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How State House Will Spend Approved Shs 233 Billion Budget

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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

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