KIKUUBE, UGANDA: The Kikuube District Local Government Council yesterday (Wednesday, 30th May) approved the 2023/2024 Finacial Year with Shillings 41.5 billion in the total budget.
The Motion for approval of the budget was tabled by the District Secretary for Finance, Planning and Investment, Hon Nyakahara Zulia as per section 77 of the Local Government Act Cap.243.
According to the Secretary the Resource Envelope for FY 2023/2024 mounts to 28.6bn which is a bit lower than the Current year’s 41.5bn.
This represents a 31% budget cut. The budget cut is attributed to the winding up of one of the Mega projects – the Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP)that will be phasing out in December this year.
She further revealed that the locally raised revenue will mount to UShs 1.6b, Wage is projected at Shs 15.5b, Domestic Development will total Shs4.1b and 2.2b for External Financing.
The appropriations show that the human Capital Development Program in which the Education and Health falls holds the lion’s share, followed by Administration and Finance Departments.
Some of the proposed plans for FY 2023/2024 -Are a continuation of the construction of the district Administration block, the Construction of Classroom blocks and the Recruitment of more staff among others.
Peter Banura the District Chairperson disclosed that the district has registered a number of achievements as it strives to be a model District which include:
The District has Conducted refresher training for Councillors with the aim of boosting their legislative Capacity and enabling them to have quality debates.
The District Service Commission has successfully filled some of the Critical Positions like the District Health Officer, District Forestry Officer, and the District Natural Resources Officer and the recruitment of additional staff is still ongoing.
The Construction of the Administration block was launched which will provide a conducive working environment for the district Staff when complete.
Finally, the District held a budget conference at the end of last year where issues of Service delivery were discussed as well as planned Priorities for FY2023/2024. The Council Meeting went on very well amidst Calm and Peace
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