Over Shs2.5bn has been reportedly projected as the budget to facilitate the burial of the late Speaker of the 11th Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah.
The Speaker of the Uganda Parliament Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah was pronounced dead on Sunday 20th March 2022.
According to reports, he lost the battle to cancer after spending a couple of weeks on treatment in a U.S.A hospital.
His death sent shock across the country as several Ugandans mourned the lossbof such a formidable statesman whose work spoke volumes.
In preparation for Oulanyah’s burial, the budget that has been projected stands at over Ugx 2.5 billion.
The budget spotted in the Daily Monitor on Tuesday revealed how Shs226m is to be spent on A Plus services, Shs248.7m on the Finance Committee, Shs158.5m on Security, Shs124m on Fuel, among other allocations.
The figures on the budget and their allocations seem to have caught several Ugandans by surprise and some have rushed to the internet to express their shock.
Below are some of the reactions from different Ugandans on Twitter:
Oulanyah burial to cost Sh. 2.5b… Are you kidding me? ???? pic.twitter.com/Ti4g8R2HbO— Solomon Serwanjja (@SolomonSerwanjj) March 29, 2022
Regarding the budget for burying Rt. Hon. Oulanyah, what matters is not the figures but the activities involved and status of the deceased. Let us avoid traumatising the family in this trying time. BMB— Milly Babalanda (@millybabalanda) March 29, 2022
So the Acholi MPs are to get Ugx. 312.9M for them to participate in the burial arrangements Of Olanyah. I am used to contributing to the costs of my loved Ones not to be given money for my participation. We Are simply leaving in a different world.— I am Unstoppable (@BrianAtuheire) March 29, 2022
2.5 Billion Shillings to be spent on Oulanyah's burial !!!!!!— Faizafabz (@Faizafabz) March 29, 2022
First, what is the 312.9m for Acholi MPs meant to do?
Appease them or?
2.5Billion ($700,000) on Oulanya’s burial. In my next life I hope I come back as a jellyfish in the Indian Ocean— Thomas (@Owishemwe) March 29, 2022
Continue complaining about the 2.5 b burial budget, Otto and Owinyi will tell everyone in Acholi "Baganda never wanted us to burry our son/brother the way he deserves"— Ssenga ???? (@Kall_essy) March 29, 2022
Acholi Mps running to pick their 312.9 million after Oulanyah's burial ???? pic.twitter.com/0q6Tgo4tL6— THÉ Älláñ Čöüntý®???????? (@AllanSseky) March 29, 2022
2.5B for a burial? Owarogire Uganda takanaabire.— The Romantic Mukiga (@emeka_ug) March 29, 2022
So his Transport to Seattle "UK" plus Burial costs can build a fully functioning hospital.Uganda isn't a Poor Country,We just have stupid leaders https://t.co/IYzKV1Sssi— Ismael Serunjogi (@SeruIshmael) March 29, 2022