By Alex Byakatonda

KABALE: Kabale District Local Government has realized an over performance of 107percent in the 2021/2022 financial year.

This was revealed Tuesday by the Kabale District LC5 Chairperson, Nelson Nshangabasheija, while delivering his state of District Address, during a council sitting to conclude the Fiscal year, which was held in the District Rukiiko hall.

Nshangabasheija, observed that the District realized shillings 45,582,198,695 out of the projected annual budget of 42,420,947,000 shillings representing 107% performance.

He attributed the over performance to supplementary Budgets for Covid-19 emergency response Funds, Accelerated Covid 19 Funds, Mass Polio Vaccination Campaign Funds, Pension funds, 2020/21 UGIFT unspent balances, Transitional Development for Construction of Maziba primary school and Wage for Health Workers which was not budgeted for in the FY 2021/22 Budget.

However, Nshangabasheija, observed that the District has utilized UGX 38,307,375,699, which is 84% utilization Capacity of the Total Received Funds. He adds that the unspent funds are staff Salaries for the month of June and Funds for ongoing Capital Projects, which will be utilized before the closure of the Financial Year.

Nshangabasheija, also commended all district stakeholders for the contribution, for all their contribution they made during the year ending, saying that the district made progress in the implementation of the priority interventions announced in last year’s budget statement.

However, Nshangabasheija, says that the district faced several challenges, such as disasters like heavy rains during the month of April disrupted road maintenance works, led to loss of lives, crop gardens and displacement of people as well as delays in execution of Capital projects by some contractors.

Others are, high crime rate related to domestic violence, land wrangles, defilement, child neglect/abandonment, child labour, drug and alcohol abuse and aggravated murder, not forgetting declining revenue base, where the District was able to only collect/realize 39.4% and money lenders, who charge high interest rates to borrowers and end up taking over their property, hence leaving them homeless, while others are forced to abandon their families.

Nshangabasheija also noted that the ongoing teachers’ industrial action over salary increment, has affected the learning process, as learners in Government aided schools have been forced to remain at home.

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