Gov't Secures Shs7tn before Budget Approval


erectile geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>After failing to get Parliament’s support on Tuesday to approve the requested Vote-on-Account of UShs7tn on grounds that amount of money contained in the requisition was far above the legally required 33.33 percent or one third of the total, viagra the State Finance Minister in charge of privatization Aston Kajara who was representing his superior Maria Kiwanuka bounced back on Wednesday.

Asking for the same amount which still falls short of meeting the legal requirement, Kajara only edited some of allocations of Shs7tn and the same Parliament which had previously rejected the move, made a u-turn.

Despite stiff resistance from opposition members, the NRM-dominated Parliament eventually carried the day.

Backed by the leader of government business and Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, Kajara told lawmakers that government wanted Shs2.2 trillion for immediate development spending, Shs1.9 trillion for recurrent spending and an additional Shs2.5 trillion for statutory spending.

“The government urgently needs the allocations for recurrent spending as most of us are aware of many of our civil servants who have missed pay. We also need money for development account and statutory spending too,” Kajara told the House.

Although the MPs were earlier furious with Minister’s statement, they approved the vote on account budget after Mbabazi pleaded that money was urgently needed.

Kajara said Shs3.5 tn will go to the central government, Shs 2.4 billion for referral hospitals and Shs787 bn for local governments among others.


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