Kampala, Uganda — Government has tabled the National Budget Framework Paper totaling Shs49.9 trillion for the Financial Year 2023/2024.

The file, which paves means for the finances approval procedure via Parliament, was once tabled all over plenary sitting on Friday, 23 December 2022 via the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija.

Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa who presided over the House referred the framework paper totaling, Shs49.9 trillion to the committee on Budget and different related sectoral committees for attention.

According to the Public Finance Management Act, the Government must desk the finances framework paper earlier than Parliament via 31 December 2022, and via 01 February 2023, the House must have licensed the finances framework paper.

“The initial useful resource envelope for Financial Year 2023/2024 is projected at Shs 49.9 trillion, in comparison to Shs48.1 trillion for the Financial Year 2022/2023 reflecting an build up of Shs1.8 trillion.

MPs had been, on the other hand, involved that the framework had remained on cushy and now not onerous reproduction which impacted on their perusal of the similar.

Nathan Twesigye, Kashari North County MP stated that it can be crucial for the finance ministry to supply contributors with onerous copies of the finances framework for them to scrutinise the finances adequately.

“Last financial year, we fidgeted a lot with the fact that they uploaded it on our Ipads – but you cannot easily read it. I think it is important for members to have a copy each so that they can read what they can on different sectors like roads and water,” he requested.