Uganda – Bill No. 13 – The Appropiation Bill 2015 (29.05.2015) – Use of the Consolidated Fund- Quotes and Outtakes

This blog will be about the Bill No. 13 – ‘the Appropiation bill, 2015’ of the 29th May 2015. That was a part of the Uganda Gazette No. 28 CVIII dated 29th May 2015. This bill will the money used for service until 30th June of 2016. This bill is an extension to the Public Finance Management Act of 2015 and the Section of 17 in that Act. That states this:

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Here is how it’s been scheduled to spend the fund in the different areas from the fund and use the Consolidate fund and using the fund accordingly to the Section 17 in the Public Finance Management Act of 2015.

I will not take every single expenditure that will be to many, but will take those that are striking. This is because the total Sixteen trillion, one hundred eighty one billion, six hundred twelve million, and six hundred thousand shillings for this Financial Year (FY), I will take those who strikes my mind and hopefully you find it interesting to. Here we go:

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Uganda – Outtakes and quotes from the Uganda National Budget Framework FY: 2015-2016

It’s this time a year and this has been delivered to me. So I feel the need to drop the most interesting stuff from the Uganda’s National Budget Framework FY 2015-2016. I can drop the whole piece since it’s too much. So I have taken the pieces that are worth setting some extra light and questioning. To give you a little feeling about what’s special this year. Enjoy!

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When I have more time and can. I will dig deeper into the specific areas and allocation. And look for there some difference from last year. And if they have made something special. This is a document of 789 pages. There is a lot to grasp. This is just a tiny piece of it all. Hope you get to something out of what I put up today. There will be more later from me. Hope you have enjoyed this. Peace.

 

Uganda – Outtakes of the interesting pages and quotes from the Acts of Supplements No.2. – (6. March 2015) – Act 3: The Public Finance Management Act

It’s this part of the year again. I had several post on budget allocations and the new Petroleum concerns during the FY 2014/2015. Now it’s the start of the FY 2015/2016. It’s time to look at some of the documents that I have gotten and address them properly. I wonder sometimes why I am lucky and getting them. But since I do get them, I have the power to pin-point and question certain Acts and legislation. I will cut out today the most important and questioning pieces of words and law from the Acts of Supplements No. 2. – 6. March 2015: ACT3-  The Public Finance Management Act, 2015. I could have taken with more and asked more are about certain propositions here.

Hope you’ll find this findings interesting: 

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Last retort: 

If you don’t have any questions and wondering what this really means as well for the citizens of Uganda. The way about the ‘Classified Expenditure’, ‘the Petroleum Fund’ and the way the money will be used from the ‘Petroleum Revenue’. If that isn’t a tasty dish for you think about. Then I don’t know what to serve you. This a plate full of heavy beef. If you don’t wonder yourself. You should read it again. And ask yourself. What are they really doing and how can they do this this way, without being really questioned? Peace.

Limitations of the new oil and gas industry and its institutions in Uganda.

The limitations of the oil and gas industry in Uganda is combined and conformed by this certain institutions:

Parliament, Revenue Authority (URA), Bank of Uganda (BoU), and the National Oil Company (NOC), the Auditor General (OAG) and the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) and the Petroleum Exploration and Production Department (PEPD) (Magelah, P1, 2014).

The biggest issue for all the institutions in Uganda is the financial and human resources to enforce their mandate on the matter: “At present the house has about 5 full time researchers for about 370 Members of parliament” (…)”Under the PFB for example the minister has powers to change from the goals of the Chatter of Fiscal Responsibility without seeking parliament’s approval, under clause 61 the minister can direct BOU on what to do, the minister appoints the  petroleum investment committee and under clause 59 the minister can chose where and in which form investment of petroleum funds should be. The framing of clause 59 is such that the minister’s decision on investment of petroleum funds is final and all institutions must obey it. Under clause 71 the minister keeps the excess funds meant for district” (…)”One such example is BOU which according to article 162 of the Uganda constitution provides that BOU should be independent and not subject to the control or direction of any person” (Magelah, P2, 2014).

Three other main concerns is the basic movement between government agencies: “The end result has been court cases where oil companies are challenging URA for taxing them. It is clear from these cases that the PEPD never consulted URA in granting tax exemptions and his has resulted in the present situation”.

Second concern is: “The NOC was created under the petroleum upstream act, however the act did not provide for funding, accountability and auditing of the NOC”. Where its hard to prove and also see if there are transparency for the agencies and governmental organizations and also see the progress of the companies who drill the oil.

Third concern: “here is also luck of provisions for participation in Extractive Industry Transparency Initiatives (EITI). The National Oil and Gas policy provide for government to participate in the EITI”. It says itself: you can now see how limited the organization in Uganda is on the matter of drilling and oil and gas. Their mandate and little manpower from both the 5 researchers and to support the 370 MPs. So we can now see how this will affect the new industry and how these weak and vague institutions will keep the upkeep for industry as whole.

Links:

Magelah, Peter Gwayaka – ‘Institutional Limitations for Uganda’s oil and gas sector Paper presented at workshop on Deepening Transparency and Accountability of Extractive Sector in East Africa’ (17.09.-19.09. 2014)

Dr. Kizza Besigye statements on the shootings of the UPDF barracks in Rwenzori region

“Most security organs have their own problems and soon this will result into a revolution. In fact in the army there is now a section in the opposition and another on the ruling side” (…)”Even if the president says he is the ‘’Ssabalwanyi’ and doesn’t want to hear about this, the revolution will be here”(…)”It’s Museveni everywhere. He is the sole candidate in his own party and doesn’t want any other person to stand. The NRM has taken over army, police, courts, Uganda Revenue Authority, DPP and all the government institutions” (…)”I have talked about this issue since 2001 and if nothing changes, the revolution is on the doorway. I may not be in position to tell what time but according to my understanding, the revolution is on the way” (…)”Everything possible should be done to show government that enough is enough. I am preaching to Ugandans to rebel against government because it’s not unlawful. It’s their right if government has failed to address their problems” (…)”This is the right time and if you hear the whistle blown, start right there and in fact we shall soon be moving around the country to tell you more about the looming revolution” (Kazibwe, 2014).

Links:

Kazibwe, Kenneth – EXCLUSIVE: Besigye Warns of ‘Imminent Revolution’ (07.07.2014), Links: http://chimpreports.com/index.php/special-reports/22712-exclusive-besigye-warns-of-imminent-revolution.html