Otafiire justice ministry in Shs673bn debt   

Minister Kahinda Otafiire

The ministry of Finance has released a list of highly indebted government agencies that are about to throw local suppliers out of business.

On top of the list is the ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs headed by Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire followed by the ministry of defence.

According to statistics quoted by The Observer and published by ministry of Finance, the ministry of Defence is indebted to the tune of Shs 718.5bn while ministry of Justice owes Shs 673.3bn.

Government is indebted to local suppliers to the tune of Shs 2.3 trillion, with the two ministries accounting for more than half of that sum.

The debts are related to supplies of food, furniture, drugs etc.


Others are; Uganda National Roads Authority (Unra), which owes suppliers Shs 222.1bn, and National Medical Stores (NMS) with a domestic debt of Shs 137.3bn.

The Office of the President owes Shs 33bn, Uganda Prisons Shs 43bn, Makerere University Shs 28.5bn and Gulu University Shs 5.6bn. On its part, the External Security Organisation (ESO) is indebted to the tune of Shs 20bn.

Here is the full list:



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