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Constant budget cuts for UBOS irk MPsPublish Date: May 12, 2014
Constant budget cuts for UBOS irk MPs
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By Umaru Kashaka

Parliament finance committee  is concerned that Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) budget is reduced every financial year which affects the execution of its mandate.


“We observe that the re-allocation resulted into numerous challenges for the Bureau to collect the necessary data and compile social-economic indicators like weekly and monthly inflation rates, quarterly and annual gross domestic product estimates and monthly index of production among other indicators,” the Kyaddondo North MP who is also finance committee chairperson, Robert Ssebunya explained.

The Tororo County MP Geoffrey Ekanya said the current provision on the non-wage category largely caters for overhead cost yet the principal mandate of the Bureau involve collecting data in the country side.

“We observe with concern that the budget cut of sh7b in the financial year 2012/13 resulted in the reduction in the frequency of data collection and dissemination particularly the high frequency indicators for monitoring Government economic growth,” he stressed.

MPs recommended that sh7b be identified and the non-wage recurrent budget for Vote 143 (UBOS) be re-instated to sh20b.

The Population and Housing Census is scheduled to take place in August 2014 and the census will be conducted August  27 and 28.  

In the next financial year 2014/15, a total of sh111.556b has been allocated reflecting a 55% increase.

 
 

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