Parliament has considered and passed a total budget of Shs48.1 trillion for both recurrent and development expenditures for the Financial Year 2022/23.
The Committee of Supply on Friday afternoon approved a total budget of Shs48.1trillion for both recurrent and development expenditures for FY 2022/23 and supplied it with no amendments.
The House then considered and passed the Appropriation Bill, 2022 to supply the budget figures of Shs48.130trillion for FY 2022/23 in accordance with article 151 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda.
The Appropriation Bill was tabled for the first reading on 31st March 2022.
Speaking shortly after passing the Budget for the FY2022/23, the Speaker of Parliament Rt Hon Anita Among, remarked: “Honourable members, we have done the appropriation. What remains now is for us to do the oversight role. We need to monitor this Shs48trillion budget to see how it will be used and the outcome of this money.”
The Speaker congratulated Hon Members for passing the appropriation Bill and acknowledged the Contributions of the Budget Committee, the Ministry of Finance, the Leader of the Opposition, and the financial experts in the House.
“I remind all the Honourable Members that we have oversight responsibility to the nation to make sure that the money we have appropriated is used to deliver to our people,” she said.
She then prorogued the House by proclamation in accordance with Article 95(3) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda.
The first session of the 11th Parliament has had 100 sittings since its commencement on 24th May 2021.
In the first session of the 11th Parliament, all Bills were passed except the Public Health Bill, 62 Resolutions adopted, 12 MPs granted leave to bring Private Members’ Bills, 33 Reports adopted, 9 Statements from the Leader of Opposition and 95 questions were answered.