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20:47
20:47

Parliament Discussed Loans Worth UGX 2.5 Trillion in June irrigation 2

The 10 loan requests were introduced by the Ministry of Finance to Parliament in the month of June alone. They came just a month after Parliament approved another 2.9 trillion Shillings to mitigate the effects of COVID-19.
15:06
15:06

Agriculturist Calls for Development Arm to Support Young Businesses 2

Victoria Sekitoleko notes that at just a point of registration, business owners are asked to provide a load of documentations which are a turn off for many who are often uneducated. Among others to register a business according to guidelines by URSB, one will need to have a Memorandum and Articles of Association where they will often need to hire a lawyer to take them through the process.
12:06
12:06

Parliament Probes Constant ‘Errors and Omissions' in Ministry of Finance Books Accountability 2 1

The Budget office led by Budget Director Sulaiman Kiggundu told committee members that the amount of money indicated as errors and omissions in their accounting was way too high and needed to be investigated.
16:33
16:33

Museveni Rejects 'Unclear' Loans Amounting to UGX 1.4 Trillion President Museveni 1

However, in a letter dated April 4, 2020, the president rejected the loan on the forest and resilience landscape project and the additional financing for intergovernmental fiscal transfers. He said he has a problem with the Ministry's lack of seriousness and failure to use clear language in seeking for the loan.
13:16
13:16

Govt Revises Proposal to Acquire Loans for COVID-19 COVID-19 effects 3 1

Government has revised its proposal to borrow money to mitigate the effects of Coronavirus by up to 1.3 trillion shillings.
17:39
17:39

Delay to Pay South Sudan Traders Anger MPs south sudan crisis 3 1

According to Cecilia Ogwal, the Dokolo Woman MP, as MPs they are running out of patience with the Government for failing to pay Ugandan traders.
13:16
13:16

Aduku Sub County Gets UGX 50m for Completion of Administration Block 2 1

In 2018, the Sub County was evicted in Akot parish after Kwania District which curved from Apac temporarily occupied the Sub County premises.
08:05
08:05

36 Districts Fail to Submit Draft Budget Estimates 1

Muhakanizi, also Secretary to the Treasury notes in his April 15th, 2020 letter that despite his reminder requesting Local Government Accounting Officers to submit their budget estimates by March 23rd, 2020, the districts have not responded.
12:35
12:35

Gov’t Releases UGX 165M To Districts For COVID-19 Fight surveillance

According to the breakdown, the Health Sector bagged Shillings 104.2 billion; the security Shillings 77.4 billion, ICT Shillings 6 billion, Local governments Shillings 36.2 billion, Disaster response Shillings 59.4 billion and MPs Shillings 10 billion among others.
07:36
07:36

Security Gets More Money for Coronavirus Fight health sector 4 1 Top story

Although the Finance Ministry is seeking Shillings 284 billion to mitigate the corona virus pandemic impact, Shillings 81 billion is going to security while Shillings 62 billion will be channeled to the Health sector, which is at the forefront of combating corona virus.
16:34
16:34

Gov't Urged to Reappropriate Non-Essential Expenses to Support COVID 19 Response COVID 19 in Uganda 4 1

According to CSBAG, over 200 billion Shillings which were allocated for luxurious activities like gym memberships for civil servants and Members of Parliament and entertainment should go towards procuring equipment and facilitating health facilities to handle COVID 19.
06:55
06:55

Gov't Erroneously Sent UGX 2.2b to Support Students in China Ministry of Finance 1 Top story

In a letter dated March 10, 2020, addressed to the Ugandan Embassy in Beijing, China, Muhakanizi says that the treasury which was meant to send USD 61,800 (228 million Shillings) instead transferred up to USD 600,000 (2.2 billion Shillings) , an excess of USD 538,200 (1.9 billion Shillings).
13:55
13:55

Parliament's Health Committee asks Government to Pay Village Health Teams Ministry of Health 3

In a report that they are yet to share with the Ministry, Dr. Micheal Bukenya who chairs the committee says they are proposing that they come with a small fee to facilitate the already existing personnel than embarking on training senior six leavers without a sustainability plan since with this group government is not sure for how long they can be kept as they are still young and have just joined the work world.
20:25
20:25

Kwania District Gets UGX 600m for Construction of Administration Block 2 4

The construction of the two-storied building which is expected to cost approximately 4.5 billion shillings started with 600 million shillings from the transition fund which was given to the District to facilitate its operation.
19:32
19:32

Only Museveni Can Unlock Health Insurance Standoff - Dr. Runumi Ministry of Health 4 1 Top story

He says the ministry of health had by 2015 collected evidence for introduction of health insurance but the efforts were frustrated by politicians.
18:43
18:43

Gov’t Rolls Out Electronic Revenue Management System kira municipality 3

The online tool is used for local taxpayers’ registration, payment assessments, e-payment, reconciliation, enforcement, reporting and integration with other government agencies.
16:55
16:55

ULGA Wants Consultations on Fiscal Reforms Halted low local revenues 1 1

In a letter written on Monday and addressed to the Finance Minister, Matia Kasaija through their association, Uganda Local Government Association, ULGA, the local governments have expressed concerns over what they term as increasing unfavorable operating environment resulting from the on-going fiscal reforms. They note that the reforms have for long constrained their performance as constitutionally mandated.
16:03
16:03

Finance Ministry Misallocates Local Revenue 3 1 Top story

The Entebbe Municipal Mayor, Vincent Kayanja, says the misallocation of local revenue funds has affected their operations. Local revenue is expected to finance priorities that are not funded by the central government and donors.
16:00
16:00

Uganda's Population Will Shoot to 55 Million by 2025-Experts 3

Experts warn without careful planning, this population structure might drive Uganda, one of the countries with the highest growth rate considering that the global average is 1.2% into high levels of poverty and conflict.
16:31
16:31

Kyotera Councilors Reject District Budget 3

The councillors disrupted a session convened by the speaker for the approval of a 24.67 billion Shillings budget upon realizing that some priority items had been omitted from the budget framework paper.
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