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EDUCATION SECTOR TAKES LION SHARE IN KIBAALE FY2022/23 BUDGET

By Chris M Bruno

KIBAALE: Kibaale District Local Government’s Budget for the fiscal year 2022/2023 will prioritize the Education sector to address needs for structures and standards.

While presenting the budget estimates on Thursday at Kibaale headquarters in Kibaale town, the Secretary for Finance Gertrude Katusiime who is also the female district councilor for Kibaale Town council, said they project to spend over 24.2Billion shillings.

From the budget, Education takes the lion share of oversh8.3B, Health allocated over sh5.3B, over sh4.1 B to production, over sh2.4B to administration, over sh791M to roads and Engineering, over sh769M to statutory bodies and over sh565M to community based services.

Others are Water that has been allocated over shs723M, over sh455M to finance, over sh272M to natural resources, over sh196M to planning, over shs.133M trade, industry and local development among others.

Gertrude has declared that the 2022/2023 fiscal year will focus on improving structures in schools and standards, health among others.

According to Gertrude, they project to get over sh532M from local revenue, over sh18.5B as government transfers, over sh806M as other transfers, over sh3.9B as discretionary transfers, over sh.452M as external funding.

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During deliberation, the councilors raised concerns of diversion of funds by the works department from intended projects to others without council approval, shoddy works asking the chief administrative officer to prevail over them.

The Kibaale Chief Administrative Officer, Dorothy Ajwang has responded by promising never again to effect payment to the technical staff who will again divert funds for different intended projects and shoddy works.

This was after the District LC5 Chairperson Godfrey Muhonge Kasanga called on the CAO to assure the seating of the possible lasting solution to the challenge.

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