By Ben Musanje
29th Jan 2019
Cabinet has resolved that parliament should continue allocating money to the president’s welfare fund.
This is the fund that the president uses to deliver financial pledges.
There has been concern from civil society over reduction of funding for the Youth Livelihood Fund implemented by Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development in the planning for the 2019/20 financial year and creation of a vote for a Youth Fund under State House.
Addressing journalists on the cabinet resolutions, Ofwono Opondo, the Director Uganda Media Centre Director, said the cabinets’ decision was informed by public discussions, which have been calling for the abolishment of the president’s welfare fund.
He further says that cabinet approved the budget of 96bnshs in this financial year that would be used in this presidential support project with an opportunity for the Minister of Presidency to request for supplementary once the initial money get finished.
However, the State House Anti Corruption Unit was tasked to investigate and monitor all items provided by president Museveni and bring to account those beneficiaries.