 billion, 15.3 billion is meant for Uganda Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment SAGE under the Gender Ministry while Shillings 7 billion is for food arrears in Uganda Prisons Services.
Government seeks to borrow 736 billion Shillings from the domestic market to finance supplementary expenditure and mitigate revenue shortfalls being experienced in the 2017/2018 budget. According to the government, revenues recorded a shortfall of 324 billion Shillings in just the first half of the current financial year and the overall revenue shortfall by the end of the financial year is projected to hit 659 billion Shillings. The Government had projected to collect 15 trillion Shillings in revenue.
But during cross examination by Gerald Karuhanga, the PAC vice chairperson, NMS officials insisted that they have never received any funds despite receiving confirmation from the Finance Ministry that the money was ready.
The local councils are the first reference points for the community and other organs of the state. However, Uganda has not held LCI elections since 2001 owing to a 2007 ruling based on a petition filed by Maj Rubaramira Ruranga, the former chairman of the Forum for Democratic Change FDC party Electoral Commission.
The companies are listed in a document presented by the Ministry of Finance to the Finance Committee of Parliament this evening. The document availed by state minister for investment Evelynn Anite indicates that the state enterprises have had management and capitalization challenges affecting their performance over the years.
Kenneth Mugambe, the Director Budget in the Finance Ministry defended the importance of the PBB system, saying it links money to service delivery. He said the system is an upgrade of the out-put budgeting system that is tamper proof.
Legislators sitting on parliaments health committee have for the second time halted the consideration and approval of the 1.8-trillion-Shilling health sector budget citing inaccuracies in the figures. Pleading with the committee, Minister Aceng apologised for the errors blaming them on the programme based budgeting system that was rolled out by the finance ministry very late in the course of the financial year.