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Uganda Parliament declines to approve AU summit budget

Uganda Parliament has declined to approve a budget of 5.6 billion Uganda shillings for organizing the African Union Summit to take place in Uganda soon.

Parliament declined to approve the budget because it wanted further explanations from the Ministry of Finance regarding expenditures during the summit.

Africa Union flag

Africa Union flag

The Summit that will bring together all African countries that make up the African Union will take place next month.

The Minister of Finance in charge of Planning Ephraim Kamuntu told journalists at Uganda Parliament today that his ministry will soon give a detailed explanation to parliament regarding the expenditures of next month’s African Union summit.

He says his ministry will meet with the Parliamentary Committee on Finance, Planning and Economic Development next week to ensure a timely approval.

The 2007 CHOGM summit in Uganda was marred by corruption with top government ministers implicated for swindling billions of Uganda taxpayer’s money meant for organizing the summit

By Tiberindwa Zakaria

Ultimate Media

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