According to Kadaga, everything will be done electronically in as far as the Budget committee, Agencies, Ministries and Departments are concerned. She says that where necessary, a maximum of four people will sit with the committee to respond to the issues raised.
Parliament will scrutinize the 2020/2021
financial year budget estimates electronically in a bid to reduce on committee
The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga revealed this during
plenary on Tuesday, saying despite the coronavirus
pandemic, Parliament is still expected to do the budget work.
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The budget process is currently at committee
stage, which is expected to present the National Budget framework Paper to
Parliament by 1st of April.
This will be followed by discussion of the
framework paper by Sessional Committees, which will also submit their reports
to the Budget Committee by the end of April.
When the consultations are
done, Parliament is expected to consolidate the recommendations and submit them
to the President by the 1st of May for consideration.
According to Kadaga, everything
will be done electronically in as far as the Budget committee, Agencies,
Ministries and Departments are concerned.
She says that where necessary, a maximum of four
people will sit with the committee to respond to the issues raised. Kadaga also suspended the work of
Accountability committees for the next 30 days and suspended non-critical staff
for 30 days.
Several heads of departments of Parliament will determine critical
staff and suspend the rest. Parliament will meanwhile continue with plenary, according to
Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, but with restrictions on hand washing and temperature
Nearly 400,000 people worldwide have tested positive for the coronavirus
and 17,000 others succumbed to the virus. Another 100,000 have since recovered worldwide.