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Govt wants UGX500m for election of taxi leaders

Eng.Monica Azuba, the minister of Works and Transport. The ministry seeks about UGX500m to choose taxi leaders. (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA – The Ministry of Works and Transport has asked for supplementary funding to a tune of UGX500m that will be used to organize and conduct elections for leaders of taxis and buses.

The details of the shocking supplementary request was revealed by officials from the Ministry of Finance who had appeared before the Budget Committee to present their supplementary budget.

In the details provided before the Committee, the money is part of the UGX1 trillion supplementary proposal being considered by the Committee whose report is waiting for parliament debate and approval.

Among the other entities seeking for supplementary funding are State House that wants UGX64.5b for classified expenditure, while the Foreign Affairs Ministry wants UGX11b for the payment of arrears for contribution to the African Union and other international organisations while the Ministry of Lands wants UGX13b to cater for compensation of Project affected persons for Amuru Sugarcane project and the other Shs3b will go to compensation of ranch owners.

On the other hand, the ministry of Trade put in a supplementary request of UGX2.9b to cater for compensation of Bugisu Cooperative Union, while NMS wants UGX20b to pay for outstanding obligations for medicines supplied by CIPLA Quality Chemicals that was used to avert stock-outs during the financial year 2017/2018.

The Uganda Prisons Services is seeking for UGX16.9b to cater for shortfall for prisoners food, bedding and uniform.

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