Finance Minister Says Government Will Continue to Protect the Poor

first_img Opening the 2018/19 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 8, the Minister said social programmes for protected groups will continue to receive priority with respect to the allocation of resources, to ensure that overall spending in these areas is not eroded by inflation. Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the Government remains committed to protecting the poor and vulnerable in the society. “We will continue, in fiscal year 2018/19, to strengthen the social safety net to ensure that these vulnerable persons are not left behind,” Mr. Shaw said. Story Highlights Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the Government remains committed to protecting the poor and vulnerable in the society.Opening the 2018/19 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 8, the Minister said social programmes for protected groups will continue to receive priority with respect to the allocation of resources, to ensure that overall spending in these areas is not eroded by inflation.Included are programmes for youth employment, poor relief, children’s homes and places of safety, school feeding, the elderly, and pregnant and lactating women.“We will continue, in fiscal year 2018/19, to strengthen the social safety net to ensure that these vulnerable persons are not left behind,” Mr. Shaw said.He noted that special attention is being placed on the Programme of Advancment Through Health and Education (PATH), which targets some of the most vulnerable segments of the population – children and students aged zero to 19 years; the adult poor, including the disabled, elderly, pregnant and lactating mothers and the destitute – and the Steps-to-Work Initiative, which targets working-age members of PATH for referral to relevant support services to enable them to seek and retain employment.Mr. Shaw said the programmes have the goal of breaking the chain of inter-generational poverty, adding that this is being achieved by ensuring that the next generation has better tools and better health prospects than their parents.“It also provides for support for those parents who need targeted social interventions to improve their living standards,” the Minister said.Mr. Shaw’s presentation was made under the theme ‘Stability, Growth and Prosperity – Our Goal, Our Responsibility’.last_img read more

Huge discounts on smartphones as Kilimall and Huawei launch Mobile Road Show

first_imgAdvertisement Kilimall, Uganda’s fastest growing online shopping mall and Huawei are bringing the biggest smartphone variety discount sales in the Huawei Mobile Road Show this Friday 21st – Saturday 22nd October at Game Stores – Lugogo.The Huawei Mobile Road Show will offer the widest variety of Huawei Phones at the best discounts on the market ever. The flagship Huawei P8 smartphone got discounted down to UGX 1,200,000 only from UGX 1,590,000 whereas the brilliant phablet in the Huawei Mate 7 is selling at a stunning UGX 1,360,000 up from UGX 1,720,000.Kilimall Uganda Managing Director, Wang Chengyang says, “In order to thank the clients at Uganda market, especially the clients who like online shopping, the discount season will be started from now to the end of Road Show, the clients can visit the special page for this event to buy those Huawei phones http://www.kilimall.co.ug/index.php?act=cms&id=12.” – Advertisement – Other Huawei smartphones with huge discount include the Huawei Y3C, the Huawei, Huawei Y5C, and the Huawei P7.[related-posts]Kilimall was founded in Kenya in June 2014 and launched in Uganda at the end of May 2016, after several months of operation. The number of orders Kilimall Uganda gets every day is leading in all e-commerce companies in Uganda.last_img read more