By Mary Karugaba
The curtains on the main celebrations to mark Uganda’s Golden Jubilee have finally come down.
On Wednesday, officials from the Ministry of Finance and the Office of the President (the organisers), said sh21.5b had been spent on a series of activities to mark the day. “We released sh21.5b to the Office of the President to organise the celebrations.
I don’t know how they spent it,” deputy secretary to Treasury Keith Muhakanizi told New Vision.
Information from the Office of the President indicates that although they received sh21b for the celebrations, more money could have been spent since some organisations sponsored their own activities.
“Some ministries spent their money to mark the day. For example, the Ministry of Defence spent its money to fuel the jets,” the source said.
Security minister, who is also the acting minister for the Presidency, Muruli Mukasa, said celebrations at the district level will continue up to the end of the year.
Sources said districts will spend their own money due to resource constraints. The activities to mark the Golden jubilee were launched by President Yoweri Museveni in May this year.
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Govt spends sh21b on Golden Jubilee