The Minister of Information and National Guidance, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, has today revealed that a careful study will be needed to establish whether there is a need to scrap some ministries under the ongoing rationalisation process of some government agencies. This is one of the proposals Ugandans think might limit government expenditure after the World Bank announced plans to cut off funding to the country over the recently signed anti-homosexuality law. Speaking on the state of governance in Uganda on Tuesday, Minister Baryomunsi said it would be risky to remove ministries without a careful study, explaining that the move would affect service delivery to the community.
“To scrap off ministries will require a careful study so that you don’t just do it by impulse. Say you have removed a certain ministry. There is a way government is structured, and ministers supervise activities under their dockets. So, you are not just going to wake up and say I have removed the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education because you might affect the services that are provided under that ministry,” Baryomunsi said.