By Sophan Niwamanya
The State Minister for Finance in charge of General duties, Henry Musasizi has asked Ugandans to reduce their expenditure if they are to reduce the challenges resulting from the high commodity prices.
Musasizi was today presiding over the fundraising towards the completion of St. Luke Catholic church in Muhanga parish, Kabale diocese. The minister had represented the deputy speaker of parliament, Thomas Tayebwa.
Hon Musasizi revealed that inflation levels have reached 7.9% by July, which the Government is determined to make in the future to bring back inflation.
He appealed to people to limit spending so that we are able to address the current inflation challenges faced currently.
The minister also asked Christians to embrace the Parish Development Model saying that once the government confirms that the SACCOs of various beneficiaries are ready, they will release the funds.
He revealed that some Sacco’s are still lacking urging the people to make Sacco’s ready and start receiving Pdm Funds.
Musasizi also used the same platform to reassure the people of Kigezi about the government’s commitment to construct the pending tourism roads. Roads to work on include Muhanga-Kisizi, Hamurwa-Kerere Kanungu, Rukungiri-Ishasha, Rubare-Nyarushanje, Bwindi National Park among others.
Adds that they have already secured funding for some of the roads and working tooth and nail to secure funds to facilitate other roads
The Rukiga county MP, Roland Nyomugyenyi Bish who is also a member of COSASE however disputed Musasizi’ argument on inflation saying that the government would rather focus on boosting local production potential than condemning expenditure which is a driver to development.
Earlier on during his sermon, Fr. Lauben Mubangizi, the pastoral coordinator for Kabale diocese, asked believers to stop thinking more about their family development without considering their churches.
At the event Shs298m was raised in both cash and pledges to complete the church construction.