Kibaale district council has approved the draft budget estimate worth shs 26. 287 billion shillings for the financial year 2024/2025 as education expected takes the lion's share of over 11.204 billion followed by health with 6.109 billion.

Other allocations include administration with 3.383 billion, production and marketing with 3.204 billion, roads and engineering 1.995 billion and water with 1.194 billion among others. Gertrude Katusiime, the secretary for finance Kibaale district who presented the motion during council seating at Kibaale district council hall that involves revenue performance and plans by source where over 644 million shillings are expected from local raised revenue,12.442 billion shillings from Discretionary government transfers and 12.360 billion shillings from Conditional government transfers.

It also indicates over 409 million shillings from other government transfers and 430 million shillings from external financing. The council seating chaired by Peter Lugumba, the district speaker Kibaale also approved a supplementary budget for Uganda Road Fund worth 3.349 billion shillings for the year 20232024.

While presenting the motion, Gertrude Katusiime, the secretary for finance notes that funds are meant to undertake extra works on extended periodic maintenance and emergency works on selected district roads in the financial year 2023/2024.

In his remarks Godfrey Muhonge Kasanga, the district boss used the platform to tip councilors to scrutiny internalize the laid Budget for 2024/2025 thus better deliberation in the next council seating. Muhonge also challenged local leaders to have interests and mobilize their communities to embrace the coming census project that will bring proper planning.

Godwin Angalia Kasigwa, the RDC Kibaale also used the same chance to rally leaders and other district stakeholders to strongly sensitize communities to vacate from wetlands and that mobilize them to enter into money economy.

The council sitting was graced by Fred Matovu, the NRM district chairperson Kibaale, John Katotoroma, the district CAO, heads of department, LC3 chairpersons and other patriotic communities.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024