RUBANDA– The Rubanda district council was on Monday 10th May 2021 divided over the imbalanced projects appropriation in the 2021/2022 fiscal budget.
Divisionism in the last council meeting held in the district hall at Rubanda district headquarters came after a section of councilors realized that there was imbalance in planned activities included in the coming financial year.
The key sectors that fueled the bickering included the education department where they accused the finance committee of favuring Muko sub county whose schools are Abit well off at the expense of others.
Marry Bebwazuba the Secretary for Production and Marketing, Marketing Natural Resources, Trade and Industry Committee who is also, the councillor representing Hamurwa sub county showed her dissatisfaction over the imbalance in the budget.
Babwebuza accused the committee of neglecting schools like Kabirizi primary school in Rubanda Town council and Kakore primary school with a population of around 800 pupils and two toilet stances each.
COUNCILORS VOX POP………. ON THE BUDGET…RR/ENG//
However, the council came to a consent and agreed to approve the budget with an option of amending it. It was also agreed upon by the council to include schools like Kabirizi primary school found in Rubanda town council.
The council later approved the 2021/22 fiscal budget worth Thirty-three billion, One hundred thirty million, five hundred fifty thousand shillings [UGX 33,130,550,000]. This indicates an increament from previous year’s UGX 28Bn with Education department taking the biggest share of UGX 15,520,644,000 reflecting 46.85% followed by Health department taking UGX 5,809,182,000 equivalent to 17.53%.
Speaking on behalf of the outgoing District Chairperson, Pastoli Twinomuhangi the vice chairman called upon every stake holder of Rubanda district to keenly support the drivers to service delivery as they strive towards attainment of the next financial year’s targets.
CUE IN TWINOMUHANGI………………RR/ENG//
In his message read by the Rubanda District Chief administrative officer, the Residential District Commissioner Peter Rwakifari Kibondo thanked both the Political and technical staff for having added a block towards the development of Rubanda district in the past term of leadership.
Rwakifari asked the elected councilors to adhere to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Local Government if they are to effectively perform their duties.