Dr. Tony Mukasa Lusambu, the Commissioner Primary Education, says the Finance Ministry has lifted the ban, adding that intend to hire 22,000 teachers in different phases starting the 2019/2020 financial year.
Now MPs sitting in the national economy committee want the government to explain how the developer was selected, why Government does not take lead in the construction and how the facility will be managed by the investor and then handed over after six years.
The National Gaming Board says it has now devised means to resolve some of the challenges through the responsible gaming initiative, a project that will target gambling addicts. These include people, who tend to spend more time betting than working, and people who are vulnerable to gambling.
Section 94 of the PPDA act stipulates that the Authority, may following the recommendation of a Procuring and Disposing Entity or after investigations on its own initiative suspend a provider from engaging in any procurement and disposal process for a period determined by the Authority.
Jackson Omona, the Kitgum District LC5 Chairperson explains that the debt accrued from the recruitment of civil servants without approval from the Ministry of Public Service leading to an understatement of salaries.
Bahati who was formally presenting the excise duty amendment bill no 2. 2018 before the Parliamentary committee pleaded that parliament should retain the levy at 0.5 percent in order to avoid destabilizing the budget.
In his judgment, Justice Kakuru pointed out that out of a population of close to 40 million Ugandans, only 22 individuals, eight Government ministries, 15 commissions or agencies including the Rt. Hon Prime Minister in his official capacity, four political parties, the leader of the opposition Parliament and one District Local Government were able to give their views on the bill before the legal and parliamentary affairs committee of Parliament.
Muhakanizi listed the affected accounting officers in his March 28th, 2018 letter to the Clerk to Parliament, Jane Kibirige. He accused the accounting officers of failing to account for funds under their votes.
Henry Musasizi, the Finance Committee Chairperson, says since the proposal to revise the mobile money tax was made by the president, government ought to table the amendment bill before the house for consideration. He explains that in this case, it is the Finance Ministry to draft the bill and send it to cabinet for endorsement.
Abdulla Musungula, a concerned citizen says most of the money should go to Agriculture. He explains that Uganda was in the past a rich country since people were economically empowered through planting cotton, coffee, tea and livestock among others.
Budget estimates for the financial year 2018/2019 increased by 962 billion Shillings in April following amendments presented by the State Minister for Planning David Bahati. The changes pushed the budget to 31.87 trillion Shillings. However, estimates presented by the Budget Committee totaled 32.367 trillion Shillings.
John Baptist Nambetsye, the Manjia county MP says the tax is all over and too much for Ugandans to bear.He says this move does not include Ugandans in the financial sector since the economy is doing bad and Government is not working on making it better.
The audit undertaken by the Auditor General followed a parliament directive that sought to ascertain the performance and use of the loan. Parliament had earlier on faulted Finance Minister Matia Kasaija together with the Secretary to the Treasury Keith Muhakanizi for misleading Parliament and obtaining the loan through false pretence.
Cabinet has approved the principles to amend the Bank of Uganda BoU Act 2000 to to reflect changing mandate and roles of the central bank. Among the proposals is inclusion of mobile money banking and other forms of payments and aligning the Bank of Uganda Act with the Public Finance Act.
Parliament has directed the Auditor General to conduct a special audit to ascertain the performance and use of the US Dollars 200 Million loan acquired from PTA Bank by Finance Ministry. Finance Minister Matia Kasaija is under fire together with the Secretary to the Treasury Keith Muhakanizi for misleading Parliament and obtaining the loan from the East and Southern African Trade and Development Bank PTA by false pretence.
The Public Finance Management Act requires that the budget framework paper must be gender and equity responsive and that measures should be taken to equalize opportunities for women, men, Persons with Disabilities and other marginalized groups.
The Head of the European Delegation to Uganda Ambassador Attilio Pacifici and the Finance Minister Matia Kasaija signed the financing agreement for the sector reform and performance contract today at the Ministry of finance offices in Kampala in what is expected to transform the justice sector in Uganda.
Daniel Muhairwe Mpamizo, Buhaguzi North MP, says while ministries receive certificates to show that they are gender compliant, many Ugandans in hard to reach areas are unable to access medical services.
Prof. Katunguka says the system is not suitable for public universities that are heavily laden with huge domestic arrears since they cannot procure the necessary items once there is no cash in the system.