Programme Responsible Officer: Under-Secretary/Accounting Officer

The Program is responsible for provision of strategic policy guidance and leadership to the Ministry; formulation of Ministerial policies, work plans and monitoring their implementation and managing the physical, financial and human resources of the Ministry. In the FY 2018/19, this Program received UShs 29.25bn by end of December 2018 against an appropriation of UShs 43.95bn. Out of this, Ushs 26.79bn was spent which is 91.6% absorption.

During the period the Ministry prepared the Budget Framework Paper for FY 2019/20 and periodic performance reports including Government Annual Performance Reports (GAPR) and Quarterly reports for FY 2018/19. Operationalized the Electronic Content Management System (ECMS) for online archiving of documents. Conducted health week where all staff were sensitized on various health issues including communicable and non-communicable diseases.

In the FY 2019/20, the Program has been allocated UShs 56.977bn. This is in comparison to FY 2018/19 allocation of UShs 55.902bn. The allocation will further facilitate construction of a new office block, maintenance of the Ministry structure, facilitation of regional and international delegations as well as review of the five-year strategic plan.

In conclusion, during the FY 2019/20, the Ministry will execute its mandate through the above eight programs which is expected to significantly contribute towards achievement of the NDP II objectives, the vision 2040, Accountability Sector Strategic Investment Plan as well as the Ministry Strategic Plan

Programme Objective :

i. Provide strategic leadership and management of the Ministry.

ii. Formulate Ministerial policies, plans and monitor their implementation.

iii.Manage the physical, financial and human resources

Under this program, the Ministry ensures effective financial management, accountability for public resources and assets, management and reporting on accounts of Government among other objectives. In the FY 2018/19, this Program received UShs 57.24bn by end of December 2018 against an appropriation of UShs 110.97bn. Out of this, Ushs 37.28bn was spent representing 65.1% absorption. For the half year ending December 2018, the Ministry successfully supported over 4,505 IFMS users across 273 IFMS sites, over 504 E-cash users in 119 sites, over 1300 E-registration users in 310 sites, and over 2,300 Treasury Single Account tool users in 230 sites.

All external debt payments due were paid in time and domestic debt claims were also paid. The Accountability Sector Annual Review 2017/18 was held. In the FY 2019/20, the Program has been allocated UShs 94.97bn. This is in comparison to an allocation of Ushs 110.97bn in the FY 2018/19. The allocation is to cater for strengthening Governance and Accountability initiatives among Accountability Sector Institutions, enable continued operationalization of the PFMA, IFMS strengthening  and roll out to 63 Sites including 30 DFPs and 33 LGs, integration of systems (IFMS, Human Capital Management, PBS), data center enhancement, implementation of the National Public Sector Procurement Policy, full decentralization of management of payroll to 175 LGs and 109 CG Votes as well as reconciliation of domestic and external debt. 

Programme Objective :
i.  Compilation and management of the accounts of votes;
ii. Custody and safety of public money;
iii.Manage resources of Government;
iv. Custody of all government certificates of all titles for investments;
v.  Maintenance of a register of government investments
vi. Develop the internal audit strategy and supervise its implementation;
vii.Develop internal audit policies, rules, standards, manuals, circulars and guidelines;
viii.Review and consolidate audit reports from the votes and externally financed projects;
ix.  Liaise with the Auditor General, Accountant General, Accounting Officers and Internal Auditors on audit matters

 

 

Programme Responsible Officer: Director Debt and Cash Management

 

Under this Program, the Ministry provides policy guidance on the issuance and management of all Government debt and cash as well as development and implementation of debt policies in accordance with the Ministry‟s economic policies. In the FY 2018/19, this Program received UShs 3.09bn by December 2018 against an appropriation of UShs 6.19bn. Out of this, Ushs 2.79bn was spent representing 90.5% absorption.

 

With this allocation, the Ministry mobilized 20% of the required external resources to finance the budget deficit, rolled out the Aid Management System, collected 30% of contingent liability data of the State-Owned Enterprises and Extra Budgetary Units. The Ministry further initiated reform and obtained Cabinet approval for trading government securities using mobile money. Consolidated 70% of MDA cash plans and trained 80% of MDA‟s in cash-flow forecasting.

 

 

In the FY 2019/20, the Program has been allocated UShs 9.874bn compared to Ushs 6.193bn in FY 2018/19. This will enable the Ministry to mobilize external financing amounting to 18% of the National Budget (Grant and Loan), Undertake sovereign debt risk analysis and produce the Medium-Term Debt Strategy, develop policy on mobile money bonds, develop a framework for management of contingent liabilities of Government, draft Primary Dealership Reform Phase II regulations and develop a strategy for managing short term cash surpluses.

  

 

 

 

 

 

Programme Responsible Officer: Internal Auditor General

Under this Program, the Ministry is mandated to formulate, implement and carry out inspection and audit for Public Institutions. In the FY 2018/19, this Program received UShs 2.34bn by end December 2018 against an appropriation of UShs 4.66bn. Out of this, Ushs 2.08bn was spent representing 88.8% absorption.

The Ministry consolidated the Annual Internal Auditor General Report for FY 2017/18, the Risk Management Strategy (RMS) was finalized and approved in addition to production of an extract of outstanding issues communicated to Accounting Officers in various MDAs and LGs. In the FY 2019/20, the Program has been allocated UShs 5.363bn. This is in comparison to an allocation of UShs 4.662bn in the FY 2018/19.

The resource allocation for FY 19/20 will be used for among others; dissemination of the Risk Management Strategy, training and coaching of MDA's in risk identification and assessment and the roll out of the Audit Management Software (AMS), performance audits, forensic and special audits, creation of risk management awareness, audit of various Government IT systems, preparation and consolidation of the annual internal audit report as well as undertaking Audit Committee oversight services.

Programme Objective

The major role of this Directorate is to formulate, implement and carry out inspection and audit for Public resources. The Specific programme objectives include:
i. To provide an independent objective assurance and advisory services on governance, risk management
and control processes through disciplined approach by measuring and evaluating internal controls.
ii. To review and report on proper control over receipt, custody and utilization of all financial resources.
iii. Conformity with financial and operational procedures as defined by the Act and Accountant General
for incurring obligations and authorizing payments and ensuring effective control over expenditure
iv. Correct classification and allocation of revenue and expenditure accounts.
v. Reliability and integrity of financial and operating data so that information provided allows for the
preparation of accurate financial statements and other reports as required by legislation.
vi. The systems in place used to safeguard Assets and as appropriate, verification of existence of such
Assets.
vii. Operations or programs to ascertain whether results are consistent with established objectives and
goals.
viii. The adequacy of action by management in response to internal audit reports, and assisting
management in the implementation of recommendations made those reports and also, where appropriate,
recommendations made by the Auditor General.
ix. The adequacy of controls built into computerized systems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programme Responsible Officer: Director Economic Affairs

Under this Program, the Ministry generates evidence-based research and carries out data analysis to inform Government decisions on Economic policy and national development. In the FY 2018/19, this Program received UShs 69.29bn by December 2018 against an appropriation of UShs 132.89bn. Out of this, Ushs 48.05bn was spent representing 67% absorption. With this allocation, the Ministry Formulated the Public Investment Management in Agro-Industry (PIMA) Strategy for the Budget Strategy for FY 2018/19, Completed the two (2) background studies for review of poverty measurement in Uganda, finalized the Annual Economic Performance Report, FY 2017/19
and prepared and launched the 2018 State of Uganda Population Report alongside the State of the World Population Report. UFZA declared three additional areas as Free Zones and issued two additional developer licenses to private enterprises (UFZA).

In the FY 2019/20, the Program has been allocated UShs 88.988bn compared to Ushs 132.89bn in FY 2018/19. The allocation will enable the Ministry to update the business regulatory reform programme, deploy the development policy and performance portal, update the national poverty measurement matrices, develop the national population databank, prepare the Strategic Economic Development Agenda for NDP III (2020/21 to 2024/25). It will also enable entrepreneurial skills development for 8,000 household members (40% female and 60% youth) and 1,500 MSMEs. Under UFZA, Public Free Zones will be developed at Entebbe International Airport, Buwaya and Jinja.

Programme Objective :
i. Initiate and coordinate economic policy research to inform National economic development policymaking.
ii. Provide technical advice on budgetary alignment to National development strategies and priorities.
iii. Monitor and analyze National development outcomes within the context of relevant regional and international development frameworks.
iv. Formulate, review and coordinate policies, laws and regulations to enhance Private Sector competitiveness and growth.

v. Annually prepare and publish background to the Budget.

 

 

 

 

Under this program, the Ministry ensures efficient economic management through prudent fiscal and monetary policies, mobilization of domestic revenue for public expenditure and ensuring the continued growth of the economy. In the FY 2018/19, this Program received UShs 12.34bn by the end of December 2018 against an appropriation of UShs 24.951bn. Out of the release, Ushs 12.31bn was spent which is 99.8% absorption.

During this period, overall tax and Non-Tax Revenue collection for the period July 2018 to January 2019 amounted to UShs 9,623.53 bn against the target of UShs 9,208.24 bn registering a surplus of UShs 415.29 bn and growth in revenue collections of
19% compared to the same period FY 2017/18.

In the FY 2019/20, the program has been allocated UShs 21.556bn compared to UShs 24.951bn for FY 2018/19. This allocation will cater for among others; implementation of the Domestic Revenue Mobilization Strategy, implementation of the Macroeconomic Model for enhancement of macroeconomic forecasting and management, resolution of 120 tax disputes and support for operations of Lotteries and Gaming

Programme Objective :
i.    Formulation of appropriate fiscal and monetary policies for revenue generation and management
ii.   Monitoring public debt to ensure debt sustainability
iii.  Generate and apply evidence-based analysis to inform Government decision making on economic policy and national development.
iv.  Enhance and facilitate effective mobilization and implementation of Government programs for economic and social transformation which is beneficial to all .
v.   Formulation of investment and private sector policies
vi.  Ensure conducive investment climate
vii. Ensure sustainable delivery of affordable financial services for Ugandans so as to achieve prosperity and enhance socio-economic transformation

 

 

 

 

 

Under this Program, the Ministry ensures efficient allocation of resources as well as monitoring resource utilization at all levels of Government. In the FY 2018/19, this program received UShs 21.82bn by end of December 2018 against an appropriation of UShs 34.15bn. Out of this, Ushs 16.53bn was spent representing 75.8% absorption.

Under the Program, the Ministry undertook further implementation of the Performance Based Budgeting (PBB) and capacity building on the Performance Budgeting System (PBS). The Ministry also continued implementation of the Budget Transparency Initiatives (BTI) and prepared the National Budget Framework Paper for FY 2019/20 as well as other documents as required in the budgeting process.The Ministry further undertook consultations on the budget countrywide, tested and approved the Integrated Bank of Projects (IBP) prototype for the first phase. In the FY 2019/20, the Program has been allocated UShs 67.050bn compared to Ushs 34.15bn in FY 2018/19.

The increment is mainly on account of budget support towards the coordination of Inter-Governmental Fiscal Transfer program. The allocation will further facilitate implementation of Performance Based Budgeting, implementation of the Budget Transparency Initiatives, coordination of the implementation of the Inter-Governmental Fiscal Transfer Program, undertaking National Budget consultation as well as coordination of budgeting and planning as per the PFMA.

Implementation of the Public Investment Management System (PIMS) will be undertaken through conducting capacity building courses at the PIMS Centre of excellence to be established at Makerere University and the Civil Service College in Jinja as well as the roll out of the Integrated Bank of Projects.

Programme Objective :
i.   Provide strategies and guidelines for the budget process.

ii.  Allocate funds to sector priorities in accordance with the Long Term Expenditure Framework and Medium Term Expenditure Framework.
iii. Avail financial resources to finance implementation of Government programmes.
iv. Monitor and ascertain efficiency in utilization of national resources for intended priorities
v.  To undertake overall policy formulation, coordination, appraisal, analysis, monitoring and evaluation of development projects
vi. Facilitate the implementation of PPP initiatives to ensure sustainable economic growth and development

 

Programme Responsible Officer: Director Economic Affairs

The Ministry under this Program is mandated to promote financial sector development and ensure financial deepening. In the FY 2018/19, the Program received UShs 69.29bn by end of December 2018 against an appropriation of UShs 158.42bn. Out of this, Ushs 60.97bn was spent representing 88% absorption. Through this Program, the Ministry commenced operationalization of Uganda Microfinance Regulatory Authority (UMRA), the National Payment Systems Policy and the Principles for the National Payment Systems Bill, 2018were presented and approved by Cabinet. The Microfinance Deposit-taking Institutions (Amendment) Bill, 2018 was also drafted. The Microfinance Support Centre Ltd (MSC) disbursed a total of 74 loans under both Islamic and conventional financing valued at UShs 5.36bn. URBRA fast-tracked the implementation of the Risk Based supervision. UMRA conducted onsite and offsite inspections for Tier IV microfinance and money lenders institutions and reports were prepared for management decisions.
In the FY 2019/20, the Financial Sector Development Program has been allocated UShs 200.558bn compared to Ushs 162.562bn allocated in FY 2018/19. The increment is as a result of increased external financing under PROFIRA. The allocation will enable alleviation of rural poverty by supporting development of community savings and credit groups (CSCGs) in the poorer areas of Uganda (70% of CSCG membership will be women, and 15% youth).
The Ministry will further develop the agriculture finance policy and strategy as well as the Deposit Protection Fund Regulatory framework and the database on the Non-bank financial sector. Support to the operations of the Uganda Microfinance Regulatory Authority (UMRA), issuing Anti-Money Laundering regulations as well as Capitalization of Financial Institutions among other initiatives will be undertaken

Programme Objective :
i. Providing policy oversight and establish the database on all financial Institutions in the Country.

ii. Periodically review and analyze the general performance of the financial sector to inform policy.
iii. Initiate policies, Laws for deepening and improving the penetration of the financial sector.
iv. Provide appropriate legislation that makes the financial system efficient and stable, protects the consumers of financial products, and creates a climate for competition and further development.
v. Support effective regulation in respect to financial institutions.
vi. Create a conducive policy environment for product development with Gender Equity perspectives.
vii. Participate in the formulation of EAC legislations relating to the financial sector to achieve financial convergence.
viii. Follow developments in the financial markets and business sector in order to assess the need for new policy, new legislation or amendments to existing laws.
ix. Provide policy advice for regulatory bodies in the financial sector (BOU, CMA, IRA, URBRA, UMRA and FIA).
x. Participate in the formulation of EAC legislations relating to the financial sector to achieve financial convergence.
xi. Formulate rational and sound financial policies that contribute to national and global financial stability.
xii. Provide briefing and policy advice on the financial sector.