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By Faridah Ndagano

KIKUUBE: Kikuube District Local Government on Thursday held its annual budget conference at Hoima Resort Hotel in Hoima City.

The District Planner Faustine Twesige Baguma disclosed that there will be a budget cut of over 34.3% from the current FY 39.6 billion to 26billion for the next FY 2023/2024.

He attributed this to the ending of some mega projects in the current financial year such as the Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP) and the Agriculture Cluster Development Project (ACDP).

The planner further revealed that the local revenue raised will equal 1.5billion, the Central Government transfers are 21.6b, other Government transfers total to 696M and 2b for external financing.

The District Chief Administrative Officer Mrs Ajwang Dorothy tasked the community department and other partners as they plan for the next financial year to consider issues like mental health, psycho-social support in both schools and communities and support those with mental cases.

”Parents and caregivers should embrace and support the mental health of their children if they are to raise responsible citizens of the country,” she asked.


She added that many children are grappling with alot of problems like hard labour, sexual harassment, early pregnancies and Incest which brings them alot of psychological torture.

The Kikuube District LCV Chairperson Peter Banura however revealed that the district has also registered big achievements in this current financial year.

Some of the achievements mentioned by the politician include: the Construction of an Out Patient Department at Maratatu D in Kyangwali Subcounty, Renovation of Kyangwali Health Centre Ill, Construction of 6 classroom blocks at Ibanda, Ruguse and Kajooga primary schools and Construction of many water and Road Projects.

The politician called upon technocrats, politicians and Partners to continue providing a platform for coordination, collaboration and cooperation for a peaceful co-existence and hence development of Kikuube district.

Banura also implored stakeholders to embrace domestic tourism since the district is a hub of tourism Potentials, like the Caves in Kabwooya, the Bugoma Forest Jungle, Kabwooya Wildlife Reserve, Musaijjamukuru Hill, The Escarpments, Buhimba Heroes Monuments among others

Other people who attended the budget conference include deputy RDC, district speaker, politicians, technocrats, NRM Chairpersons, religious leaders, opinion leaders, leaders of pressure groups, district partners and the media fraternity.

The budget conference ensures effective participation of all stakeholders in the planning and budgeting process, including dissemination of the policy framework that guides the budgeting and workplan preparations for the next Financial year.

It also involves presenting and aligning Partner interventions to the district work plan, DDPlll and NDPIII.

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