Though the article below
states that Parliament failed to pass the supplementary budget of over shs
555bn, an MP who featured on Kaboozi FM 87.9 Radio Talk Show on Friday, 24th
May 2013 between 8.00 – 9.00 pm told the listeners that though there was no
quorum, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament passed the Supplementary budget.
To many of us, the NRM
Government is a big disappointment.
There are so many decisions made and one wonders whether the country has
professionals or it is just individuals promoting own interests. One big blunder of this year is the way the
Pioneer Buses were put on halt. I have
been a big advocate of Pioneer Buses irrespective of the administrative
problems they may have had prior to the threat to auction them over tax. It is not clear whether these buses are off
the roads because of a serious competitor or what, however, with all due
respect to whoever is keeping the buses off the road, it is sad, and such a one
is not patriotic. I once again say, if
some of our leaders were serious, which many are not, it would be very easy to
see Pioneer buses on road so that the public gets cheaper and convenient means
of travel, the tax payer risks paying for URA’s sins over Pioneer Buses when
the buses are not delivering to the suffering Ugandans! Getting two or so people to help monitor
revenue realized to see that buses can keep operating to recover borrowed
monies; have people transported cheaply and employment are big enough objectives
that would be realized if we had responsible decision makers. I cannot sing praises to whoever is behind
the non-operation of Pioneer buses, this one pretends to have Uganda at heart,
but is simply deceiving himself or herself.
The NRM Government has so
many blunders that you wonder what logic it is that the country has spent
billions educating people who are simply a liability. Whoever has convinced Government to keep The monitor and sister press closed is
another disaster to a country that is limping and surrounded by mafia and
corrupt people who have exploited it to the marrow. Many times I get sad to imagine that I am a
Ugandan and the type who went to school before we knew of examination cheating,
and now seeing the country get to ruins!
Surely, if NRM leaders are
sincere and have priorities right, what sense does it make continued sponsoring
b Government of students where 90% cannot get employment in Uganda? When the Government runs departments where it
is only arrears accumulating! I cry for
Uganda. It is true there are children
from needy families who need to be helped but over 90% of the Government
sponsored don’t deserve it. Many of
these are children of parents who can afford.
Many of our children who are currently privately sponsored are of poor
people who keep selling land and many have had to go out of the country because
Uganda is a collapsed state, it does not reward professionals and man have left
just to afford paying fees and keeping families decent as others just loot
whatever they can get their hands on.
benefits from the Supplementary Budgets most?
It is statehouse which is
not bothered as revenue generating areas keep non operational. Uganda is a sad story.
Just before Easter, while
on KFM 7.00 – 8.00 pm Talk Show, Hon. Kyanjo told us how CAO’s return unused
monies to the centre where the money does not go back to the Consolidated Fund,
but simply stolen, et these have to account for the money! Uganda is that sad a story!
There is need for prayers
for sanity, otherwise it is sad the leadership of Uganda.
Parliament Fails to Pass
Supplementary Budget, as Opposition Mps Walk Out
has failed to pass the supplementary budget of 555.7 billion shillings after
opposition members of Parliament walked out.
a composition of 386 members only 118 members were present following a roll
call process instead of the required 125 MPs to form quorum.
MP’s from both the ruling NRM and the Opposition had expressed disappointment
that 138 billion shs was meant for State House compared to the 5.3 billion
needed in health and 13 billion for agriculture.
the debate Wafula Ogutu, MP Bukholi, noted that the budget cannot be passed due
to lack of quorum and in a few minutes walked out leaving his bag behind.
annoyed Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah whose sentiments were shared by the Prime
Minister Amama Mbabazi who wondered how many members would be present if they
were discussing other topics.
Katuntu, MP Bugweri County, expressed his discomfort with the NRM side for
referring to the opposition side yet NRM alone would have formed a quorum would
they have all attended the sitting.
Tumwebaze, the Minister for Presidency, contested saying it’s not a matter of
party affiliation but integrity of MPs from both sides to remember that they
are serving Ugandans.
the standoff it was noted that State House alone was to take 138 billion out of
555.7 billion shillings in the supplementary budget.
the report, Achia Remigio MP Nakapiripirit district provided a recurrent budget
of 291.824 billion and development expenditure of 215.465 billion shillings in
the financial year 2012/2013.
deputy budget committee chairperson suggested sources for the supplementary
expenditure such as activities in the budget and re-allocations amounting to
313.68 billion. Others are treasury Bonds issued by the Central Bank worth 200
billion and Issuance of treasury bills, Non tax Revenue and Non resource Taxes
amounting to 42.10 billion shs.
Government Admission List 2013/2014
Academic Year for All Public Universities
on May 30, 2013
Office of the Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released the Official
admission lists for Government sponsored students for the Academic Year
2013/2014. The Office has also released admission lists for other Public
Universities i.e. Makerere University Business School (MUBS), Kyambogo
University, Busitema University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology
(MUST) and Gulu University.
OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MAK)
NANSUBUGA Geraldine Grace
NASETA Anita Frankaline
ANDERA Lein Malvine
MADRAA Fiona Comfort
AMULEN Mary Elizabeth
RUBANGA Charles Keown
AYEBARE John Vianny
OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE – KYAMBOGO UNIVERSITY
KASOBA Muhindo Flavia
OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES IN AGRICULTURE WITH EDUCATION – KYAMBOGO UNIVERSITY
OKWANGA David Omara
OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING – MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
MAGOMU Ivan Williamson
MASERUKA Ronald Mugabi
OF AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT – MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
NABUKWASI S Lydia
OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURE- MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
KATO Outhman Sengendo
ABURI Godfrey James
MUSISI Musa Mukalazi
KATO John Paul Kiguli
ADONG Babra Brigade
TUMWESIGE Bagonza Richard
MAGEZI Businge Walter
OF ART AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGN – KYAMBOGO UNIVERSITY
BIRIBAWA Patience Rose
MUWAGA Sekweyama Abby
OF AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATIONAL & IRRIGATION ENGINEERING – BUSITEMA
OF ENGINEERING IN AUTOMATIVE POWER ENGINEERING – KYAMBOGO UNIVERSITY
KIGONGO Solomon Katwere
RUKUNDO Yosamu Jonathan
ZZIWA Gaster Robert
OF SCIENCE IN AAGRO-PROCESSING ENGINEERING – BUSITEMA UNIVERSITY
KOKUSHUBIRA Brenda Prisca
The detailed list is at: