Live Updates: Collective Coverage of Budget Day In East Africa, Discussions and Key Highlights


Just months from the general elections Ugandans expect the 26 trillion budget to speak directly into the campaign promises.

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In Kenya, Finance Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich presents the Budget for the new financial year on  a backdrop of a sluggish economy. The Uhuru Kenyatta administration expects to  Sh2.2 trillion, up from the Sh2 trillion in the previous financial year.

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In Tanzania, Finance Minister Philip Mpango will present Bulldozer John Magufuli’s Inaugural Budget since election in October 2015.
Tanzanians are hearing the way the popular frugal Magufuli administration envisages distributing close to 30 trillion/- in financing service delivery and development projects in the 2016/17 fiscal year.