Parliament has passed State House budget for the FY 2017-18, showing an increment from the current financial year’s budget.
State House will spend Shs 233bn compared to Shs 205bn in the current financial year.
On Thursday, Presidential Affairs Committee chairperson Fred Mwesigye (MP Nyabushozi County) presented the committee report on the proposed budget.
Legislators would later adopt it although some in the opposition raised eyebrows.
For example, opposition chief whip Ssemujju Nganda was concerned that State House had turned into the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party headquarters.
Ssemuju claimed that NRM meetings were held at State House at the expense of tax payers’ money.
HOW THE BUDGET WILL BE SPENT
Travels abroad –18.4 billion
Inland travels –18.4 billion
Staff allowances — 17.1 billion
Special meals and drinks — 3.4 billion
Classified expenditure — 38.4 billion.
Vehicle maintenance — 7.2 billion
Welfare and entertainment — 4.7 billion
Miscellaneous — 78 billion