Kagadi district council approves sh43bn budget

Kagadi District council today approved Budget estimates and work plan for Kagadi DLG for FY 2020/2021 worth 43Billion.

The motion was tabled before council by the Secretary for Finance, planning, administration and investment Robert Birungi Kanyaihamba a session held at St Ambrose institute of Health sciences in Kagadi town council.

According to the budget estimates the Education department takes the highest percentage with 14b(35%), Production and marketing 11b(27%), Health 8b(21%), administration 1.9b(4.5%), Roads and Engineering 1.6b(4%), Water 863m(2%), Statutory Bodies 689m(1.7%), Community based services 680m(1.6%), Finance 458m(1%),  Natural Resources 295m(0.7%)Planning 166m(0.4%), Internal Audit 78m(0.2%), Trade and Industry 43m(0.1%)

Basing on the budget Revenue sources and modification optional government transfer will contribute 10%, conditional grant will contribute 56%, other government transfers ,local revenue and donar funding shall contribute 27%,2%, and 3.6% respectively.

Mandatory documents including capacity building, Recruitment plan, Revenue enhancement plan, Annual work plan, Procurement plan, Operations and maintenance plan, Disaster preparedness plan were also passed.

Councilors welcomed the budget estimates for the 2020/21 financial year, saying it will benefit the people of Kagadi.

The council proceeding was attended by Hon councillors, LCV Chairperson Byaruhanga Stephen Mfashingabo, CAO Ndifuna Mathias, Technical staff, Media and development partners.

Meanwhile, Kibaale district local government on Friday approved a budget of over 31.5billion shillings for financial year 2020/2021 putting more emphasis on improving production and education sectors.
The adopted budget indicates that special attention will be put on better agriculture, education, health care, feeder roads improvement, and safe water provision through water sources improvement.
While presenting the budget in a 41 member council in the council hall at Kibaale district headquarters today, Gertrude Katusiime, the District Secretary for Finance, Planning and Investments said the budget will be footed by conditional government transfer, local revenues, donor funds and central government.
Gertrude explains that the proposed Local Revenue for 2020/2021 fiscal year is 530.2 million shillings, Central Government Transfers over 11.2 billion shillings, discretionary Government transfer 16.1 billion shillings and external funds over 332 million shillings.

 The education sector has been allocated over 1.1billion shillings, production over 13.2billion shillings.

Administration, takes over 4 billion, over sh474 to Finance, over 784million to Statutory bodies, over 2.4billion to Health, over 1.1 billion to Roads and Engineering, over 1billion to Water, over 297million to Natural Resources among others.

After the session different councilors noted that they are so satisfied with the allocations and projections of revenue in the budget.

 The district chairman Peter Amara hopes that the budget will help to spur more service delivery.

In related development, Gideon Niwamanyire reports that councilors of Nyankwanzi Sub County in Kyenjojo district have also today approved a budget of over 77m shillings for 2020/21 financial year.

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Abitegeka Gerald

The News Editor ,Reporter at Kagadi Kibaale community Radio

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