Guild prioritises passport photo printer in budget draft

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BY STAFF WRITER

As the 2016/ 2017 Guild Government settles in office, it is setting priority on buying a passport size photo-printer to generate income.

This was revealed during the parliamentary budget session on January 9 at the Students’ Guild boardroom.

The full-set printer, according to the Guild President, Prisca Amongin, will cost her government Shs6m.

The guild government has already produced a budget draft for 2017/18 now pending approval by the University Administration.

Amongin said the machine will be used to print students’ passport photos at a reduced cost especially during the registration exercises at the beginning of every semester.

According to the students’ administrator, Simon Tusubira, the guild is allocated approximately Shs380m each financial year which is distributed among 18 ministries.

Amongin said her government also hopes to engage in inter-university activities as well as leaders mentorship programmes next financial year.

More details about the budget will be published in our subsequent issues.

But the Standard has also learnt that there was a serious disagreement during the budget meeting when the Parliamentarians rejected the Guild president’s proposed Shs45m budget. In the end, the Guild Parliament slashed the proposed budget down to Shs27m.

Guild information minister, John Igumira told the Standard that there is need for the university to increase the guild budget since students expect much from the guild.

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