According to the breakdown, Shillings 1.1 trillion is going to the Defense and Veterans Affairs Ministry for classified expenditure while State House will also get Shillings 450 Billion for classified expenditure.
In his letter, the President appealed to parliament to approve the tax proposals to together with others, saying failure to do so would exacerbate the already precarious situation arising from the poor revenue outlook.
Also rejected by Parliament is a proposal to increase excise duty on wines which the President expected to generate 130 million as well as a proposal to introduce excise duty on other fermented beverages including cider, perry, mead, spears and near beer. This was expected to generate 12 billion Shillings.
Ronald Regan Okumu, Aswa County Member of Parliament and Aol Betty Ocan, the incumbent Gulu District Woman MP are divided over the selection of Alice Rose Amono Abili and Rosemary Apiyo Padi as the party’s flag bearers.
Speaker Rebecca Kadaga’s directive followed a matter of national importance raised by Bugiri Municipality MP Asuman Basalirwa who questioned why the Ministry of Health has failed to have students for Clinical Medicine and Community Health to do their internship.
On Saturday, police in Mityana District used teargas to disperse members of the Mbogo Clan who had convened at their ancestral site at Mugulu to attend thanksgiving prayers for their leader, Elder Gajuule Kayiira Kasibante.
Hundreds of posters were placed on wall fences, electricity poles and any visible area across the city prior to the start of Parliamentary nominations on Thursday. But they were all removed or replaced under the cover of darkness.
But Asuman Basalirwa, the sole representative of the Justice Forum in Parliament says that distribution of the money should not be based on the numerical strength of the party. Basalirwa argues that the law, says that the law says the money should be distributed equally.
State Minister for Planning David Bahati, who tabled the request, said that of this, a total of 4 trillion Shillings is proposed to be borrowed from the domestic market while another USD 600 million (2.2 trillion Shillings) will be borrowed from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).