The Ministry of Gender is seeking for a supplementary budget of Shs2bn to renovate Gaddafi National Mosque despite a recent court order putting up the property for sale in order to facilitate the recovery of Shs19bn loan the Muslim leadership had procured from businessman Justus Kyahabwa.
The details are contained in the Shs3.5trn supplementary budget laid before Parliament by Henry Musasizi, Minister of State For Finance in which government is seeking for Parliamentary approval of Shs1.574trn spent within the 3% legal limit before Parliamentary approval and Shs1.926trn prior to approval of Parliament.
In addition, government through Uganda Development Corporation is proposing to give businessman Sudhir Ruparelia Shs37 billion for the construction of Munyonyo Convention Centre to replace planned UDB loan.
This money will be an addition to the Shs86.4bn he had earlier received this year for this same project.
Still in the supplementary budget, government is proposing to spend Shs24.883bn for the revamp of Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC), while Uganda Prisons is seeking for Shs79.471Bn to feed inmates across the various prisons in the country.
State House is also seeking for Shs100bn for classified expenditure, while the Ministry of Defence is seeking for Parliament’s approval to spend Shs1Bn for the construction of the Military museum, and the Ministry of Public Service wants Shs12.098Bn for the payment of arrears for money lenders association.
In the Shs3.5trn supplementary budget, the Ministry of Health is seeking for Shs2.7bn for the supervision costs for Lubowa specialized Hospital, as well as Shs22.934Bn for payment of arrears for medical interns.
Ministry of Lands, is requesting for Shs5bn to compensate three kingdoms including Shs2nn for Bunyoro Kingdom, Shs1bn, for Tooro Kingdom and Shs2bn for Tooro Kingdom.