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By June this year cabinet will have to come up with a final position on which government parastatals and authorities need to be scrapped or merged.

According to Solomon Silwany, the Chairperson of the NRM Parliamentary Caucus, cabinet has started the process of considering the matter.

Silwany also says as the re-alignment process is going on, the budgets of these Parastatals and Authorities have been cut and items like entertainment and non-vital travel have been removed.

Most of the lawmakers support the idea of re-aligning the government bodies.

This issue of Agencies/authorities was first brought to fore by President Museveni from the Internal Security Organization (ISO) conducted between July-November 2017 that called for merging of public agencies after discovering a series of wasteful expenditures within the public sector.

At the time, the President baptized the subject of his letter; ‘Mushrooming Agencies or Authorities’.

The President’s orders to scale down on government authorities, commissions and para-statals were given to Matia Kasaija, Minister Of Finance Planning and Economic Development, Muruli Mikasa Minister of Public Service, Esther Mbayo Minister for the Presidency, John Mitala Secretary to Cabinet and Chairman National Planning Authority.

 

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