Cabinet Approves UGX 200B Supplementary Budget

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Cabinet has approved close to 200 billion shillings for supplementary requests before the Ministry of Finance.

Cabinet has approved close to 200 billion shillings for supplementary requests before the Ministry of Finance.
 
Since the approval of the 2013/2014 financial year budget, the Ministry of Finance received requests for supplementary funding from different government ministries and departments.
 
In a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday this week, the government endorsed 199.4 billion shillings. At the meeting, it was agreed that the Ministry of East African Affairs be given 912 million shillings to cater for the cost of hosting the 15th EAC summit Heads of State that was held on November 30, 2013 in Munyonyo, Kampala.
 
Another 138.5 billion shillings is provided for the operationalization of the National Identity Card Project that kicks off on February 18.
 
Rose Namayanja, the minister for Information and National Guidance, says the money is to be given to the National Citizenship and Immigration control.
Sixty billion shillings was also approved for the additional recruitment and training of 3500 police officers as part of the 2016 election road map under the Uganda Police Force.
 
The supplementary budgets will not be submitted to Parliament at an appropriate time for approval before disbursement.
 
Meanwhile, Cabinet also decided that Uganda should continue funding the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) because it is relevant to the governance of the country.
 
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The APRM is a mutually agreed instrument voluntarily acceded to by the Member states of the African Union.

It is an African self-monitoring mechanism and the mandate is to encourage participating member states in ensuring that their policies and practices conform to the agreed political, economic and corporate governance values, codes and standards.