“The saga of pres Jacob Zuma’s private home at Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and his subsequent court case in the Constitutional Court where he was found to have “failed to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution as the supreme law of the land…” (HC Vijoen, 2016).
As the sun yet another day set over the Kasangati Magistrate Court and the final ruling on the petition from the lawyers of Dr. Kizza Besigye and his house-arrest since mid-February right before Election Day. The Police had without any information or assurance of the stakeholders of his case.
As the people and supporters had gained around the court had also the IGP Kayihura and DPC Kawalya of Kasangati deployed more police force and mambas, as the Police Force was ready and determined to block any rally for Kizza Besigye and the FDC Presidential Candidate.
Even on the roads leading to his home from the Trading Centre the Police had set up blockades and block the people from getting from Kasangati TC to his home. As the Police has no interest of following the demands of releasing Besigye out of his long-deemed house-arrest.
This saga does not seem to end as the Police and government of Uganda has no interest of letting the People’s President free from Preventative Arrest and making his home, his home again and not a prision as it, STILL!
The People in the area lost their cool when they heard that the case had been sent to the High Court. Peace.
I have now written down quotes from the 11th Value for Money reports from the Auditor General in Uganda of 2015, and we are in campaign season, so let’s see what the government can say about their own accountability and such. Beginning with this:
“Annual Report of the Auditor General to Parliament prepared under the Directorate of Value for Money and Specialized Audits. This Volume contains summary reports of the 11 Value for Money (VFM) audits undertaken during the Audit Year ending 31st December 2015”.
Let me begin with the MoWE:
“Water sources constructed were generally functional except for instances in Mbale, Rakai and the non-functional tap heads in Bundibugyo” (P: 23). Quick comment: So the ones they we’re building we’re from the get-go not functioning; what the need to use money to taps is and pipes that don’t work. Good work from the Government of Uganda.
Procurement in Ministry of Water and Environment (MoWE):
“Some districts i.e. Bundibugyo and Kamwenge executed works using “Force account” method of procurement without first obtaining a waiver from PPDA contrary to the procurement rules and regulations. While using this method of procurement the districts also irregularly deposited public resources on personal accounts of district employees without any justification which exposes grant funds to misuse” (P: 23). Comment: So the ones buying can by without showing the need or getting rights to use government funds to use them, so he can buy toothpaste for his kids without showing any report of where the money went? Good to know.
Last quote from MoWE:
“Delays in the payment for goods and services to Suppliers / Consultants / Contractors were observed. In some cases such delays exceeded 100 days with some noted for exceeding 180 days” (P: 25). Comment: There is 360 days in a year, 180 is half, 100 days is over three months; That is the shortest for waiting to be paid for delivered service to the ministry; If your unlucky than it can be up to 6 months. Half a year! Can’t you just tell directly that you weren’t sure you had the money to pay for the service in the first place? Since you expect that certain business who you work with has to wait that long for payment!
Utilization of the District Water and Sanitation Conditional Grant (DWSCG):
“A total of UGX 161 Billion was released by MoFPED to the 111 districts as the grant funds over the 3 years period under review. Out of this, UGX 30.8 Billion was received by the 20 districts that comprised the sample of this study” (P: 60). Here is one of the tests that the OAG did and found: “Audit established that Bundibugyo and Kamwenge executed procurements and works amounting to UGX 192,761,460 and UGX 64,571,498 respectively using force account method of procurement without seeking approval from PPDA as required. Force account is a method where the Procuring and Disposing Entity (PDE) procures materials and undertakes the works with the supervision of a technically qualified staff – in this case, the District Engineer and the District Water Officer” (P: 64). Comment: Here it’s more buying of the DWSCG or a department locally without checking procedure, just buying blindly what they need, though doing it and without supervision so the quality control for much of the bought equipment is done unsupervised.
Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) on Gender and Quality:
“47 government officers from the selected sectors were sponsored for a two-week training in gender and equity budgeting. However the training was mostly funded by donors, which was not sustainable” (P: 31-32). Comment: So the government can’t allocate money for training of their own and has to get the cash to educate their own staff from abroad, sounds not like development or steady progress, but a misuse of money, since you can’t cough up money to educate your own bureaucrats.
On Rice Development:
“The Promotion of Rice Development (PRiDe) project is a successor to three projects by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) projects: Agriculture Improved Rice and NERICA dissemination and Sustainable irrigated rice project (SIAD)” (P: 39). Quotes on the PRiDe: “PRiDe project has not established a system for collection, recording analysis and reporting of rice data and hence it was difficult to establish with certainty the progress the project was making towards the achievement of the set production targets” (…)”MAAIF should work out modalities that enable rice millers to access funding to acquire the required equipment like the mills, destoners and graders that will be used in improving the quality of rice produced” (P: 39-40). Comment: There isn’t any way to monitor the project or the progress, so they can build a stairway to heaven with the cash for what we know and not initially do any research on how to make rice better or yield better in Uganda.
More on the Rice Project:
“noted that although UGX 2,500,000 was paid to the database developer as part payment of the contract amount of UGX 5,000,000, the database was not yet in operation by the time of the Audit (January 2015) and the rice web page had not been developed.. Furthermore, Audit notes that UGX 21,232,912 was paid out to various staff to collect data from farmers and millers to update the non-operational database. Failure by MAAIF to operationalize a rice website and database denies the rice stakeholders access to vital rice information” (P: 217). Comment: There been paid out money to collect data, but not organize it, so it is lost at some office of the Ministry. Instead of being able for people looking at the experience of yielding rice or making rice better.
Performance of Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF):
“According to the project proposal document, GoU was expected to contribute about UGX Four (4) Billion for the five years (FY 2012/13 to FY 2016/17) as counterpart funding. However, the review of MAAIF PRiDe project expenditure documents indicates that only UGX 1,482,409,718 has been released to the project. The released funds represent only 37% of the amount anticipated for three financial years (2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015) and yet the project has less than two years to close. The failure of government to honour its obligation of providing the budgeted counterpart funding may affect the MAAIFs ability to sustain rice activities beyond the PRiDe project” (P: 223). Comment: Here it has been just dropped 37% of the funds in three financial years, while having two years left. That means that 31,5% of the funds have to be released in each year that are left; so the accounted money will go to the rice activities. Instead they have in three years used 37% of the total, and have to use close to the same each year. That doesn’t seem to happen unless they are starting to waste without waiver and procurement as the MoWE in Bundibugyo?
On External Debt:
Utilization of the Public Debt from the MoFPED (Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development):
“In Uganda, public debt is managed by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) in liaison with Bank of Uganda (BoU). Government of Uganda (GoU) external borrowing has risen over the years from (United States Dollars) USD 3.71 billion in Financial Year (FY) 2012/13 to USD 9 billion FY 2014/15” (P: 40). Comment: In two years going up USD 4 Billion from 2012/13 to 2014/15. That should be worrying for the economy getting this bigger debt burdens that gives the economy more interests rates to pay back to donors and banks who lent them, instead of development.
External debt overview:
“The Auditor General in his annual report further noted that commitment fees paid during the year 2012/2013 had increased by 40% from UGX9.023 billion in 2011/2012 to UGX12.7billion in 2012/2013” (P: 226). Comment: Following up the first comment on the debt, as the more loans you have, them more interest rates you pay to the lenders and banks. This here is expected things. Though this leave less money to be allocated to what the government needs and let more percentage of the budget go back to paying on debt, instead of investing or allocating to something sustainable, but then you need donors to training your own bureaucrats.
Paying back the debt on time:
“Failure to absorb borrowed funds within the specified timeframe of the projects has led to an increase in the cost of debt to Government in form of commitment fees and fines. This is because creditors, such as African Development Bank, Exim Bank of China, and African Development Fund, among others, charge a fixed rateon the loan amount that is yet to be disbursed. Government paid a sum of USD 26.8m in form of commitment charges between FY 2007/8 and 2014/15. The commitment fees paid peaked in FY 2013/14 amounting to USD 5.1m” (…)”the contractors for Tororo-Lira power line and Mbarara – Nkenda charged Government fees for implementation delays to the tune of UGX 23,353,168,480 and UGX 18,221,868,081182, respectively, which further increased the cost of the projects to Government” (P: 232-233). Comments: While the worry has been for more and more stacked up loans. Then the more increase fees paid for the loans that the Government of Uganda has gotten over time. With this knowledge the government and ministry who control the use of money should be sure of paying back the lenders and banks that facilitated the loans. This lead to more debt and fines to the government because they are not doing the job or delivering as promised back to the banks.
“Although funds release performance improved from 22.2% as reported in the 2010 audit report to 71%, MoFPED was still unable to ensure a 100% release performance as promised” (P: 41). Comment: That the ministry can’t ensure that the payments are being served and secured after they had no issues getting the loans for the projects and other development programs, then they should ensure and make funds ready to pay back the fees, interest rates and fines for not releasing over the debt.
Construction of Jinja Market under MATIP:
“Originally the preliminary designs for the market considered four floors at an estimated cost of USD 13.3 Million; however the cost estimate was found to be higher than the project ceiling of USD 10 million” (…)”The original contract sum for construction of the Jinja central market was UGX.28,679,485,336; this was revised to UGX.32,335,198,075 vide addendum no.1 of UGX.3,655,828,962 (VAT inclusive) of 11th September 2014 incorporating additional works related to preliminaries, demolitions, lower ground floor extension from grid 10-12, storm water drainage, stall improvement works, slabs over entry voids, roof improvements and additional security requirements” (P: 43). Comment: Here is just a one project that has gone over the estimated limited and set up of a modern market in Jinja, the Local Government didn’t check the quality of the works and also didn’t do enough monitoring of the project as well. So the basic construction and planning of it haven’t been done that well, when you look at the level of extra expenditure.
Regulation of Construction from by the Ministry of Works and Transport (MoWT):
“The enactment of the UCICO Bill had been planned to be effected by 30th June 2012 but to date (5 years down the road) not much progress has been achieved. The major objectives of the bill were to establish the Uganda Construction Industry Commission to regulate and coordinate the construction industry, register contractors, consultants and other service providers engaged in the national construction industry” (P: 49). And this: “Out of the budgeted amount of UGX 1.4bn, the Ministry received a sum of UGX 1.02bn to cater for the development of the legislation under the programme for public structures as detailed” (P: 51). Comment: That the monitoring unit doesn’t exist while more and more roads cost then estimated, also with little progress of securing the funds used through the UNRA, there should be questioned why the government doesn’t want this transparency unit under the ministry and also checking the builder who seeks private contractors through UNRA.
Regulation of the Ministry and Energy and Mining:
“In efforts to revitalize the mining sector in Uganda, the licensees in the mining business have not been able to get support from banks here in Uganda because the mining industry has just begun to pick up after acquisition of new geological data. This gap of lack of financial support has a negative implication on the licensing process and mining operations, inhibiting the mining sector from developing as any other sector in the country. However, the Ministry will improve by sensitizing the banks on mining business to enable licensees get access to financing of their mining investment projects. In addition, the ministry will take extra care in screening mining applications and plans” (P: 104). Comment: That the banks don’t help the bank-industry. The laws is not yet set in fruition so that the companies in the mining business have proper banking operation, that means the mining industry seems as wild-west if the banks can’t monitor it properly?
Picture of Companies without returns!
“The DGSM takes note of this observation. The MEMD has continued to lobby the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and the Parliament of Uganda to make available adequate budget allocations for monitoring and inspections of mining and exploration operations to effectively manage enforcement of working obligations by licensees” (P: 107). Comment: Well, if you see how the banks are not build for the mining industry. This here is a follow-up and this is the second level of monitoring the mining industry and its exploration operations. Initially they have to wait for licensees and pay for them through the banks, to get sufficient structure through the banks to the ministry.
Affected persons of the late payment or compensations for work:
“This was the case with the Tororo-Lira power line project where 137 project affected persons since 2012 to date, claim UGX 3,084,420,624 in way leaves compensations and as a result 156 towers that had been established are not strung to date. Along the Mbarara- Nkenda power line since 2010, 60 project affected persons had unresolved way leaves compensation disputes to the tune of UGX 7,042,469,385 by the time of audit. Additionally, along the Mbarara- Mirama section of the NELSAP power line, 5 project affected persons claim UGX 1,143,401,900 in way leave compensations since 2013. This delayed the stringing phase of the projects because relay towers had not been erected in these areas of disputes” (P: 241). Comment: This is the same as the late payments earlier where business had to wait until 180 days. This here is another ministry, but the same kind of business structures and projects get disputes that leaves the levels of compensations to higher levels. That is shown the doubling of values in the audit as shown by the OAG this time. From UGX 3 Billion to UGX 7 Billion; that is a massive growth and added expenses on the set projects that the General Auditor has shown in the report.
I think the comments on each quotes is enough. Because they speak enough for themselves and the questions on how they used the governmental monies proves the validity on the matter and mismatches on the procurements. The scariest situation is with the rising debt and how the Ministry is dealing with the matter. Peace.
Andrew Mwenda keeps with his flawed logic. Like he has lost the plot and forgotten his traits and his theories of old. But hey, he is hungry and wants to eat. Here is has ploy of arrogance on facebook:
“It is simplistic to argue that Uganda’s problem is Museveni. A better argument is Museveni has failed to solve the problems of Uganda” (…)”Museveni (with Besigye) once told us that getting rid of Obote would be a major step in improving anything. What happened?” (…)”Besigye’s weakness is to personalize Uganda’s problems to Museveni and argue that his removal is all we need. The problems of poverty, weak state, poor Government services and democracy deficit were there before Museveni” (…)“If we fail to diagnose Uganda’s problems, the solutions will always elude us” (Andrew Mwenda, 17.01.2016)
Well, in sum there has gone 29 years of the one-man rule since 1986. There have been many benefactors and Members of Parliament since them, but the main factor in the calculations have been President Museveni. Since he took rule he has marginalized or used tactics to get people loyal to Museveni and not directly to any state institution. Therefore he is a major problem, because if it didn’t really happen, then he didn’t sponsor the benedictional project or program. Museveni could only support a program if he could benefit from it.
That Mwenda has a problem with Besigye is that he is in stark contrast to Museveni. Besigye asks for accountability and transparency something that doesn’t fit the world of development and growth for the editor and creator of the Independent Magazine. Something that is weird considering his past at KFM Radio and trouble for blasting governmental cronyism.
It is true that Museveni isn’t the only problem, but he is the one that creates the problem and feeds the issues, instead of fixing them. He doesn’t mend or complement them. Instead he adds on the weight until he overpowers it; because he has to do what he can rule and control it. Therefore he is the problem, as he is the executive power and the man who has had the majority rule or even rigged himself the majority. So Mwenda must have forgotten that part of the issue, if not he is blind by his own ego.
It is true that all the issues that Mwenda mentioned in the government of Uganda as the bad governance, weak state-institutions and democratic deficit. This was inherited in 1986 from the Obote II and the short-term presidents in between like Yusuf Lule and Tito Okello. So there aren’t all Museveni faults, but he has had the time to fix many of the issues and defects in the governmental structures and democratic facilitation if he really cared about them. It is not like he was sitting for a hot minute and didn’t have the time to fix the corruption of UNRA, NSSF and other state-organizations.
When you see excellent record of higher and higher loan-rate on the government budget for any year, when the value of the currency falls and escalating inflations you can wonder if the government and economical institutions under the regime is for the people or the rich elite who is fed by the government. The Neo-Liberalization of Uganda has lead the government to expand the businesses into every part of society instead of governmental control as the Chicago School of Business wanted in 1970s, with the IMF and World Bank controlled Structural Adjustment Programs (SAP) that demolished state-financed agricultural and subsidized industries that was supposed to be controlled by market-powers instead of supported by tax-money to sustain growth and higher employment rate. The result of inflicting this on the Ugandan economy as the NRM-Regime has done with such a passion is that the business that has no cut for the government has been left astray and the ones that is not strong enough has gone bankrupt. Now Uganda has to imports of finished products and stop of productions from industry and factories in former towns like Jinja. Also with the historical institution of the Uganda Development Corporations, who from the 1950s gave growth through state-funds, and not through direct market power!
That must have been forgotten by the Andrew Mwenda, that President Museveni sold everything to foreigners or liberated the economy to point that the URA can’t tax, or control to tax without losing the control over the sold merchandise. That is why Uganda has one of the lowest rates of taxation on products since the URA doesn’t have the manpower or the regulations to without taxes. They can’t keep up with citizens and movement of money, if they had then they might catch up with more of the embezzlement and corrupted agreements between liberated companies or new structures in the market own by the ruling elite. But that is not good is it? Send cases to the DPP and OAG to fix the matters together with Uganda Anti-Corruption Commission which is so meager that they can’t keep the state of affairs and make government institution accountable, something that President Museveni doesn’t really want them to do, unless he want to get rid of somebody who has the dream of succeeding him. Then they will find something on the man or woman show some of the dirty laundry.
You don’t need to be giant man with much knowledge to diagnose some of the issues that the government of Uganda has to tackle, some the state of affairs and some tangible structures that need to be fixed. The government needs taxation with representation, also need to re-focus the money and also be more accountable for their actions. Not have a one-big-man rule as they have had since 1986 that keeps to eating of the plate, instead of serving the people. That is a problem: a problem that knows that he is the problem, if he stills remember what he studied in the end of 1960s and beginning of 1970 at the University of Dar-Es-Salam in Tanzania. President Museveni should know the issues and know how he made them, or prepared them through his loyal cronies. As Andrew Mwenda seems more like one of his mouth-pieces more as the time goes, instead of pseudo-intellectual as he wishes to portray himself.
This is a direct address to the issue, as he can try to clean his slate, but he has lost the plot. The problem and the real man behind it is President Museveni is only leader and nearly the only one who has been there from the get-go and have ruled so long that he know what has been done differently than under his wings. The reign will not be remembered as the ones who follow the dream story of liberation, but also of eating the riches and wealth while forgetting to feed the public, or let the get opportunity to eat and earn a living.
So Mwenda has a flawed view on the matter, that he at the same time says Besigye is wrong. Besigye has also said that the institutions need accountability and transparency which is starch contrast to Museveni. Something that is vital to rebuild them and prove that the government institutions are for the people and not the Executive to eat of. So if that have to change then the public funds and public expenditure together with strengthen them, not in ownership of the executive but by giving the civil servants power to execute the necessary flows of technical assistance or regulations to let the teachers, policemen, judges and bureaucrats to do their initial service to the public; now they are handpicked men to serve the executive. That is problem because the paycheck from the executive is more important than doing their job to the public who need the men to secure their daily life and be there to safely govern the territories of the state.
As we can see Mwenda has judged the matter very easy without thinking it through, if he has then his logic is very flawed as President Museveni is a problem in state clogged with issues and the problems. There isn’t a way solution to it all, how to fix the economy is there many theories, though the stability of the currency and inflation should be the first, also secure low loans-rate so that the growth can be similar to the inflation rate. There is also the level of building trust between government institutions and people as they are supposed to be connected and for each other. Not letting the state and its institutions being on an island, and when they need the public hire a ferry to let the visit. That is not the idea of the state, the state is supposed to be mirrored in the people with transparency and accountability where the public can question the behavior of the rulers, governors and mayors, as they are set to represent the public, not just execute the laws and regulations without mercy, then the government is an totalitarian state, where justice will not prevail unless you are on good term with the head or executive power on the top. That is how the system is now with government of Uganda. We can easily see that he is one of the major factors, why President Museveni is the elephant in the room when you discuss progress and development issues in the country, since he can decide where to go or who to hire to fix it.
That is it. Peace.
PITTSBURGH—A United States citizen has been deported from the Republic of Uganda and brought to the Western District of Pennsylvania to face charges of leading an international counterfeit currency operation headquartered in that African nation. The announcement was made today by David Hickton, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania and Eric Zahren, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service—Pittsburgh Field Office.
Ryan Andrew Gustafson, aka Jack Farrel, aka Willy Clock, 28, is charged with conspiracy, conspiracy to launder money, and the passing and receiving of counterfeit money from December 2013 until December 2014. The indictment alleges more than $1.4 million in counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes have been seized and passed worldwide, both overseas and in the U.S. as part of this scheme.
Gustafson had been on trial in Uganda on a number of charges, including possessing counterfeit money. He was deported Dec. 3 and arrived in Pittsburgh on Friday evening. He will be presented before Chief U.S. District Magistrate Maureen Kelly today at 2:30 p.m. for an Initial Appearance. The case is assigned to United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak.
“Identifying, charging and returning Ryan Gustafson to the United States from Uganda required extensive cooperation among diverse international law enforcement partners and expert coordination among the Secret Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service,” stated U.S. Attorney Hickton. “As a result, a multimillion dollar international cyber counterfeiting scheme has been disrupted and its principal will face justice on American soil. This investigation demonstrates our relentless resolve to identify cyber criminals overseas and bring them back to the United States to be tried for their crimes.”
“This international counterfeit currency investigation and subsequent arrests illustrate Secret Service expertise in safeguarding the Nation’s financial infrastructure since inception,” said Special Agent in Charge Zahren. “We will continue to work closely with our network of law enforcement partners to dismantle criminal enterprises seeking to victimize innocent victims, regardless of geographic distance or borders. Special thanks to Ugandan law enforcement officials and the United States Embassy Uganda for their assistance.”
“This investigation was an excellent example of a partnership between multiple federal law enforcement agencies across the country and overseas, working together to identify and bring down those responsible for a worldwide conspiracy. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service remains vigilant, pursuing criminals like Gustafson to ensure the public’s trust in a safe and secure mail system.” added Inspector in Charge, Tommy Coke, Pittsburgh Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
Gustafson, a U.S. citizen residing in Kampala, Uganda, was originally charged by criminal complaint in December 2014. The April 1, 2015, indictment naming Gustafson also charged three additional defendants with conspiracy and conspiracy to launder money from December 2013 until December 2014. Those defendants are:
- Zackary L. Ruiz, aka Mr. Mouse, 19, of Las Vegas, Nevada, who is pending trial;
- Jeremy J. Miller, aka Sinner, 31, of Seattle, Washington, who is pending trial; and
- Michael Q. Lin, aka Mlin, aka Mr. Casino, 21, of Bethlehem, Penn., who pleaded guilty on Nov. 9, and is scheduled to be sentenced on March 16, 2016.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Shardul S. Desai is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
U.S. Attorney Hickton commended numerous agencies and organizations for conducting the investigation leading to charges in this case, including the Directorate of Public Prosecution, the Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department, the Special Investigations and Intelligence Unit, and Stanbic Bank in Uganda; the U.S. Secret Service; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; Homeland Security Investigations; U.S. Customs and Border Protection; and the National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance.
It’s a proposed new amendment ‘Anti-Corruption Bill 2013’ that is dated back to 13th July of 2013. I will take the basic understanding of how the bill will be and what it can do if it gets into effect. The person behind this bill is Hon. John Ssimbwa who is MP of Makindye Division East. On the 7th of July 2015 this got passed in Parliament!
The important issues from the Memorandum:
First part is that is an extension and amendment of the ‘Anti-Corruption Bill 2009’. One of the main objectives of the bill is that the property of the offender the government can confiscate that from that legal person. That property will be controlled by the government and management by the public trustee appointment by the Minister in accordance with the Public Trust Act. One defect with the existing law is how to prove that set property was earned by the corrupt actions or indirectly by it. Because of this there is the reason for the amendment to the existing law.
Second part is how you define “property” and “political leader” which will entail more and describe broader in the new law after the amendment. In the new one the “political leader will be broaden the scope of the offence that caused the financial lost. Also figuring in “a company” to prove there are two “actors” in the actions of embezzlement, graft or general corruption. One new clause is also to incorporate Inspector General of Government (IGG) to service the court. And give more power to the Dirctorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) and IGG which will together restrict the owner of the bank accounts of the accused person. New clause is also to the persons who refuse to comply or give information to Special Investigator; with failure to follow the recommendation of the police will be incriminated, because with existing law there isn’t any response to it for the government. If for certain that a person is convicted for corruption for mandatory confiscation of any property to the person. And also in the amendment the person who will lose his property after being convicted will pay the cost for the transfer of the actual property.
From Section 20 setting in: “A person employed by the government, a bank, a credit institution, an insurance company, a company, a public body or political leader, who in the performance of his and her duties, does any act knowing or having reason to believe that the act or omission will cause financial loss to the Government, bank, credit institution, insurance company, a company, or public body commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding three hundred and thirty six currency points or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding fourteen years or both”.
From Section 63A:
- Take possession and custody of any property under restraining or confiscation order:
- Manage any property in respect of which he or she has been appointed a public trustee: or
- Appoint the owner of the property to manage the property affected by a restraining order under the supervision of the Public Trustee:
(2) A Public Trustee appointed under this Act shall not be liable to any civil proceedings for any act done in good faith in the performance of his or her duty”.
From Section of 63B and G4A:
“The Minister shall make regulations for remuneration for the public trustee appointed under this act.” (…) “Where the court orders confiscation of property under section 64, the cost of enforcing the order shall be paid by convicted person”.
From the Section of 65:
“A Person is taken to have absconded if reasonable attempts to arrest the person under a warrant have been unsuccessful during the period of six months commencing on the day the warrant was issued, and the person shall taken to have absconded on the last day of that period”.
Meeting between Public Trust Act and the Amendment of the Anti-Corruption Act:
What these amendments to the existing laws is focusing on the property of the convicted person and how it all will be transferred to a Trustee Fund. This fund will be in power of the Government with the Inspectorate of General of Government and Dictorate of Public Prosecution will be in charge of. In the end this leaves more funds and properties into the government that will transfers from convicted persons and companies to the Trustee Fund.
A matter remain on the ‘Public Trustee Act of 1937’ has some issues and therefore need to amendment to see what the government of Uganda need to recover the embezzled money and property. The law in general is setting the standard on how the trusts are set up.
First section: “The Minister, by notice in the Gazette, may appoint some fit and proper person to be public trustee for Uganda, and may in like manner appoint a deputy or deputies to assist him or her, and every deputy so appointed shall, subject to the control of the public trustee, be competent to discharge any of the duties and exercise any of the powers of the public trustee, and when discharging those duties, or exercising those powers, shall have the same privileges and be subject to the same liabilities as the public trustee”.
Third Section: “An agent shall, in all respects, act under the direction of the public trustee who shall not be answerable for any act or omission on the part of the agent which is not in conformity with the power or duty delegated by the public trustee or which shall not have happened by the public trustee’s own fault or neglect” (…) “An agent, other than an officer of the Government, shall find security to the satisfaction of the public trustee for the performance of his or her duties and may be remunerated either by salary or such fees as the Minister may from time to time by rule prescribe”.
Fourth Section: “The public trustee shall not accept any trust under any composition or scheme or arrangement for the benefit of creditors nor of any estate known or believed by him or her to be insolvent”.
Sixth section: “When the public trustee has been appointed trustee under any will, the executor of the will or the administrator of the estate concerned, after obtaining probate or letters of administration with will annexed, shall immediately notify the appointment to the public trustee in writing, and shall supply him or her with a certified copy of the will and of any trust instrument and other documents affecting the trust, and such particulars as to the nature and value of the trust property, and the liabilities, if any, attaching to such property or the holder of the property, and the names, ages and addresses of any beneficiaries under the trust, and such other information as the public trustee may consider desirable to obtain in any particular case”.
Seventh section: “If any property is subject to a trust, other than a trust which the public trustee is prohibited from accepting under the provisions of this Act, and there is no trustee within the limits of Uganda willing or capable to act in the trust, the court may on the application of any interested party or of the public trustee make an order for the appointment of the public trustee to be the trustee of such property; but where the application is not made by the public trustee, no such order shall be made without his or her consent”.
We can see the difference between the new law and the older Public Trustee Act of 1937 and the amendment on the Anti-Corruption Bill, which deals with the property of a felon and the consent part of transfer of the property. Especially when you see how it set limits on the government and how the applications of the public trustee where it specifically says in the Act of 1937: “no such order shall be made without his or her consent” while the Anti-Corruption Act Amendment says: “From Section 63A:
- Take possession and custody of any property under restraining or confiscation order:
- Manage any property in respect of which he or she has been appointed a public trustee: or
- Appoint the owner of the property to manage the property affected by a restraining order under the supervision of the Public Trustee:
(2) A Public Trustee appointed under this Act shall not be liable to any civil proceedings for any act done in good faith in the performance of his or her duty”.
From Section of 63B and G4A:
“The Minister shall make regulations for remuneration for the public trustee appointed under this act.” (…) “Where the court orders confiscation of property under section 64, the cost of enforcing the order shall be paid by convicted person”.
As you see this gives the state a possibility to order and confiscate of property from the convicted person and also get the payment for the transfer of the actual property. So if this comes to effect and can take possession of it or custody when the person is under restraining. The Public Trustee will be under the IGG and follow the orders of the DPP. This gives more power then what they currently have. So that the Directorates and Public Prosecutor get more powers when they have apprehended a suspect and get either suspend their money in accounts and also transfer the property of the convicted person.
This means those people that will get a stronger punishment and that the Public Trusts will soar in Uganda, if the IGG does it jobs and get bigger cases through the courts. This means that the minister who is in charge and making the Public Trustee funds has to be sober and in-charge to keep up his conduct and the supervision of the fund after transferring the actual property and freezing of the accounts.
It would be interesting to see the implicated changes of the law and also how the minister and Inspectorate of General of Government has to be sure that the property and accounts are parts of the charge. If these extra charges will make a difference in Uganda, is only time to tell because the way it will be seen is the actual results and if it benefits the court systems. Secondly if the transfers of properties and accounts go well, then the Government might over time get vast amount of monies from different accounts and also grand properties if the functions and prosecutions of corrupt politicians, governments’ officials, civil servants and businessmen get caught. Therefore the Trustee Fund under the Minister will be a giant over time and also need more resources to have accountability over it. Something that is natural with the pending issues and convicted people that will be hurt by this law if this amendment will be a new reality in Uganda. Peace.
Bill Supplement No. 3 – Bill No. 7: THE ANTI-CORRUPTION (AMENDMENT) BILL 2013 (13.07.2013) in Uganda Gazette No. 34. Volume CVI dated 5th July 2013, UPPC, Entebbe Uganda Ordered by the Government.
THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE ACT of 1937 – Chapter 161
Draft estimate for the Financial Year of 2015/2016 and how it’s expected to be. It will be a bunch of numbers and I have picked the ones that seem special. The ones that could be questioned and ask yourself why they use so much money on? That tells about how much the government of Uganda planning to use on certain pieces of civil service and ministries that they run. Everybody that wants to look and understand a bigger picture will get a bit more information. But even if this feels like a long piece. Remember the document that was swallowed into this was close to 1200 pages. So that I have written a long piece it’s a reason why and how it became this long. Hope your get some insights and it was worth my time.
Piece by Piece, Government Organization and Ministry:
Office of the President:
The Salaries are the same from 2014/2015 to 2015/2016. No change the same 26,233,125 UGX. The rest of the expenditure is the same except for the secret payment between the financial years and that is the “Classified Expenditure” which goes up sustainably from 2014/2015 when it was 11,069,633 to the next 2015/2016 it becomes 18,069,633. So it means that the Office of the President has one expense that goes to something secret and is up 7,000,000 from last year and the only one(Draft Estimates P: 30). There has even been another classified expenditure that is set for 3,940,034 UGX and this is not for the main Office of the President, but to the specific program of “Monitoring and Evaluation” (Draft Estimates P: 35). Total for the Office of the President is 53,835,847 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 42).
Another “Classified Expenditure” is set for the FY 2015/2016: 36,700,000 UGX (Draft Estimates P: 44). The Total for the Statehouse is 253, 226,426 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 43).
Office of PM:
Total budget for the Office of the Prime Minister is set to be for the FY 2015/2015: 146,581,639 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 82).
“Construction of Pakwach, Kabale, Morulem, Napak Police stations completed; Construction of a staff accommodation block of 4 units at Alebtong completed; Armouries constructed at Ikaffe, Kabalye and Olilim PTS; 10 vehicles procured for PRDP districts; ICT machinery and equipment (communication equipment) procured; Office furniture for Buliisa, Aleptong, Bukwo and Yumbe procured)” (Draft Estimates P: 25). The estimated budget for the UPF is 4bn for the FY 2015/2016.
Gen. Kale Kayihura Salary is from next year 103,200,000 UGX (Draft Estimates P: 24).
Uganda Police Force:
Directorate of Counter Terrorism in FY 2015/2016 is 10.254.176 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 834). Directorate of Interpol & Peace Support Operations in FY 2015/2016 is 4.265.402 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 835). Kampala Metropolitan Police in FY 2015/2016 is 19.606.632 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 837). Specialised Forces Unit in FY 2015/2016 is 129.002.902 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 838). Assistance to Uganda Police – Purchase of Motor Vehicles and Other Transport Equipment – Transport Equipment and Aircrafts in FY 2015/2016 is 36.439.322 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 838)
Grand total for the UPF in FY 2015/2016 is 435.133.848 UGX (Draft Estimate 839).
External Security Organization:
A budget issue that is weird that the ESO in the voting didn’t put any funds for staff training for FY 2015/2016 (Draft Estimate P: 917).
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 18.359.204 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 914).
Prison and Correctional Services in the FY 2015/2016 is 136.960.199 UGX (Draft Estimate 840). Murchison Bay Hospital in the FY 2015/2016 is 418.750 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 844). Grand total for the Uganda Prisons in the FY 2015/2016 is 136.960.199 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 848).
Ministry of Defense:
Total Vote for the ministry: 1,460,211,641 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 84). The ones that caught my eyes was first Welfare and Entertainment went from last Budget Year 2014/2015: 27,190,131 and this year 2015/2016: 37,614,465 UGX. Special Meals and Drinks a new post in the ministry and costs: 94,645,610 UGX. Subscriptions we’re 2,699,752 UGX in 2014/2015 and next year 2015/2016 cost 12,099,752 UGX – for those who can see that is nearly up 10,000,000 in one budget year! My favorite post in any ministry: ‘Classified Expenditure’ in 2014/2015 costed 342,252,085 and next budget year 2015/2016 all of a sudden 606,304,585. The difference between the budget years is 264,052,500 UGX. The Classified Expenditure is spilt in two pieces. First one is the UPDF Support and is set for 258,578,085 (Draft Estimate P: 86). The second one is Defense Equipment Project is 342,352,500 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 87). AMISOM operation total is 269,784,415 UGX. Classified Expenditure for AMISOM is 5,374,000 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 88). External Project Financing: Defense Equipment from Russia is estimated for FY 2015/2016: 264,052,500 UGX and to AMISOM is 298.266.10 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 81).
Ministry of Public Service:
Total budget for is set to 21,908,949 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 103).
Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
Total budget is set to 26,605,155 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 117).
East African Community:
Grand total to the EAC in FY 2015/2016 is set to 24.407.661 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 505).
Embassies and consulates:
Mission in New York:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 16.144.072 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1024).
Mission in London:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 4.711.810 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1028).
Mission in Ottowa:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 4.948.238 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1032).
Mission in New Dehli:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 3.455.643 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1036).
Mission in Cairo:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 1.998.634 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1040).
Mission in Nairobi:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 4.259.503 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1044).
Mission in Dar Es Salaam:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 2.742.654 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1048).
Mission in Abuja:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 1.589.496 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1052).
Mission in Pretoria:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 2.732.934 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1055).
Mission in Washington:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 5.853.886 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1059).
Mission in Adis Ababa:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 2.346.789 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1063).
Mission in Beijing:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 3.673.069 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1067).
Mission in Kigali:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 2.112.602 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1071).
Mission in Geneva:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 5.362.895 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1075).
Mission in Tokyo:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 3.983.632 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1079).
Mission in Tripoli:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 1.899.252 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1083).
Mission in Riyadh:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 1.999.326 UGX (Draft Estimate P 1086).
Mission in Copenhagen:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 3.487.953 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1090).
Mission in Brussels:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 4.834.260 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1094).
Mission in Rome:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 4.248.162 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1098).
Mission in Kinshasa:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 3.309.956 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1102).
Mission in Khartoum:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 2.264.481 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1106).
Mission in Paris:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 4.786.408 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1110).
Mission in Berlin:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 3.775.725 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1114).
Mission in Tehran:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 2.220.432 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1118).
Mission in Moscow:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 2.366.211 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1122).
Mission in Canberra:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 3.060.051 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 126).
Mission in Juba:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 3.410.337 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1130).
Mission in Abu Dhabi:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 2.407.393 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1134).
Mission in Bujumbura:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 2.019.694 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1138).
Consulate in Guangzhou:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 5.135.304 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1142).
Mission in Ankara:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 2.770.166 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1146).
Mission in Mogadishu:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 2.770.881 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1150).
Mission in Kuala Lumpur:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 1.709.952 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1154).
Mission in Mombasa:
Grand total in FY 2015/2016 is 821.446 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1158).
Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs:
First is the difference in ‘Legislation and Legal service’ between last year’s FY 2014/2015 2.934.969 UGX and this FY 2015/2016 is 6.519.956 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 118). Total to the Ministry is 57.324.370 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 133).
Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development:
Macroeconomic Policy and Management was had budget for FY 2014/2015: 14.860.620 UGX and become 22.596.043 UGX in the FY 2015/2016 (Draft Estimate P: 135). Capitalisation of Institutions cost in FY 2014/2015 the amount of 65.802.344 UGX and in FY 2015/2016 becoming 266.602.344 UGX. The Belgo-Ugandan Study went from 3.167.890 UGX in FY 2014/2015 and comes to 10.237.890 UGX in FY 2015/2016. Development Budget where the Capitalisation and Belgo Uganda Study is a part of went from 86.650.930 UGX in FY 2014/2015 to 303.365.890 UGX in FY 2015/2016. Presidential Initiatives to Banana Industry was in FY 2014/2015: 2.974.000 UGX and in FY 2015/2016 is now 6.530.000 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 135). Financial Inclusion in Rural Areas (Profira) went from 1.542.229 UGX in FY 2014/2015 to 15.251.632 UGX in FY 2015/2016 (Draft Estimate P: 136). Contribution to Autonomous Institutions from 53.986.033 UGX in FY 2014/2015 to the next year FY 2015/2016 it becomes 278..719.671 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 135). This funds that goes to Contribution to Autonomous Institutions is going to certain institutions in FY 2015/2016. Here is how it’s shared: Uganda Development Bank: 10.000.000, African Development Bank: 4.000.000 UGX, PTA Banks: 4.800.000 UGX, Post Bank: 14.302.344 UGX, Islamic Development Bank 2.000.000 UGX, UN-DCF Symposium: 1.500.000 UGX and Re-Capitalization of BOU: 200.000.000 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 142). Capital Punishment was budgeted FY 2014/2015 to 2.974.000 UGX and in FY 2015/2016 is set to become 6.530.000 UGX this is because Other Structures will cost 4.000.000 UGX and didn’t spend on that last budget year (Draft Estimate P: 158). Uganda Free Zones or Total Program 18 was set to 14.009.556 UGX in FY 2014/2015 to become 17.177.409 UGX in FY 2015/2016 (Draft Estimate P: 159). African Development Fund was there 3.600.110 UGX into subscription in FY 2014/2015. And Outputs funded in FY 2015/2016 is the same 3.600.110 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 160). That same Output was set in FY 2014/2015, but nothing set for the FY 2015/2016, still it’ s put the same amount as last year with the same amount of cost. That doesn’t make sense.
The Grand total the MoFPED in FY 2014/2015 was 281.508.520 UGX and in the new FY 2015/2016 becoming 551.167.383 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 168).
Ministry of Internal Affairs:
Support of the Government Chemist was in FY 2014/2015 was set for 1.301.805 UGX and now in FY 2015/2016 became 3.331.805 UGX. It went up because this year Machinery and Equipment for 1.058.000 UGX compared to last FY (Draft Estimate P: 176).
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal & Fisheries:
Agriculture Supplies from the FY 2014/2015 budget for 7.981.942 UGX and for the FY 2015/2016 set to be 43.285.943 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 184). Transport equipment FY 2014/2015 set 2.400.000 UGX and in next year FY 2015/2016 is set to 4.166.500 UGX. Engineering and design studies & Plans for Capital in FY 2015/2016 set for 4.841.848 UGX. Northern Uganda Farmers Livelihood Improvement Project FY 2015/2016 set for 2.121.842 UGX. Farm-Based Bee Reserves Establishment Project started in the FY 2015/2016 to be 300.000 UGX. The Goat Export Project in Sembule District FY 2015/2016 set for 1.200.000 UGX. Livestock Diseases Control Project Phase 2 FY 2015/2016 set to be 7.855.600 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 203-205). Sustainable Fisheries Development Project FY 2015/2016 set to be 1.341.000 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 206). Water for Agriculture Production FY 2015/2016 is 2.588.320 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 209). MAAIF Coordination/U Growth FY 2014/2015 was set 2.417.000 UGX in FY 2015/2016 set to be 27.217.803 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 214). The Project on Irrigation Scheme Development in Central and Eastern Uganda (PISD)-JI in FY 2015/2016 is set to 5.319.848 UGX. National Farmers Leadership Center (NFLC) FY 2015/2016 is set to 800.000 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 215).
Total budget for the Ministry of Agriculture was in the FY 2014/2015: 84.075.417 UGX and FY 2015/2016: 142.530.281 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 217).
National Environment Management Authority:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 9.147.189 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 871).
National Agricultural Research Organization:
NARO Internal Audit budgeted for FY 2015/2016 is 82.500 UGX. National Coffee Research Institute for FY 2015/2016 is 219.156 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 796). National Crops Research gets for FY 2015/2016 is 670.049 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 800). National Fisheries Research gets for FY 2015/2016 is 589.512 UGX. National Forestry Research gets for FY 2015/2016 is 439.458 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 801). National Livestock Research gets for FY 2015/2016 is 311.856 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 802). National Coffee Research Institute gets for FY 2015/2016 is 219.156 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 813).
Grand total for NARO for FY 2015/2016 is 98.983.410 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 817).
National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 4.450.000 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 706).
Dairy Development Authority:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 5.044.202 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 650).
Uganda Coffee Development Authority:
Workshops and Seminars for FY 2014/2015 is 988.640 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 920). Medical and Agricultural supplies for FY 2014/2015 is 28.352.628 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 921). Grand total for FY 2014/2015 is 43.792.300 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 919).
Uganda Cotton Development Organization:
Cotton Production Improvement for FY 2015/2016 is 3.911.000 UGX. Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 7.786.481 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 897).
Ministry of Local Government:
District Administration and Development FY 2014/2015 the GoU is 8.857.525 UGX and External Finance 186.249.482 UGX totally for the FY 2014/2015 was 195.107.007 UGX. On the FY 2015/2016 GoU is 8.275.525 UGX and External Finance 80.987.122 UGX. Totally FY 2015/2016 is now 89.262.647 UGX. The External Finance from last budget year went down totally of 96.986.835 UGX. Which is significant And the total budget cuts is 105.844.360 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 219). Easy see that the External Finance is the reason why the cuts have happen.
Markets and Agriculture Trade Improvement Project is FY 2014/2015 was 31.949.871 UGX. Had External Finance 29.879.482 UGX and GoU 2.070.389 UGX. The next FY 2015/2016 put the GoU funding 1.000.000 UGX and External Finance 2.757.122 UGX and the total budget FY 2015/2016 was set 3.757.122 UGX. Total budget difference from FY 2014/2015 to FY 2015/2016 is 28.192.749 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 224).
Markets and Agricultural Trade Improvements Programme (MATIP 2) for the FY 2014/2015 was given from GoU 8.857.525 UGX + External Finance 186.249.482 UGX. Total for last budget year 195.107.007 UGX. FY 2015/2016 from GoU is 8.275.525 + External Finance 80.987.12. Total is 89.262.647 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 225). Difference between FY 2014/2015 versus 2015/2016 is 105.844.360 UGX in cuts and it’s because of less External Finances from the year before.
Total to Ministry of Local Government:
FY 2014/2015 the GoU 32.091482 UGX + External Finance 191.619.482 the total for the year is 223.710.964 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 232).
FY 2015/2016 the GoU 31.135.358 UGX + Eternal Finance 84.91712 the total for the year is 116.052.449 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 232).
Local Government Finance Commission:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 5.083.375 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 854).
Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development:
Albertine Region Sustainable Development Project for the FY 2015/2016 set for 6.767.783 which is external finance (Draft Estimate P: 234). Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project [CEDP] last FY 2014/2015 totally GoU funding which was 8.884.098 UGX. In FY 2015/2016 the GoU where 8.814.098 UGX with the Eternal Finance was set to 10.280.000 which is totally of 19.094.098 UGX, the difference between the years is the 10.000.000 in External Finance (Draft Estimate P: 241). Capital Purchases from the Ministry for infrastructure projects is set for 6.767.783 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 246).
Total budget for the ministry was FY 2014/2015 set for 30.214.981 UGX and for FY 2015/2016 is now 41.950.419 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 253).
Ministry of Education and Sports:
Uganda Teacher and School Effectiveness Project for FY 2014/2015 were given 8.061.000 UGX and FY 2015/2016 is set 90.395.134 UGX. And the External Finance for the project in the FY 2015/2016 is 88.355.134 UGX and was in FY 8.061.000 (Draft Estimate P: 255). So there is big difference between the budget years. Emergency Construction of Primary Schools Phase II FY 2015/2016 set for 1.864.900 UGX. Albertine Region Sustainable Development Project was in the budget for FY 2014/2015 we’re 650.000 UGX and in FY 2015/2016 become 12.187.015 UGX. Skills Development Project for FY 2015/2016 is 19.930.030 UGX. Development of PTCs Phase II comes in the FY 2015/2016 is 5.377.824 UGX. Akii Bua Olympic Stadium get in the FY 2015/2016 is 1.000.000 UGX. National High Altitude Training Centre (NHATC) get in the FY 2015/2016 is 5.829.800 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 256).
Total budget for the Ministry was FY 2014/2015 set for 415.057.518 UGX and for FY 2015/2016 is now 400.556.219 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 283).
Education Service Commission:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 5.789.344 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 741).
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 21.337.135 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 583).
Grand Total for FY 2015/306 is set 10.148.045 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 715).
Project 1250 Support to Innovation – EV Car Project for FY 2015/2016 is 8.220.610 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 762). Project 1343 SPEDA II cost in FY 2015/2016 is 1.058.000 UGX. Grand Total for FY 2014/2015 is 201.606.596 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 765).
Makerere University Business School:
Grand Total for FY 2015/2016 is 49.652.302 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 777).
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 49.652.302 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 774).
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 73.828.998 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 783).
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 26.718.718 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 864).
Ministry of Health:
A part of ‘Clinical and Public Health’ has located to the Shared National Services get 6.930.000 UGX for FY 2015/2016 (Draft Estimate P: 285).
Total to the Ministry is was FY 2014/2015 set for 581.740.966 UGX and for FY 2015/2016 is now 521.632.572 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 304). External Project Financing for the ministry was for FY 2015/2016 is 444.021.970 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 305).
Mulago Hospital Complex:
Management – Incapacity, death benefits and funeral expence: For FY 2015/2016 is 600.00. Staff training for the FY 2015/2016 is 486.656 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 926).
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 53.809.703 (Draft Estimate P: 924).
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 9.702.815 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 929).
Arua Referral Hospital:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 5.167.001 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 935).
Fort Portal Referral Hospital:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 5.787.777 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 942).
Gulu Referral Hospital:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 6.095.645 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 949).
Hoima Referral Hospital:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 4.906.560 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 955).
Jinja Referral Hospital:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 5.995.690 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 962).
Kabale Referral Hospital:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 4.477.995 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 969).
Masaka Referral Hospital:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 5.359.433 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 976).
Mbale Referral Hospital:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 6.723.347 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 982).
Soroti Referral Hospital:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 4.869.977 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 988).
Lira Referral Hospital:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 4.344.172 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 996).
Mbarara Referral Hospital:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 6.779.132 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1002).
Mubende Referral Hospital:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 4.756.488 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1008).
Moroto Referral Hospital:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 3.214.118 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1013).
Naguru Referral Hospital:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 5.800.972 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 1019).
Uganda Blood Transfusion Service:
Safe Blood Provision for FY 2015/2016 is 2.517.065 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 878). Regional Blood Banks for FY 2015/2016 is 5.432.786 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 879). Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 8.414.084 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 876).
Uganda AIDS Commission:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 7.747.968 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 563).
Uganda Cancer Institute:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 17.040.925 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 614). External funding from ADB to UCI which is 3.329.460 (Draft Estimate P: 620).
Uganda Heart Institute:
Grand total FY 2015/2016 is 14.282.367 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 621).
National Medical Stores:
Grand total FY 2015/2016 is 218.614.467 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 626).
Health Service Commission:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 4.169.557 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 753).
Ministry for Trade, Industry and Cooperatives:
Soroti Fruit Factory in the FY 2014/2015 was 4.846.906 UGX and in FY 2015/2016 set to10.482.787 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 306).
Grand Total for the Ministry in FY 2014/2015 was 19.450.781 UGX and in FY 2015/2016 set to 25.594.837 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 322).
Uganda Land Commission:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 15.697.657 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 902).
Ministry of Works and Transport:
Entebbe Airport Rehabilitation Phase 1 FY 2015/2016 is 252.875.768 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 324). Earth Moving Equipment Japan for FY 2015/2016 is set for 479.281.115 UGX, the GoU has 69.999.740 UGX the rest was 409.281.375 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 325). Transfers to other govt. Units (Capital) – FY 2015/2016 is 261.745.768 UGX, GoU are 8.870.000 UGX and the rest External Finance 252.875.768 UGX. Investmnt (Captial Purchase) – Machinery and equipment: FY 2015/2016 is set for 483.631.055 UGX. GoU is 73.349.680 and External Financing is 409.281.375 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 327). East African Trade and Transportation Facilitation – Construction/Rehabilitation of Railway Infrastructure – Other Structures: FY 2014/2015 we’re 7.000.000 UGX and in FY 2015/2016 is 450.000 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 333). New Ferry to replace Kabalega – Opening South both years FY 2014/2015 and FY 2015/2016 totally for both years 2.000.000 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 334). New Standard Gauge Railway Line the budget for FY 2014/2015 was 5.620.000 UGX and in FY 2015/2016 it’s now 3.500.000 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 335). Capacity Enhancement of KCCA in Management of Traffic in the FY 2015/2016 is 1.970.000 UGX. Entebbe Airport Rehabilitation Phase 1 in the FY 2015/2016 is 252.875.768 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 336). Master Plan on Logistics in Northern Economic Corridor in the FY 2015/2016 is 3.290.000 UGX. Gulu Municipal Council Roads (Preparatory Survey) in the FY 2015/2016 is 1.090.000 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 337). Redevelopment of State House at Entebbe in the FY 2015/2016 is 1.500.000 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 342).
The ministry grand total was FY 2014/2015 is 122.364.181 UGX and in FY 2015/2016 is 837.629.393 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 357).
Uganda National Roads Authority:
Construction of RD Agency HQs budgeted to 10.000.000 UGX is FY 2015/2016. Design Kyenjojo-Hoima-Masindi-Kigumba (238km) was budget in FY 2014/2015 was 65.000.000 UGX and it was FY 2015/2016 is 104.400.000 UGX. Kampala Entebbe Express Highway was set for FY 2014/2015 was 130.000.000 UGX to FY 2015/2016 is 233.140.000 UGX. Kampala Flyover for FY 2015/2016 is 19.630.000 UGX. Construction of 66 Selected Bridges for FY 2015/2016 is 10.871.944 UGX. Upgrading of Muyembe-Nakapiripirit (92 km) for FY 2015/2016 is 22.600.000 UGX. Total Development Budget for the UNRA is for FY 2015/2016 is 1.725.000.114 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 595). Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 1.761.658.654 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 611).
Financial from External support for some of the Projects of UNRA:
Design for the New Nile Bridge at Jinja is supported from Japan. Design Kyenjojo-Hoima-Masindi-Kigumba (238km), Upgrading Rukungiri-Kihihi-Ishasha/Kanungu Road and Upgrading Mbale-Bubulo-Lwakhakha Road is financed from the African Development Bank. Kampala Flyover is supported from Japan (Draft Estimate P: 613).
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 428.101.919 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 634).
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development:
Kampala-Entebbe Expansion Project was in FY 2014/2015 is 4.920.000 UGX and in FY 2015/2016 is 53.493.000 UGX. Large Hydro power infrastructure FY 2015/2016 is 2.314.840.000 UGX. The Hydro power projects are: Isimba HPP, Karuma Hydroelectricity Power Project, Muzizi Hydro Power Project and Nyagak III Hydro Power Project (Draft Estimate P: 359). Strengthening the Development and Production Phases of Oil and Gas Sector is set for budget FY 2015/2016 are 63.145.000 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 402).
Isimba HPP and Karuma Hydroelectricity Power Project is Financed from China. The Kampala-Entebbe Expansion Project is financed Germany Federation Republic. The Muzizi Hydro Power Project was financed from France. Development and Production Phases of Oil and Gas Sector are financed through Norway (Draft Estimate P: 402).
The ministry grand total was FY 2014/2015 is 1.775.909.953 UGX and in FY 2015/2016 is 2.723.629.310 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 401).
Uganda Industrial Research Institute:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 14.340.221 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 578).
Rural Electrification Agency:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 91.107.608 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 690). Energy for Rural Transformation (ERT) II- Rural Electrification for FY 2015/2016 is 10.944.108 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 693).
Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development:
Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Fund (UWEP) funded through the GoU for the FY 2015/2016 is 1.000.000 UGX. Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) for the budget FY 2015/2016 is set for 33.000.000 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 403). Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment – Sector Institutions and Implementing Partners Supported – SAGE beneficiaries: FY 2015/2016 set to 6.800.746 UGX. Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) we’re set budget for FY 2015/2016 is 33.000.000 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 418). Sector Institutions and Implementing Partners Supported – o/w transfers to LGs and KCCA for youth projects FY 2015/2016 is set 27.915.180 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 417).
Grand total for the Ministry was for FY 2014/2015 we’re 62.792.359 UGX and in FY 2015/2016 is now 70.398.881 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 420).
Equal Opportunity Commission:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 4.450.000 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 701).
Uganda Human Rights Commission:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 11.700.407 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 559).
Ethics and Integrity:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 5.429.296 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 590).
Ministry of Water and Environment:
Support to RWS Project: FY 2014/2015 was set to 29.997.000 UGX and the next budget year FY 2015/2016 is 45.097.000 UGX. Piped Water in Rural Areas: FY 2015/2016 set to 16.675.333 UGX. Urban Water Supply & Sewerage was set for FY 2014/2015: 409.007 UGX and in FY 2015/2016 it is 3.389.007 UGX. Protection of Lake Victoria-Kampala Sanitation Program is set 39.013.434 UGX in FY 2014/2015 and in FY 2015/2016 is set 70.629.000 UGX. Kampala Water Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Program were set to be 17.899.244 UGX in FY 2014/2015 and in FY 2015/2016 is set 47.930.965 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 421). Lake Victoria Environment Management Project was set 10.821.000 UGX for FY 2014/2015 and in the FY 2015/2016 is 25.257.000 UGX. Water Management and Development Project is set to 2.718.539 UGX in FY 2014/2015 and now in FY 2015/2016 is 5.617.000 UGX. Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) budget for 2015/2016 set for 12.661.000 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 422)
Grand total for the ministry is the 340.742.483 UGX in FY 2014/2015 and in FY 2015/2016 is set to be totally 436.164.599 UGX.
National Forestry Authority:
Support to National Forestry Authority – Agricultural Supplies in the FY 2015/2016 is 1.919.085 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 912). Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 23.264.295 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 908).
Ministry of Information and Communication Technology:
Grand total to the ministry in FY 2015/2016 is set to be 11.215.240 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 496).
National Information Technology Authority:
Project 1014 National Transmission Backbone project: FY 2015/2016 set for 5.050.058 UGX
(Draft Estimate P: 711). Grand total for NITA for FY 2015/2016 is set for 39.200.998 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 714).
Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiques:
Establishment of Regional Satelite Wildlife Conservation in FY 2015/2016 is set 5.040.000 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 506). Mt. Rwenzori Tourism Infrastructure Development Project (MRTIDP) in FY 2015/2016 is set to 864.027 UGX. Development of Museums and Heritage Sites for Cultural Promotion in FY 2015/2016 is set to 686.000 UGX. Establishment of Lake Victoria Tourism Circuit in FY 2015/2016 is set 300.000 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 513). Development of Source of the Nile in FY 2015/2016 is set to 680.000 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 514). Grand total to the ministry for FY 2015/2016 is 17.837.396 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 517).
Uganda Tourist Board:
Grand total FY 2015/2016 is 11.403.457 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 629). Advertising and PR from FY 2014/2015 was 1.287.601 UGX to FY 2015/2016 is 4.188.280 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 630).
Grand total to FY 2015/2016 in 92.979.388 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 525).
Institutions and Government organization on the Budgets:
Printing, Stationery, Photocopying and Binding in FY 2015/2016 is set to 105.686.649 UGX. Capital Purchases in Machinery and Equipment in FY 2015/2016 is set to 30.000.000 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 528). Management of Election in FY 2015/2016 is set 234.967.009 UGX and in FY 2014/2015 is set 141.688.692 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 530). Grand total to the Electoral Commission for the FY 2015/2016 is set to be 265.580.684 UGX and in FY 2014/2015 it was 150.580.684 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 531).
Inspectorate of Government (IG):
Grand total budget to FY 2015/2016 is set to 37.720.116 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 538).
In the FY 2015/2016 the MPS are budgeted 201.164.917 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 540). Contribution to other Organizations – Gov’t Contribution to EALA- Arusha set for FY 2015/2016 is set 7.257.179 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 542). Administration and Transport Logistics set for 2015/2016 is set 2.905.774 (Draft Estimate P: 551). Grand total to the Parliamentary Commission for the FY 2015/2016 is 301.697.537 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 552).
Law Reform Commission:
Grand total for the FY 2015/2016 is 8.920.536 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 553). The biggest expense from last FY 2014/2015 was 290.405 UGX and in FY 2015/2016 is 1.191.699 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 553-554).
National Planning Authority:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 14.613.907 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 567).
Law Development Center:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 10.110.804 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 572).
Uganda Registration Service Bureau:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 13.715.034 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 638). Up from last FY 2015/2016 on the ‘Rent – (Produced Assets) to private entities’ is 1.702.400 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 639).
National Citizenship and Immigration Control:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 139.589.276 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 643). The biggest post was Capital Punishment – Machinery and equipment which is 76.396.918 UGX in this FY (Draft Estimate P: 644).
Kampala Capital City Authority:
2ND Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Project FY 2015/2016 is 82.151.560 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 661). Urban Road Network Development total for the FY 2015/2016 is 139.204.569 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 661). Education and Social Service for FY 2015/2016 is 36.155.136 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 666). Community Health Management for FY 2015/2016 is 9.718.674 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 674). Sanitation and Environmental Services for FY 2015/206 is 13.578.579 UXG (Draft Estimate P: 675). Gender, Community and Economic Development for FY 2015/2016 is 2.368.822 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 678). Economic Policy Monitoring,Evaluation & Inspection for FY 2015/2016 is 104.749.162 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 681).
Uganda National Examination Board:
Grand total for 2015/2016 is 69.869.913 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 722).
One major reason why the budget was different between years is that 250.000.000 UGX was given to ‘Contribution to Autonomous Institutions’ (CAI) (Draft Estimate P: 728). Grand total between the FY was in 2014/2015 was 1.222.034.703 UGX and in 2015/2016 is 2.088.896.738 UGX. Which is total difference: 866.862.035 UGX, parts of this the CAI (Draft Estimate P: 731).
Programme 05 Directorate of Value for Money and Specialised Audits for FY 2015/2016 is 4.507.922 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 736). Grand total for the Auditor General for FY 2015/2016 is 46.818.861 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 737).
Directorate of Public Prosecution:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 27.934.069 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 748).
Uganda Management Institute:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 22.763.029 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 784).
Uganda Revenue Authority:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 238.534.130 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 788).
Uganda Bureau of Statistics:
Grand total for UBOS in FY 2015/2016 is 65.543.461 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 827).
Public Service Commission:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 4.997.601 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 849).
Judicial Service Commission:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 3.209.142 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 859).
Government Purchases for FY 2015/2016 is 177.704.389 UGX. Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 183.974.681 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 881).
Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA):
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 10.722.548 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 887).
Uganda National Bureau of Standards:
Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 20.728.194 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 892).
Annex 2B: Allocation of Additional resources FY 2015/2016
Republic of Uganda – DRAFT ESTIMATES OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE (RECURRENT AND DEVELOPMENT) – FY 2015/2016 – VOLUME I: CENTRAL GOVERNMENT VOTES – FOR THE YEAR ENDING ON THE 30TH JUNE 2016