25 March 2020 – Parliament agrees to amend rules to beat statutory budget deadline

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Parliament
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Speaker of Parliament and the Budgetary Committee of Parliament of Uganda. The implementation will be done by the Parliament of Uganda.

Overview: Reduction in the budget development process from 2.5 months to 2 weeks. The target audience was MPs, legislators, and technocrats at the Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development (MoFPED) and other related government entities. The intended effect was ensure that governmental funding was scrutinized and approved by Parliament while still adhering to public health guidelines.
Full details here: https://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Covid19-Parliament-bends-rules-beat-budget-deadline/688334-5505170-knmt57z/index.html

Type of Justification: No justification given