State House has requested parliament for a supplementary budget amounting to Shs 23bn in the next 44 days left to the end of the financial year 2017-18.
On Wednesday, State House officials led by presidency minister Esther Mbayo appeared before Parliament’s budget committee to request for a Shs 23bn supplementary budget.
Parliament had previously given State House a Shs 4bn supplementary but it was not enough. Parliament had also increased State House budget from Shs 166bn in 2015-16FY to
205bn in the current financial year.
On Wednesday, officials led by presidency minister Esther Mbayo appeared before Parliament’s budget committee to present their request.
Minister Mbayo told Parliament’s budget committee that State House had spent its budget on non-wage recurrent items such as travels in land and abroad, and classified expenditure.
According to State House, the Shs 23bn will be spent as follows:
Shs 1.2bn — Utilities (water and electricity)
Shs 5bn — classified expenditure
Shs 1.4bn — to insure the presidential jet and helicopter
Shs 9.5bn — for inland travels
Shs 3.5bn — for travels abroad
The figures also mean that, on average, State House will spend over Shs 500m, everyday in the next 44 days.