HOLLY CRACKER MOLLY! THIS WAS THE NUMBER I WAS WAITING FOR, FOR 2 FREAKING DAYS. LOOK AT THAT PEOPLE. I say, cancel the elections. This is way too much money. We need medicine and equipment and salaries and roads and these kids who learn under mango trees. No way in hell any of you should think this is money we should pay for an election. Museven Pakalast!!
KAMPALA- Taxpayers will spend Shs376.6b on the forthcoming presidential, parliamentary and local government council elections, the Ministry of Finance, has said.
State minister for Finance (General Duties) Fred Omach disclosed this while addressing the media at the ministry’s headquarters in Kampala.
“The agreed original budget for the electoral road map between the Ministry of Finance and the Electoral Commission was Shs 376.6b for, general elections. This was taking into account some of the already funded activities such as those undertaking the National Voter Register.”
Mr Omach also assured Ugandans that the electoral process will take place as planned without financial constraints.
“I would like to assure the people of Uganda that the elections will take place according to the road map issued by the EC. We are on the right track to ensure that the elections will be fully funded and whatever shortfall will be covered in the coming financial year.”
He said the Finance ministry had already provided Shs329.5b against the agreed budget and added that there was no difference between the EC and the ministry.
“The ministry and EC have a convergence. There is no difference. We are the custodian of the budget in Uganda, we know what we have given out and what is in the pipeline,” he said.
While releasing the EC road map at the start of this month, Ms Jovita Byamugisha, the director finance and administration at the EC, said they needed a total of Shs372b
She said the EC hoped to receive Shs255b the coming financial year.
In 2011, the EC requested for Shs198b for general elections.