Four renowned ministries and one governmental entity have failed to reach the constitutional guidelines of applying to Parliament their ministerial policy statements and their budget estimations for the financial year 2022/2023.
Among the four ministries, one of them is the ministry of East Africa Affairs, headed by the ex-speaker ‘Rebecca Kadaga’ who has not physically attended a parliamentary sitting in a long time.
On March 15, the Kira Municipality lawmaker ‘Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda‘ raised a question on the continuous absence of Kadaga from the House.
Not only the minister of East Africa left, but also the other ministries are also left to submit their policy statements, and that are: Foreign Affairs, Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Ministry of Tourism and the Auditor General’s Office.
Their failure to meet their alliances and to their deadline forced the Deputy Speaker ‘Anita Among’ to direct their heads in order to explain in writing, and they have given the justifications that why they have failed to respect the constitutional obligation.
Furthermore, Ssemujju tossed a spanner in the works when he raised the question towards the Prime Minister ‘Robinah Nabbanja’ that why she has failed to beat the former Speaker and Minister for East Africa ‘Rebecca Kadaga’ in a bid to attend parliamentary sittings as required by the rules of procedure Nabbanja jus laughed.
This matter presents the policy of the ministries statements without a revised fiscal charter and a fixed budget framework paper also attracted a fierce debate in the House.