Kabarole Lays Shs20.1Bn Budget Estimates For F/Y 2017/18
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Kabarole District Local Government has laid the Budget estimates for the Financial year 2017/18 worth 20,479,899,000 shillings prioritizing Education sector, Administration and Health.
Laying the Budget estimates during the council sitting at Kitumba district headquarters on Tuesday 28th February, the Secretary Finance, Planning and Administration Hon.Peter Musinguzi said out of this, the central government transfers will constitute 96.7%, local revenue 2.2% and donors contribute about 1.1%.
He said Education sector has been allocated shs8.4bn, Administration and Health shs3bn respectively, followed by Works and Engineering with 1.5 and Community Based Services shs1.5bn and Internal Audit tailing with shs135m.
Hon.Musinguzi indicates that this Financial year budget focuses on increasing production and productivity in the primary Growth sectors of the economy such as agriculture and Tourism, supporting private sector development, enhancing infrastructure development and efficiency in service delivery at all levels.
The Finance secretary revealed that in order to achieve this strategic objective, the budget will strengthen the agricultural extension system to improve practices, ensure availability of water and address the climate change issues, road development and maintenance, improving the management of district payroll, intensifying monitoring, inspections and supervision of education health among others.
He also presented the budget estimates for the newly created district of Bunyangabu amounting to shs shs12,758,591,00.
According to the District Chairperson Kabarole Richard Rwabuhinga, Bunyangabu district will start operating effective first July 2017.
The district chair asked the district councilors to focus on the limited financial resources and ensure the few projects implemented on have impact and value for money.
He revealed that this financial year inspection of schools will be prioritized following the purchase of a shs127.5m double cabin vehicle for the education department adding that every school will be reached.
The budget for Kabarole district for the last financial year 2015/2016 was 32,725,931,000 showing a decline in this financial year