The outgoing Minister for Lands, Housing and Urban Development Betty Amongi has asked the Government to increase on the money allocates to the lands ministry arguing that inadequate funding has greatly affected service delivery in the Ministry.
“The ministry is over-challenged with inadequate funding in the way that we have failed to recruit the required staff.
“Currently the ministry is understaffed. For this to be solved, the government need to allocate enough resources in order to recruit the required number of staff,” said Amongi while handing over the Ministry to the new Minister Betty Olive Namisango Kamya.
According to Amongi, there are only 441 staff yet the required number is 818. She noted that for such a gap to be closed, the government must allocate an additional Ugx6bn to the ministry.
Amongi said that despite the financial shortage, they had registered some achievements like opening up of more offices across the country which has helped many Ugandans to access their services.
The incoming Minister Betty Kamya applauded Amongi for executing her duties diligently.
She promised the technical staff a good working relationship.
Betty Amongi is now the new Minister in Charge of Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs.
BY SAMUEL NABWIISO