As Ugandans on social media continue pouring their dismay on the budget that government has set aside for the burial of fallen Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, government has finally opened up on the matter.
According to a summarized budget seen by this website, Oulanyah burial will cost UGshs2.5 bilion, to be spent as follows: 𝐀-𝐏𝐥𝐮𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬 – UGX 226m, 𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐞 – UGX 248.7m ,𝐀𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐢 𝐌𝐏𝐬 – UGX 312.9m, 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 – UGX – 158.5m, 𝐁𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐃𝐚𝐲 – UGX 1.1b and 𝐅𝐮𝐞𝐥 – UGX 124m.
However, according to the minister for the presidency Milly Babalanda, Ugandans shouldn’t be discussing the budget but consider the activities involved and status of the person of Oulanyah as a fallen sitting Speaker.
According to Babalanda, Ugandans should avoid discussing this because it’s directly and indirectly traumatizing the bereaved family in this trying moment of mourning.
Regarding the budget for burying Rt. Hon. Oulanyah, what matters is not the figures but the activities involved and status of the deceased. Let us avoid traumatising the family in this trying time. BMB
— Milly Babalanda (@millybabalanda) March 29, 2022
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