New Vision (Kampala)

6 August 2006

Uganda: Buy CHOGM Chopper, MPs Demand

Kampala — MPs on the defence and internal affairs committee demand that the Government purchases a new Police helicopter in preparation for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

Mariam Nalunkuuma writes that internal affairs permanent secretary Paul Kagoda had told the committee that the Ministry of Finance had earmarked sh756m to repair the old Police helicopter.

But the committee, while considering the ministry's budget, resolved that parliament would rather support allocation of funds to procure a new helicopter than repairing an old one. The CHOGM meeting is scheduled for November 2007.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2006 New Vision. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.