Wasswa Tamale, the National Resistance Movement Publicity Secretary for Luwero district explains that about 179 residents applied for PDM cash at Nambeere PDM SACCO and each was asked by some officials to first pay 70,000 shillings.
Paul Mwanja, the Commissioner of Infrastructure and Social Services in the Ministry of Finance, says that whereas the mother districts require Shillings 1 billion for their relocation, the government is currently financially constrained to fund the exercise.
Racheal Matovu the Chairperson of Ssambwe Parish in Ndejje town council says that although the money is on the account, the beneficiaries are yet to access it because they are unable to withdraw it due to government restrictions.
The micro finance support centre zonal manager for Moroto office, says they have started sensitizing the SACCO leadership on the legal aspects of SACCOs, including requirements for permanent registration.
In Nakaseke, the affected staff have been put on notice to anticipate a delay in the payment of salaries for the month of December. The district has a wage shortfall of 1.3 billion Shillings, according to releases made by the Ministry of Finance in the second quarter of the financial year.
Erastus Kibirango the LC 5 Chairman of Luwero district says that the district has failed to meet revenue targets due to leakages which include embezzlement, under assessment and issuance of fake receipts among other factors.
The lawmakers demanded to know why the Ministry of Finance didn’t approach the lenders directly instead of using Standard Chartered Bank to obtain the loan facility before they faulted the Ministry of Finance for 'bad negotiation' for the 1.750 trillion Shillings loan that attracts a 10 per cent (175.080 billion Shillings) insurance premium cost paid upfront for the 10-year duration repayment period.
Lynus Opigo, the Principal Human Resource Officer, and the former Chief Administrative Officer, Geoffrey Nkuruziza were found culpable for negligently overpaying emoluments of some staff of Masindi by 11.4 million Shillings and 6million to ghosts.
According to the latest survey by Twaweza’s Sauti Za Wanainchi, market prices for staple foods have risen sharply approaching levels of 2017 when the East Africa region experienced food insecurity due to drought.
According to Kasolo, many small and midsized enterprises are struggling to operate or even failing to break through, mainly due to a lack of reliable sources of affordable credit facilities to support their growth.
Eng Otim revealed that the developer doesn’t have a contractor on the 32 hectares of land located in Lubowa, Wakiso district, adding that they are in the process of procuring another contractor to implement the work.
In his February 15, 2022, second budget call circular for finalizing the budget for the 2022/23 financial year to all accounting officers in central and local governments, Ramathan Ggoobi, the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, says that he has continuously observed that funds earmarked for staff recruitment are returned to the consolidated fund at end of the financial year resulting from delayed staff recruitment.
James Ojok Onono, the Assistant Public Relations Officer of the University, says management has used the money to clear 18 companies, which supplied goods and services to the University to zero balance.
Francis Okello Olwa, the Lira District Communication Officer blames the delayed approval of their requisition on the Ministry of Finance and Local Government, saying the process has now taken more than two weeks.
The funds will be used to pay risk allowances for designated medical workers, Village Health Teams, provision of food and essential items for people under quarantine, transport for medical personnel, allowances for drivers and task-force members.