|So who gets the £100,000,000 per annum for Uganda?|
So sitting down, blood pressure pills taken? Prepare to be outraged, here is just a selection. The complete DFID list is on the spreadsheet link below. All the figures are in £ millions.... and the best part is we don't actually know where its all spent! Merry Christmas...
Aid from the UK in £ millions...
UPDATE: The Uganda President has just taken delivery of two mega expensive custom built presidential motor cars manufactured in Germany by Mercedes Benz, a new Mercedes Benz S600 Pullman Guard, the transaction valued at $1.4 million...and brokered through a Belgian security company. The UK gifted £100 million to Uganda last year.
The debate about the profligate expenditure of the state on cars was thrust back into the public domain after Museveni unveiled a new Mercedes Benz S600 Pullman Guard during the independence golden jubilee celebrations at Kololo Independence grounds, Tuesday.
The limousine is estimated to cost between $300,000 to $1.4m. There are various estimates about what the state paid to secure Museveni the car that was individually tailored in the German city of Stuttgart, with some reports putting it at an eye-popping Shs 2bn.
This comes after government dipped into the public purse to buy cars for each of the 385 lawmakers at Shs 103m apiece (collating a grand total of Shs 39bn). The Speaker of the House and her deputy also were furnished with sleek cars that cost Shs 860m apiece.
Observers find it ironical that whereas the Finance ministry has in the last three financial years failed to secure funds to implement the student loan scheme and bridge the funding gap in the health and education sectors, it has managed to find money to buy cars for the government officials.
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