The MPs made the decision after the finance committee chairperson, Henry Musasizi recommended that 20 billion shillings be cut from the proposed 140 billion shillings for court awards as proposed in budget for Treasury operations under the Ministry of finance.
The Contingency Fund is meant for emergencies or unexpected outflows, mainly economic and natural crisises. Lugoloobi argues that the Contingency Fund, which is budgeted for under Treasury Operations in the finance ministry, should not only be given to the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness.
Pacifici said that Uganda had improved a lot on infrastructure development and it is now time to address economic development like labour issues, inflation, energy, environmental issues, and markets among others. He also said Government should focus on issues that include culture, skills development, and social protection among others.