The Adhoc committee agreed with the government to retain some institutions like the Bank of Uganda, Uganda Revenue Authority, Uganda Development Bank, Financial Intelligence Authority, Housing Finance Bank, Development Finance Company of Uganda, and National Social Security Fund among others as semi-autonomous due to their vital role in the socio-economic transformation of the economy.
Members of the Adhoc committee includes Bukanga North MP Nathan Byanyima, Bugweri county MP Abdul Katuntu, Kazo county MP Dan Kimosho, Kwania County MP Tony Ayoo, Kumi Woman MP Apolot Christine, Ntenjeru South MP Patrick Nsanjaa, Charles Bakabulindi the workers’ MP and Anna Adeke Ebaju Soroti City.
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.
The government first mooted the proposal to merge its departments and agencies in 2018. It stemmed from reports indicating that many agencies were redundant, underperforming and duplicating work, yet they take chunks of money for their operations.
Kadaga questions how the government arrived at the decision to merge entities adding that joining some of them will only kill their purpose. Kadaga was today speaking during a meeting with officials from the Uganda Aids Commission who were presenting a report on the status and funding of HIV/AIDS in Uganda.