The bill, which is before the Finance Committee of parliament, seeks to impose local content obligations on persons using public money or Uganda’s natural resources or carrying out activity requiring a license, to priorities Ugandans in Public Procurement, ensure skills and technology transfer and provide for development of local content plans.
While the audit report indicated that Shillings 615.4 million out of the Shillings 1.4 trillion Defense budget wasn't spent in the financial year, the Head of Accounts, Elton Denis Barigye told PAC that the unspent funds were Shillings 1.7 billion.
Akol and her delegation had only responded to six audit queries relating to the 2014/2015 financial audit report by the time the meeting was adjourned. This left 8 queries including one on uncollectible tax arrears amounting to Shillings 315 billion in 2014, a 16percent increase from Shillings 188billion recorded in 2013 and Shillings 120 billion in 2012.
According to the guidelines, it will be a licensing condition for all telecoms to roam nationally and reduce on areas that don’t have networks. The Information Communications Technology Ministry Permanent Secretary, Vincent Bagire, says under the proposals they are looking at aspects of access and affordability.