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The NRM Regime have during the FY2015/2016 fallen behind on paying out UGX 2.7 trillion!

Today I am dropping numbers that are devastating, as the numbers of debt that the National Resistance Movement (NRM) isn’t paying, show’s sufficient motives for malpractice when it comes to budgeting and the structure of payments. There are certainly not enough transparency and clear audit of the state reserves, as the State is misusing seriously amount of funds. The NRM Regime and their President should be ashamed by their record.

Emmanuel Katongole is the Head Information Technology in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) in Uganda on the 12th April 2017, he dropped a document on their web-page that show’s the domestic arrears of the Republic of Uganda in the last Financial Year.

If you wonder what Domestic Arrears means: “The amount by which a government has fallen behind in its payment of interest and principal on debt to lenders within its own country” (Encyclo.co.uk). So Katongole will literately show how bad the National Resistance Movement is on paying their bills and expenditure. All the sums of this report is in Ugandan Shillings (UGX).

Like under the Office of the President and the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) who itself leaves arrears in the margin of 3.8bn shillings and 8bn shillings in other payable arrears. That one part of the budget and current audit of the Office of the President as the total of verified arrears at June 2016 was 37bn shillings alone. So the Office of the President owes a lot of funds that it hasn’t paid, not only for the ISO!

The State House by the verified arrears at June 2016 was 1bn shillings. What is more unsettling is that the Pensions and Gratitude for Veterans are the sum of 183bn shillings, Survivors 315bn shillings, EXGRATIA 10bn and UNLA 26bn shillings. The Ministry of Defense by June 2016 verified arrears was 718bn shillings! So the MoD are a lax payer of their expenses and expenditure.

Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs owes verified arrears by June 2016 the amount of 684bn. Shillings Court Awards unpaid by the Ministry is 203bn shillings. The Electoral Commission has growing verified arrears by June 2016 because of Unsettled penal insterest for URA in the total sum of 3.2bn shillings. Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has by June 2016 billed up verified arrears by 283bn shillings.

This is just some of the government that has not paid their dues and their expenses, their salaries or pensions, even their lacking covering of funds to pay debt, either internal or external. So the National Resistance Movement are clearly running an economy and fiscal policy that isn’t healthy for the republic.

Just to drop the total sum that the Government of Uganda has failed to pay or failed payments on their debt are by June 2016 the total of 2.7 Trillions of Uganda Shillings! Which is an insane number and amount of misspent monies by the state. The strategy by the Republic to fail so miserably cannot be sustainable, as the invoices and the target to pay their debt should be the most important. Still, the NRM doesn’t seem to think so. They are surely missing steps to having a sound economy when the verified arrears are hitting 2.7 trillions by June 2016. So the Financial Year of 2015/2016, the Ugandan government failed to serve out over 2 trillion of their needed expenses!

What is troubling that the year before, the total state had not paid on their debt and failing expenses in the Financial Year of 2014/2015 as by June 2015 we’re totally 1.389 or close to 1.4 Trillion shillings. So the miss-match between FY2014/2015 and FY 2015/2016 are 1.3 Trillion shillings. So the clear picture is that the Election Year for the NRM is very, very expensive.

Just think about that… eat the bill and pound on the amount of lost monies in the system. Peace.

 

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CSBAG Statement: The Budget We Want 2017/18 (20.01.2017)

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Draft Estimate for the Budget for the Financial Year of 2015/2016 in Uganda – Quotes and Outtakes

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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).

Statehouse:

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).

UPF:

“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.

IGP:

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).

Uganda Prisons:

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).

Universities:

Busitema University:

Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 21.337.135 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 583).

Muni University:

Grand Total for FY 2015/306 is set 10.148.045 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 715).

Makerere University:      

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).

Mbarara University:

Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 49.652.302 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 774).

Kyambogo University:

Grand total for FY 2015/2016 is 73.828.998 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 783).

Gulu University:

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).

Hospitals:

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).

Butabika Hospital:

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).

Road Fund:

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).

Judiciary:

Grand total to FY 2015/2016 in 92.979.388 UGX (Draft Estimate P: 525).

Institutions and Government organization on the Budgets:

Electoral Commission:

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).

Parliamentary Commission:

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).

Treasury Operation:

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).

Auditor General:

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).

NAADS Secretariat:

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).

Peace!

Reference:

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

Putin flexing with sanctions on the Western-hemisphere and their reactions to it.

Well, we knew it was coming. We all did who have followed recent events. Putin is a big-man in his own way. He leading his country and does it in his style and fashion. It is understandable that the western-hemisphere is reacting to. They see the action of the Kremlin and Russians as stepping a bit too far, the same does the Russians who seem to think the European involvement in Ukraine. Well, to be honest I am not going to grind directly on the matters of Donetsk, Crimea or separatist or Russian involvement in certain districts of Ukraine. This piece will be about the certain new press releases and their press statements from nations and boards on the matter of new Russian sanctions as counter to the ones set by the EU and Western nations.

Russian Press release on the 6th August:

“Vladimir Putin signed Executive Order On Special Economic Measures to Protect the Russian Federation’s Security” (…)”Russian state bodies of power, federal authorities, local self-government bodies, legal entities established in accordance with Russian law, and physical individuals under Russian jurisdiction shall, in carrying out their activities, respect for a duration of one year following this Executive Order’s entry into force a ban or restriction on foreign economic operations involving the import to Russia of particular kinds of agricultural produce, raw materials and foodstuffs originating in countries that have decided to impose economic sanctions on Russian legal entities and/or physical individuals, or have joined such decisions”(…)” The Russian Federation Government has been given instructions accordingly. In particular, the Government has been instructed to take measures to ensure balanced goods markets and prevent accelerating price rises for agricultural products and foodstuffs; to organise together with regional authorities timely monitoring of goods markets; and act together with associations of goods producers, retailers and organisations to take measures to increase supply of domestic goods” (Kremlin, 2014).

“The Executive Order takes effect upon its signing” (Kremlin, 2014).

Bernama reports that Prime Minister Dmity Medvedev said at a cabinet meeting:

“The current situation as it is, the Russian government is considering a number of retaliatory steps” (…)”I will mention some of them, but that does not mean that they will be introduced at once. The measures include a ban on transit flights by European and US air carriers to Southeast Asia, to the Asia-Pacific Region” (Bernama, 2014)

German response to the sanctions from Russia:

The Federal German government gave its statement. This through deputy government spokesman Christiane Wirtz, here is their statement:

“that the massive presence of troops at the border is not helping de-escalate the situation” (…)”The German government would thus naturally welcome a withdrawal of the Russian troops from the border in this area” (…)”to stabilise and further de-escalate the situation” (…)”The presence of troops in the area is not a step towards making the situation more peaceful” (…)”particularly help bring about the called for de-escalation,” (…)”to do nothing that could further destabilise the situation in Ukraine” (…)”We demand the greatest possible transparency” (…)”The UNHCR does not have any first-hand figures for the number of refugees that have left Ukraine for Russia” (…)”currently no legal basis” (Bundesregierung, 2014).

The EU measures:

  • Imposing an arms embargo
  • Russian state-controlled banks will have it more difficult to get funds in the EU capitol market.
  • Export of Hi-Tech goods and oil equipment stopped.
  • Export of Duel use goods which is used by the Russian Army is stopped.

This is after the second range of sanctions made by the EU on the 28th July from the European Commission.

(Bundesregierung, 2014)

Writz comments on the sanctions:

“that the European Commission does offer assistance for special cases and special situations” (…)”It should surprise nobody that sanctions come at a price – especially those who have for months been declaring that harsh sanctions are a test of the credibility of European politics. The German government is in touch with the German private sector, I have been in contact with businesses since March, so as to keep the consequences to a calculable level at least. It should also be possible to adapt and scale back sanctions if political progress is made in efforts to resolve the conflict”. Frank-Walter Steinmeier comments on the matter as well: “That is why, in spite of all difficulties, we are keeping channels to Russia open” (…)” Experience shows that whoever increases political pressure to convince the other side to negotiate, must himself also be willing to negotiate” (Bundesregierung, 2014).

It needed only less than 24 hours before the world is answering this. The first one I will show is the EU.

Statement by the EU Commission spokesman on the 7th August:

“The European Union regrets the announcement by the Russian Federation of measures which will target imports of food and agricultural products. This announcement is clearly politically motivated. The Commission will assess the measures in question as soon as we have more information as to their full content and extent. We underline that the European Union’s restrictive measures are directly linked with the illegal annexation of Crimea and destabilisation of Ukraine. The European Union remains committed to de-escalating the situation in Ukraine. All should join in this effort. Following full assessment by the Commission of the Russian Federation’s measures, we reserve the right to take action as appropriate” (EU, 2014).

This is not the only appropriate comment have been sent out after the Russians decided to retaliate the measures made by the west. At this point the UK Government had to give a response.

The response comes from the United Kingdom HMG with the Honor Phillip Hammond MP of Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and the Honor of David Lidington MP of Business, Innovation and Skills. Here is what they say:

“Russia has no grounds to impose sanctions and should use its influence with violent Russian-backed separatists to stop destabilising Ukraine” (…)”We have been pushing for a strong and determined international response to Russia’s unacceptable behaviour in Ukraine. We have been clear that we are prepared to play our part and that there will be costs, but this does not diminish our commitment” (…)”Instead of retaliating, Russia should be using its influence with the violent Russian-backed separatists to stop destabilising Ukraine” (…)”We are still considering the impacts of the ban but we do not expect it to have a significant overall effect on our agricultural industry – the affected agricultural exports to Russia account for some 0.2% of our food, feed and drink total agricultural exports” (…)” We will continue to work closely with trade associations and industry to help them monitor the impact of this ban on their business” (UK,2014).

Norwegian counter to the Russians:

Norwegian Foreign minister Børge Brende has also addressed the matter. Børge Brende is saying: “That Russians import embargo is unreasonable. That the Russian goes to this measures show how important that we as allies and partners react to the Russian destabilization of Ukraine. I am agreeing with the EU and the way portray their actions as a political motivated” (…)”We will take the Russian measures seriously, but it’s still early to see the outcome for the Norwegian businesses. We are going through the measures with EU and other who have been targeted. With them are we trying to find the best solution to deal with this” (…)”instead of reduction of the conflict in eastern-Ukraine, instead Russians to uphold it and escalating it. There going significant numbers of arms across the boarders from Russia to Ukraine. It is essential that the Russians will be met with clear and sound reaction from the international community. And out of the regarding the Norwegian state in foreign and security political, we have to stand by our partners and allies” (Regjeringen, 2014).

Lithuanian response to Russia on the 7th August:

President Dalia Grybauskaitė says: “Such reaction from Russia was predictable. But the impact on our economy will not be significant. Lithuania has already gained much experience during the economic blockade in the first years of independence, the crisis, and the last-year sanctions on our carriers and manufacturers of dairy products. Our business already knows how to counter the hostile challenges of our big neighbor. It is able to find new markets and hedge against risks. This makes us even more flexible and strong” (Lithuania, 2014).

Latvian response to the Russia sanctions:  

In another Baltic state Latvia, Prime Minister Aimdota Straujuma has called in for a emergency meeting on the Russian sanctions. The date hasn’t been set yet, but the report says it’s likely to be on Monday the 11th of August. At the meeting they will evaluate and asses the sanction and calculate the result and change it could have on the economy of Latvia (Leta, 2014).

The Finnish response to the Russian sanctions: 

In Finland Prime Minister Alexander Stubb has commented on the matter: “It was to be expected that Russia would respond to the sanctions issued by the EU. The impact of the Russian sanctions on the Finnish economy and Finnish businesses must be carefully examined before the government budget session. I will give a Prime Minister’s announcement to Parliament as soon as it convenes. The measures will affect a number of other EU countries and the Russians themselves, too” (…)”Finland will continue diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis both with its EU partners and through bilateral means”. The Finnish MP of Agriculture and Forestry Petteri Orpo is saying: “Russia is our food industry’s main export area. Dairy products account for about 87 per cent of our exports to Russia as regards the products on the list of banned imports. We will hold a meeting today at the ministry to discuss measures to minimise the effects of the Russian import ban and to open new export markets”. Lenita Toivakka the MP of European Affairs and Foreign trade says: “I am very concerned about the effects of the Russian retaliatory sanctions on individual companies. I will personally visit the companies that are hit the hardest by the measures” (Finnish, 2014)

After thought:

We can see and I am sure if I did more digging, there would end up more rabbit out of the hat. Because all the ones that are hit by the sanctions would response to it and make sense of it. Therefore we see now that all this governments’ officials and MPs and spokesmen are telling how it is in their area and how they see the whole conflict between Russia and Ukraine. We could dedicate ourselves to see into the difference between and glean the various contexts and how the boarder countries are reacting compared to those who are further away from Moscow. Still, the tone is subtle, and honest. Also, even some seem heartbroken and disgusted by the flexing from Putin. The EU Commission, German Federation, Norway, Lithuania, Latvia, Finnish and UK, I have complied today. I hope you have seen it and gotten something out of it.

Links:

Bernama – ‘Russia Working On Measures To Close Its Airspace To Asia, Pacific-bound Flights’ (07.08.2014) Link: http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v7/wn/newsworld.php?id=1058640

 

Bundesregierung (Federal German Government) – ‘Russia must withdraw troops’ (06.08.2014) Link: http://www.bundesregierung.de/Content/EN/Artikel/2014/08_en/2014-08-06-ukraine-eu-sanktionen_en.html

 

Kremlin – ‘Executive Order on special economic measures to protect Russia’s security’ (06.08.2014) Link: http://eng.kremlin.ru/acts/22780

 

Leta – ‘Emergency government meeting called in connection with Russia sanctions’ (07.08.2014) Link: http://www.leta.lv/eng/home/important/CFEA7FFD-D875-4B81-89E4-C4D173021D14/

 

Lithuania – ‘Kremlin sanctions will hit Russian people’ (07.08.2014) Link: http://www.president.lt/en/press_center/press_releases/kremlin_sanctions_will_hit_russian_people.html

 

Finnish – ‘Government to assess effects of retaliatory sanctions’ (07.08.2014) Link: http://valtioneuvosto.fi/ajankohtaista/tiedotteet/tiedote/en.jsp?toid=2213&c=0&moid=2217&oid=422109

 

Regjeringen – ‘Brende: – Beklager russisk importforbud’ (07.08.14) Link: http://www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/ud/pressesenter/pressemeldinger/2014/Brende—Beklager-russisk-importforbud.html?id=765590

 

EU – ‘Statement by Commission spokesman on the announcement of measures by the Russian Federation’ (07.08.2014) Link: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-14-249_en.htm?locale=en

 

UK – ‘HMG reaction to Russian sanctions’ (07.08.2014) Link: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hmg-reaction-to-russian-sanctions

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