Kabale district DEC approves over Ugx 2Bn supplementary budget

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KABALE– A supplementary budget totalling shillings, 2,057,955,133 Ugx has been approved by the Kabale district executive committee for the departments of Education, Health, Statutory bodies and Natural Resources.

The request that was tabled by the District Planner, Mr. Boaz Kakuru that  included, shs 500,045,336 from Uganda Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers Program (UGIFT) Counterpart funding, to cater for UPE and Tertiary capitation funds at Rukore and Kizinga Technical schools, construction of a 5 stance VIP latrine at Muyebe Primary school, procurement of twin Desks for primary schools with bigger enrolment, Primary health care to Government and Private not for Profit facilities, top up for the renovation of Kahungye Health center II and Environment protection, monitoring and screening was approved during a DEC meeting that was held on Tuesday 18th January 2022, in the District Boardroom .

Kakuru says that shs 993,589,797, will be used for retention, investment and servicing cost at Buhara seed secondary school and upgrade of Kahondo and Kitoma Health centre II to IIIs and purchase of medical equipment for these health centers. The balance of shs, 500,000,000 and shs 64,320,000, is to cater for the reconstruction of Maziba primary school and payment of allowances for LCIII councilors respectively.

Edmond Ntimba, the Kabale district Chief Administrative officer, said that the implementation of most of these projects needs to be urgently undertaken, like the reconstruction of Maziba Primary school and the commissioning of Buhara seed schools. He applauded the technical arm of the district for always cooperating with the district technical arm for the smooth implementation of several government projects and programs.

The Kabale District boss, Nelson Nshangabasheija, also commended the work being done by technical officers, and resounded his call for teamwork, for better service delivery in the district. 

 Nshangabasheija thanked the government for the 500 million shillings recently disbursed to the district, for the reconstruction of Maziba Primary school, which he said had become an issue of concern not only to the district leadership but also the general community in the district.