The Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group has asked government to increase the amount allocated to the tourism industry in the National Budget Frame work paper of 2022/23 financial year from 167.8 Billion shillings to 300Billion shillings.
This has been revealed by Jeff Waduru the Public relations officer and parliamentary liaison Officer CSBAG before the parliamentary Committee on Trade, Tourism and Industry which is chaired by Mbarara city south MP Mwine Mpaka, to give their opinion on what should be done to revive the tourism industry after the covid19 total lock down.
Waduru said that the tourism industry has been greatly affected by the COVID lockdown and requires external financing at the moment.
The Group has further proposed a provision of 100 Billion Shillings to capitalize the Uganda Development Corporation.
It says that the 100 billion shillings budgetary provision in the coming financial year 2022/2023, will help strengthen the role of the government in unlocking investment in strategic economic sectors.