A group of Civil society organisations are outraged at the proposed cuts to the health budget in the FY 2021/22 .
The civil societies claim this is not the time to negotiate health budget allocations in the middle of the covid-19 pandemic where many Ugandans are infected , hundreds have lost their lives and the vaccine remains out of reach .
The Civil societies demand that the proposed health budgets slash by 258 billion shillings be abandoned forth with.
. The organizations including Akina wa Maama Afrika, CEHURD, Sexual Reproductive health Uganda and Human rights awareness and promotion forum maintain that the country which has just come out of the polls where the incumbent was fronting a slogan to “secure the future of Ugandans” has started to show that it does not care about Ugandans.
Former ethics minister and turned activist Hon. Miria Matembe is questioning government’s planning priorities whenever it comes to budgetary allocations.
She shows frustration over the huge cut on the health budget and more allocations are made to the security which renders less towards national development.
Just like other concerned citizens, Matembe is asking government to consider allocating more money to the health sector which has just proven shaken when the country registered covid19.