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Civil Society Wants More Money Into Health, Education

Civil Society Organizations under their umbrella, Civil Society Advocacy Group (CSBAG) are demanding for more budget allocation to health, education and agriculture sectors this financial year.

Ministry of finance is set to read financial year 2019/20 national budget in June and according to budget frame work paper this financial year budget has been increased from 34.3trillion to 41 trillion.

“We want government to put more money into funding pro poor sector of the economy to speed up economic development of the country. These sectors include education, health and agriculture,” Julius Mukunda National Coordinator of CS Budget Advocacy Group said in an interview at their headquarters in Ntinda.

Mukunda noted that parliament is in final stages of discussing the 2019/20 budget which is estimated at 41trilion with rise by 7trrilion from 43.4trillion the previous year.

He projects the rise in budget will raise Uganda fiscal deficit of the Gross Domestic Product to 8% compared to 6.6% last year.

The Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group is a Ugandan nonprofit organization that was founded in 2004 to bring together Civil Society Organizations at national and district levels with the view of influencing government decisions on resource mobilization and utilization for equitable and sustainable development.

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