Parliament yesterday passed the controversial supplementary budget of Shs 283 billion as balance for the two Aircrafts of CRJ 900 Bombardier make whose deadline for payment is today, March 30 2019.
The Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah who first warned legislators about the repercussions of losing $29 million if government fails to clear the balance also indicated that if he were the president some of the ministers who presented fake documents before parliament would have been sacked.
In the Friday special parliamentary sitting, Amos Lugoloobi, the chairperson of the Budget Committee on made a passionate plea to the House to approve the Shs 280 billion supplementary budget for the two aircrafts.
Lugoloobi explained that the current ownership of the Uganda National Airlines also gave recommendations which include the appointment of the substantive Board if the Airlines is achieve its intended objectives.
After Lugoloobi’s submission, the minister for Works Ntege Azuba officially withdrew the fake documents related to shareholding and apologised to the MPs.
Some legislators said there was need to have criminal proceedings against the ministers and technical officials who presented the forged documents before parliament.
However the Deputy Speaker opposed the move causing a serious debate in the House.
The Legislators also questioned the ownership of the Entebbe International Airport.
The deputy speaker then threw a spanner in the works and said if he were the president some of the ministers who presented fake documents before Parliament would be already sacked.