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2021 Elections: Presidency Ministry Seeks Shs7bn For Swearing-In Ceremony

The Ministry for Presidency is seeking for Shs7bn to organise the swearing in ceremony for the President elect after the2021 general elections.

If all goes well, the Ministry says the swearing in ceremony of the President elect will take place in May 2021.

The revelation was made by Esther Mbayo (pictured), Minister in Charge of Presidency while appearing before Parliament’s Presidential Affairs Committee to present the 2020/2021 national budget framework paper on Wednesday.

Mbayo said that although the expenditure was presented to the Ministry of Finance, no penny was allocated for organising the swearing ceremony for the president in 2021.

The Minister added that if the 2020/2021 budget estimates are approved by Parliament in the current form, the Ministry’s activities will be crippled because of the numerous expenditure items that remain unfunded.

The Minister cited the Shs924 billion required for medals, noting that the country has run out of stock of medals and this is a big embarrassment to the president.

Mbayo further added that the budget for facilitation of RDCs has for a long not been increased despite the increasing number of new districts.

The Ministry needs Shs3.5bn for RDCs facilitation.

David Bahati, the Minister of State for Planning,  said that only Shs4Trn is available for spending and the President directed that security must be taken as priority in the 2020/2021 national budget.

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