KAMPALA – The government has tabled before the parliament a supplementary budget worth Shs284 billion to cater for mitigation for COVID-19 pandemic.
This was revealed by the minister of finance Matia Kashaija during the parliament sitting chaired by the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga.
According to Government, the supervision and implementation of the directives geared towards mitigating the spread of COVID-19 will cost Shs81b, while Shs62 billion has been allocated to the health sector, disaster management will account for Shs59b, while Shs36b has been allocated to local governments, while KCCA will get Shs30b and the Ministry of ICT will walk away with Shs14 billion.
However, Budadiri west member of parliament Nandala Mafabi said that some of the money requested should have been drawn from vote 130 which collects debt repayment since all debt repayment was suspended due to coronavirus outbreak
The speaker sent the request to the parliamentary budget committee for perusal and report to parliament.