Ministry of Finance is today Wednesday set to present a revised supplementary budget worth Shs304 billion meant to fight COVID-19 and its effects in Uganda.
The new budget has an addition of Shs20 billion from yesterday’s budget that was presented before Parliament by the Minister of Finance, Matia Kasaija. Kasaija yesterday tabled a budget worth Shs284 billion.
According to the new budget, the Ministry of Health has been allocated the biggest share of Shs82 billion that will be used to equip various health facilities around the country. The budget will address the challenge of accommodation and protective gears to health workers.
Ministry for Security has the second highest share that stands at Shs81 billion. Other sectors that will receive funds from this budget include disaster management which will take about Shs59 billion, local governments set to take Shs36 billion, Kampala Capital City Authority to take Shs30 billion and the ICT sector Shs14 billion.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda is still rising. By Tuesday evening, Uganda had registered 44 confirmed COVID-19 cases.