According to the report tabled by the Planning State Minister, David Bahati, the Shillings 440 billion has largely been spent by State House, the Education, Tourism and Justice Ministries and local governments. State House accounts for 25 percent of the supplementary funding.
Ministries, Departments, Agencies that received and spent the supplementary funds
Ministry has presented a supplementary expenditure report of Shillings 437.631
billion for the 2019/2020 financial year to parliament for consideration. The additional expenditures are one percent of
the total national budget of UGX 40.5 trillion for the 2019/2020 financial
Finance Management Act, 2015 requires the Finance Ministry to present a report
four months after the supplementary funds have been spent. This is
specifically for supplementary funds that don’t exceed 3 percent of the approved
national budget of the financial year in question.
According to the
report tabled by the Planning State Minister, David
Bahati, the Shillings 440 billion has largely been spent by State House, the
Education, Tourism and Justice Ministries and local governments. State
House accounts for 25 percent of the supplementary funding.
State house spent Shillings 110.6 billion in four months against its
approved annual budget of Shillings 392 billion, while Uganda Revenue Authority
spent Shillings 12.7 billion and Makerere University Shillings 1.8 billion. Mulago Specialised Women and Neonatal Hospital
spent Shillings 5 billion, Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital Shillings 45
million while National Citizenship and Immigration Control Department
spent an additional Shillings 11.8 billion.
Local Governments spent Shillings 59 billion.
Among the beneficiaries are Kira Municipal Council (Shillings 7 billion),
Mukono Municipal Council (Shillings 3.8 billion), Njeru Municipal Council (Shillings
3.5 billion) and Masindi Municipal Council Shillings 1.2 billion.
Nebbi District spent Shillings 142.9 million,
Ibanda district Shillings 102 million and Arua district Shillings 4.5 million
among other districts that got additional funds. Parliament
has tasked the Finance Committee to scrutinize the supplementary expenditure
report to establish whether the items spent on were unavoidable and funds couldn’t
be got from individual votes through re-allocation.