• Statehouse is planning an increase in the President’s inland activities in regard to mobilization.
  • State House requires Shs47.072Bn but only Shs28.604Bn is provided leaving a funding gap of Shs18.5Bn.

 

Over Shs. 47b has been approved by Members of Parliament as expenditure for inland travels by President Museveni to sensitize Ugandans on Poverty alleviation in 2021.

The Shs. 47b request is contained in the 2020/2021 national budget framework paper that was adopted by Parliament, ahead of the scrutiny of the national budget in April 2020.

The Vice-Chairperson Budget Committee Patrick Isiagi highlighted that officials from State House, led by Lucy Nakyobe, State House Comptroller asked Parliament to rein over the Ministry of Finance and see to it that the money is availed to enable the President to fulfill his constitutional mandate ahead of the elections.

According to the 2020/ 2021 Financial year, Statehouse is planning an increase in the President’s inland activities in regard to mobilization of masses towards poverty reduction, peace and development and to implement this activity State House requires Shs47.072Bn but only Shs28.604Bn is provided leaving a funding gap of Shs18.5Bn.

Parliament also approved the request by State House to provide Shs7.3Bn to establish and maintain the existing model villages across the country.

However, during the on-spot check, MPs observed that there are only 21 model villages in existence and efforts to ro11 out this intervention to more areas while continuing with the support of the existing ones has an indicative allocation of Shs1.032Bn against Shs8.332Bn desired leading to a funding gap of Shs7.3Bn.

Parliament has now called on the Ministry of Finance to have special considerations given to the initiative by availing the remaining Shs. 7.3b to enable State House to roll out the intervention to other parts of the Country before 2021.

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