Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa has directed the Minister of Local Government, Raphael Magyezi to present a comprehensive statement explaining why budgets that had not been approved by districts were submitted to parliament.
According to Kadaga, the 10th parliament is remaining with limited time and they still have a lot of work to complete. She asked the legislators to get ready for the double sittings daily so that they execute their cardinal duties as outlined in the constitution.
According to the report released on Tuesday, titled Compliance of the National Budget Framework Paper and Sector Budget Framework Papers with Gender and Equity Requirements, the two sectors scored less than 50 percent.
However, Bakampa claims that he only failed the Civil Proceedings in which he had obtained 39 percent. He appealed his expulsion from LDC before the Appeal Committees on November 21, 2013, which he says has never sat to consider his complaint.
In order to appear to beat the March 15 deadline State Minister for Planning David Bahati tabled fake policy statements in parliament two weeks ago. Records from the Clerk to Parliament office indicate that the documents that were tabled were withdrawn immediately.
The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah today put government on notice over delays in tabling ministerial policy statements warning that it might stall the budget process. The Public Finance Management Act PFMA 2015 requires government ministries, departments and agencies to present their ministerial policy statements to Parliament for scrutiny by March 15th. The same law sets a May 31st deadline for the conclusion of budget debates and all resource allocations.
Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga was this afternoon forced to adjourn parliament after the finance ministers failed to show up to defend proposed tax bills. Finance minister Matia Kasaija has four state ministers including David Bahati for Planning, Gabriel Ajedra for General Duties, Evelyn Anite for Privatisation and Haruna Kasolo for Micro-finance.
Henry Musasizi, the Finance Committee Chairperson, says some technocrats have failed to grasp provisions in the PFMA, which guides the budgeting process. He however, says there is no shortcut to the budgeting process.