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Parliament Stops Passing Of UGX-291Billion Supplementary Budget

Parliament Stops Passing Of UGX-291Billion Supplementary Budget

The Parliament of Uganda has halted the passing of a Shs 291 billion supplementary budget. Part of this budget had to help fuel the procurement of the awaited Covid-19 vaccine and the purchase of new ambulances among other things.

The decision to halt the passing of the supplementary budget came after the chairperson of the Uganda Land Commission, Beatrice Byenkya wrote a protest letter to the Speaker of Parliament. In the letter, she disowned the list of claimants presented to parliament. Apparently, these people need compensation for selling land to the government.

A report from the Vice-Chairperson of the Budget Committee, Patrick Isaigi showed Shs 91 billion proposed to cater for the compensation. State House had also asked for Shs 2.7 billion to procure anti-tick vaccines.

In addition to that, they allocated Shs 12.8 billion to the office of the Prime Minister. This is to cater for the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund. The report also indicated Shs 10 billion to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.

The Electoral commission asked for Shs 55 billion to gazette the winners in the 2021 polls. Additionally, the same funds were also meant to help in the collection of polling material from the field.

However, what forced the halt was the Shs 12 billion they allocated to compensate tycoons Medard Kiconco and Dodovico Mwanje. This happened after Beatrice Byenkya questioned these claims.

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