Army seeks extra Shs400b for classified expenditure

Talks. President Museveni, who is also the Commander- in Chief of the Defence Forces, engages some of the commandos. PPU PHOTO

What you need to know:

  • In the approved annual budget for the year 2019/2020, the army received Shs1.9 trillion for classified assets and another Shs225.4b for classified expenditure.
  • Lawmakers, particularly Opposition MPs on House Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs have constantly complained about the country’s heavy investment in the military yet the country is not at war.

The Ministry of Finance has written to Parliament to approve additional Shs400b worth of supplementary request for the classified expenditure under the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs.

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