Museveni Wants UNRA, other agencies abolished

Museveni with the UNRA Boss Allen Kagina

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has moved to dissolve non-money generating government Departments and Agencies.

The three paged letter was directed to ministry of Finance, Public Service, Ministry for presidency, National planning authority and secretary to the Cabinet.

According to the letter dated 17th July 2017, this has been done in a bid to reduce on expenditure and also to streamline their operations since they are just boards only spending state resources but not earning money for the government.

Among the other agencies earmarked for dissolution, the sources said, is the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), the National Information and Technology Authority (NITA) and the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA), the National Forestry Authority (NFA) and the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) among others.

UNRA, which falls under the Ministry of Works, is the biggest beneficiary of state funding, and in the financial year 2017/18 received Shs3.89 trillion.


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