By Ritah Kemigisa
The Acholi Parliamentary Group has decried the delayed release of the funds for the burial of the late speaker of parliament Jacob Oulanyah.
Government has since cut the budget from the estimated shs 2.5 billion to shs 1.8 billion and now they have confirmed it at shs 1.2 billion.
However speaking to KFM, the Group’s chairperson who is also the Kilak North MP Anthony Akol says the situation is frustrating and with too much pressure from the district organising committees in Lalogi village, they have resorted to using their own money to facilitate some of the activities on ground.
He reveals that Acholi MPs have been contributing at least shs 2 million to facilitate activities like the Bwola dancers who have since pitched camp in Kampala.
Meanwhile, the Information minister Dr Chris Baryomunsi has called for patience saying the money will soon be released.
Baryomunsi has meanwhile dismissed reports that government is borrowing the funds for this burial.