Total annual costs of the South African Embassy in Uganda
FOR WRITTEN REPLY
QUESTION NO 556
PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL
QUESTION PAPER NO 20 OF 03 SEPTEMBER 2004
MR JPI BLANCHE (DA) TO ASK THE
MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS:
(a) What are the total annual running costs
of the embassy in Uganda, (b) what are the costs of the (i) ambassador's residence
and (ii) housing of the other staff of this embassy and (c) how many officials
are employed at this embassy? N804E
(a) The total budget of
the Department of Foreign Affairs for the budget of the South African High Commission
in Kampala, Uganda for the current financial year is US $950 000.
cost of :
(i) the High Commissioner's Residence is US $3880 per month;
housing of the other four Foreign Affairs transferred personnel is US $7560 per
(c) There are five DFA transferred officials, four transferred officials
from sister departments and 16 locally recruited personnel - who are responsible
for their own housing.
The rentals for both chanceries and residences are
very high. In other countries it is much higher than this. This is why we have
asked the Cabinet to support us to buy or build our own missions in the coming
years because this will mean huge savings over time.