Finance ministry opposes blocking of budget reading

The Permanent secretary Ministry of Finance Keith Muhakanizi opposes in court a move by Kalungu West MP Joseph Ssewungu to block the reading of the national budget.

Ssewungu went to court seeking to block reading of the budget unless government reverses its decision of reducing capitation grants for UPE schools in the year 2015.

But Muhakanizi told court if reading of the budget is blocked citizens and pupils on the UPE programme will suffer irreparable damages adding that the delay in budget reading will adversely lead to a potential loss of funding from development partners.

Hearing of the case resumes today with response from the
Ministry of Education and sports.

Story by

Mansoor Kasumba

May 12 2014