Members of parliament have expressed mixed reactions by the Order of President Meseveni to merge and scrap some of several government agencies such as Uganda revenue authority with ministry of finance to reduce on unneseray spending by the government.
Members who include MP for Nakaseke south county, Paul Lutamaguzi Semakula DP claims that, the authorities were created to weaken other ministries not purposely to help Ugandans, by creating special authorities not as the president is suggesting.
He said the impact of many the bodies like National agricultural advisory services Naads were never felt by the population yet it was given sufficient funds to run its activities.
He added that, it will be very difficult for the president to remove such bodies, because they were established by act of parliament, therefore it will not be a walk over to disband them, unless government refers the issue to parliament.
Meanwhile the chairperson on the committee of finance, planning and economic development of parliament and also Member of Parliament for Rubanda county east constituency Henry Musasizi, said that the president’s plan is aimed at achieving efficiency in a way of running the government but some of the agencies must remain.
He cited an example of insurance regulatory authority responsible for regulation and Uganda revenue authority must remain, but some can be disbanded, because some they have representatives in the ministries they report to since their mandates and roles are perfumed by electorate within the ministries.