By Our Reporter
Yesterday, the Uganda People’s Defense Force(UPDF) released the budget that is meant to gear up the operations in Democratic Republic of Congo and this was about shs 89B.
However, the Parliament of Uganda refused to approve the budget saying that it is not detailed and therefore not appropriate.
Talking on the matter, the committee chairperson of the Parliamentary Budget committee, Mr Patrick Isiagi told the UPDF to organize the budget so that it should become more appropriate.
“So we are saying, before you talk about funding, give us all that detail so that it informs the allocation. But now, before we are informed of the strategic importance, the challenges encountered in DRC, what more input is required, then we can’t have a basis for allocating funds for Shujja,” Mr Isiagi said.
Before Mr Isiagi’s submission, Ssemujju Nganda had blasted the force for allegedly saying that the UPDF does not need the Parliament a few months ago.
“Why do they now want permission from Parliament for money when they said they don’t need Parliament? Now, on what basis do you make recommendations to the Budget committee to make allocations of Operation Shujja when you yourself haven’t been briefed? Briefing of Parliament is pending, now you say we give them Shs 89B,” Mr Ssemuju said.