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The Deputy Speaker, Anita Among has established an Ad-Hoc committee to take stock of the merger and rationalization of Government Agencies.

Among said that the terms of reference of the committee will be to study the justification of the merger, conduct the cost benefit analysis, study the effect of the merger on the employees of the affected agencies and assess the impact of the merger on service delivery.

The committee that will be chaired by Nathan Byanyima (Bukanga North MP) also includes Abdul Katuntu (MP Bugweri County), Dan Atwijukire (MP Kazo County), Tonny Ayoo (MP Kwania County) and Christine Apolot (MP Kumi District).

The other members are Patrick Nsanja (MP Ntenjeru South), Anna Adeke (Soroti District Woman MP), Charles Bakkabulindi (Workers MP) and John Baptist Nambeshe (MP Manjiya County).

The appointment of the Ad-Hoc Committee follows a report presented to Parliament earlier this week by Minister of Public Service Muruli Mukasa on Government’s decision to merge, mainstream and rationalize government agencies, commissions and authorities to facilitate efficient public expenditure.

Muruli told the House that the main objective for rationalizing government agencies was to eliminate structural and functional duplications, overlaps and wasteful expenditure.

The Deputy Speaker directed the committee to report back to Parliament within a month.