By Rogers Wanambwa
KIU, Main Campus - Parliament on Tuesday, May 26 approved another supplementary budget worth 33.3 billion shillings less than two months after approving 932 billion for the same purpose.
The latest supplementary budget is going to service three ministries before the end of Financial Year 2019/20.
MPs approved the Ntenjeru North MP Amos Lugoloobi (in the picture)-led budget committee's recommendations to provide 10 billion for maintenance of roads under Kampala Capital City Authority. The roads include Upper Kololo Terrace, Queensway, Wilson, Sikh, Channel Street, Johnson, Lubiri Ring road, Sir Apollo Kagwa and others.
Another 10 billion is to be provided for the Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI) for the purchase of machinery to run the Namanve based training institute. The institute was commissioned last year by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to enhance industrial skills.
9.062 billion was also approved by Parliament to upgrade Health Center IIs to Health Center IIIs and construction of seed secondary schools in some parts of the country under the Ministry of Local Government. The Ministry of Local Government also received additional funding of 776 million.
The Ministry of Finance received shs3.9 billion for payment of five-month salary for the staff of the privatization unit, which was never captured in the 2019/2020 Budget.
The committee could not proceed with the scrutiny of the 1.9 billion that government wanted to reportedly clear electricity bills for Fine Spinners and Nytil, both privately-run manufacturing companies.
This was after the government withdrew this request, according to the committee.
Sources: Daily Monitor and URN
Picture credit: Internet photo