Finance ministry to withhold funds for government departments lacking plans

The Ministry of Finance has threatened to halt the release of funds to all ministries, department and agencies that have failed to submit their plans for the financial year 2017/2018.

According to statistics from the National Planning Authority, of the total current number of 130 ministries, department and agencies, only 27 have successfully submitted their strategic plans that have already been  approved.

Speaking during annual planner’s forum last week, the state minister for finance, David Bahati, said that ordinarily the budget follows planning, but that in Uganda ministries budget are most times approved without proper plans.

He said that in these August releases, no ministry, department or agency will be given money without presenting a strategic plan.

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