Judiciary cash crisis leaves election petitions in balance

Judiciary cash crisis leaves election petitions in balance

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Judiciary cash crisis leaves election petitions in balance
Written by Benon Herbert Oluka
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As MPs fight to avoid a tax on their allowances, the judiciary is crying out for Shs 8.2bn billion for its operations and salaries for the next three months.
In an internal memo dated April 28, 2016, the secretary to the judiciary, Dorcus Okalany, told officials in this arm government that the ministry of finance sent less money than expected.
“We received funds for the 4th quarter for the financial year 2015/16 [amounting to] Shs 7 billion out of [the] expected release of Shs 11.4bn to cater for the non-wage budget, leaving a shortfall Shs 3.8bn,” Mrs Okalany wrote. “The salary and pension release equally had a shortfall of Shs 2.68bn. The total shortfall of on both wage and non-wage release is Shs 6.4bn.”
Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma (L), Chief Justice Bart Katureebe (C) and Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine at a recent function
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The one-page memo by Okalany,...

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2016-05-04 06:21:59

why the bother yet they want to be exempted from taxes. So where should that money come from? From heaven or it's grown on trees

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