Government of Uganda, through the Ministry of Finance, has issued a Budget Execution Circular for the fiscal year 2023-2024. This directive is intended to offer accounting officers and chief executive officers of government-owned companies and public corporations with guidance on the correct procedures and protocols to follow in order to properly implement the assigned budget.
PSST Ramathan Ggoobi underlines the significance of prudence among accounting officers in carrying out their budgeting obligations in light of restricted resources. By exercising caution, these officers can help to promote wealth production, job creation, and household well-being, ultimately supporting general economic recovery.
Any accounting officer who deviates from the set rules, according to Ggoobi, will face appropriate repercussions, which may include expulsion from their post.
He also mentioned that it is critical to recognise that any personnel who did not undergo verification during the Auditor General’s Office audit must be removed from the payroll as of July 30, 2023.
Ggoobi has also stressed to accounting officers the importance of properly remitting local service tax to the places where employees reside.
According to the Ministry of Finance’s official announcement, there will be no new personnel recruitment, whether for public service or contract posts, during the current fiscal year. The replacement of existing staff members who have departed their posts is the only exception to this regulation.
In accordance with a directive from the President, it is now mandatory for all government advertising to be channeled exclusively through Uganda Broadcast Television and New Vision.
“All Govt advertising must be through ubctvuganda and newvisionwire as per the directive of H.E the President,” the Circular stated.