The Human Rights Committee Chairperson Janepher Egunyu Nantume told URN that they are facing some administrative challenges, which have hindered the start of the work. According to a source within the committee, Parliament didn’t budget for standing committees in the third quarter and they are only waiting for the next course of action.
This is part of an emergency supplementary fund set aside for the district whose entire infrastructure was ruined last month, when rivers burst their banks, washing away bridges, buildings and schools and displacing families.
According to the area Mayor, Vincent Kayanja DePaul, Entebbe is still collecting very little in revenue from its tourist attractions. Up to 320 million Shillings is collected through tourism and it mainly comes from Hotel Tax, a levy taken from every hotel guest.
At least 715 million Shillings had been budgeted to facilitate inland and international travel for the committee as part of the ongoing consultations on the controversial bill. The inland trips were expected to cost 227 million Shillings while international trips would take a lions share of 400 million Shillings.
Rukiga district is expected to become operational effective July 1, 2017. It was curved out of Kabale district. In a June 14th 2017 letter to Kabale Chief Administrative Officer, the Electoral Commission Secretary, Sam Rwakoojo, says the Commission is unable to conduct elections in the district as required by law due to lack of funds.