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.
The agency is housed in a three storey office building along Hannington road, Nakasero. ESO Director General Joseph Ocwet says that although the current office building is surrounded by high rise buildings that do not go well with security protocol, they have been appealing for a new office in vain.