Parliament has rejected a 400 billion supplementary budget funding, in which government sought funding support for ministries which have run short of money.
Both opposition and NRM party MPs refused to endorse the funding, on grounds that the finance Ministry did not include priority areas like Health and roads.
Ephraim Kamuntu, the Finance State Minister was presenting a ten billion shillings request on top of four hundred billion shillings the ministry had earlier asked for.
Nathan Byanyima, the Bukanga County MP, sparked off the debate, wondering why priority areas like the roads had not received any allocation, despite the fact that most roads are in dire condition.
MPs Elias Lukwago and Emmanuel Dombo also argued that the health sector is a priority area that should not have been left out.
Albert Charles Oduman , the opposition Finance Minister, claimed that the bulk of the money government was requesting for was intended to finance the defence ministry.
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Justine Lumumba, the Bugiri Woman MP, asked the speaker to suspend the consideration of the supplementary budget, pending a review by the Finance Ministry.
Deputy Speaker suspended the debate on the supplementary budget and directed the Finance Ministry to address the Parliamentarians' concern before it can be considered.
Professor Ephraim Kamuntu, however noted that that 15 percent allocation to the health sector, will be considered in future budgets when more money is available.