The Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has explained the delayed salaries for civil servants including the Health workers in the country.
Mbabazi attributed the delayed salaries for health workers to suspension of the 90 million dollars by the World Bank meant for boosting health Services due to the passage of the Anti-Homosexuality law.
The premier decried the move by the development partners saying their actions do not reflected the democratic principles that they have for a long time proclaimed. He is however optimistic the problem will addressed soon.
Mbabazi added that Government of Uganda will continue engaging the development partners on matters of supporting the country.
However Mbabazi added that government would also devise means of adjusting its budget to ensure that financial gaps are addressed and different sectors are allocated resources in order to deliver the expected services.
Kinkizi West MP and also the NRM Secretary General Amama Mbabazi has stressed that he only do the work as deployed by the Party
Responding to the question regarding his presidential ambitions, Mbabazi denied knowledge of underground works by his wife Jacqueline Mbabazi mobilizing for his candidature for the presidency.
Mbabazi re-emphasized that he is a disciplined member of the NRM party and he will only do what the party deploys him to do.
He added that whereas they may be some people wishing him to stand for presidency, he had not declared so.
Meanwhile the Prime Minister’s office has embarked on weekly Press Conferences where the Premier will be explaining government programs under his offices.
However the arrangement of the Prime Minister’s weekly press conferences comes when the Government Media Centre is still in charge of media relations for government programs.