Parliament on Friday passed a 44.77 trillion Shillings National Budget under which allocations to the Agricultural sector were drastically cut from 1.3 trillion in the current financial year to 799 billion in the new one.
Government plans to collect 22.63 trillion Shillings with over 20.83 trillion coming from tax revenue in the coming financial year 2021/2022. This is to help finance the 44.77 trillion Shillings budget passed by parliament today, of which 38% is going for debt servicing.
Amos Lugoloobi, the chairman of the Budget Committee of Parliament said, in a report presented to Parliament today that the Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA, Uganda Police Force and Electoral Commission account for the agencies with the biggest unspent balances.
Uganda has 10,594 parishes and the Parish Development Model -PDM is a strategy for organizing and delivering public and private sector interventions for wealth creation and employment generation at the parish Ievel as the lowest economic planning unit.
In the report presented by PAC Chairperson Nathan Nandala Mafabi, the laws establishing the two entities should be amended to ensure that NDA effectively performs its supervision role over NMS.
Nandala observes that, the General Manager of NMS is a board member of NDA and likewise, the Chairperson of NDA Board is a board member of NMS.
Nathan Nandala Mafabi, the PAC Chairperson said that NMS does not manufacture uniforms and the reason to contract them defeats the purpose. He says that the uniforms were never delivered on time and if delivered, they were not the right quality, quantity, size and wrong distribution.
Nandala notes that NMS does not manufacture uniforms and the reason to contract them defeats the purpose.
Clement Obote Ongalo, the chairperson of the Rules, Privileges and Discipline commitee of Parliament had fronted the proposal on grounds that the current Rules of Procedure do not provide for a Speaker or Deputy to voluntarily resign. However, the rules provide for the impeachment of the two leaders.
The Minister said that this process will have legal, administrative and financial implications which include amending laws especially for the agencies that were created by Acts of Parliament and those that are constitutional.
In the report, the Committee Chairperson, Kafeero Ssekitoleko, says that Cabinet had agreed to pay the sitting tenants Shillings 17.7 million each as ex-gratia. The committee however proposed that the money be increased.
Veronica Eragu Bichetero, the Committee Chairperson asked the commission members to avail a three-year compensation list, but the commission pleaded to say they have none and searching for the files were difficult.
“Human sacrifice is a growing concern to law enforcement agencies, parents, child rights activists and the general public. Records from the Uganda Police Force show that human sacrifice cases have been steadily increasing for the last several years,” reads part of the committee report.
A person who contravenes this provision commits the offence of human sacrifice and is liable, on conviction, to suffer death.
Parliament on Monday declined to approve the External Trade (Amendment) Bill, 2021 under which government proposed to levy US Dollars 0.4 per kilogram of exported maize brand, wheat bran, cotton cake and different by-products of the milling industry.