NEWS– Rubanda District Council on Friday passed budget estimates for the District worth Ugx 45 billion for the next financial year 2022/2023, with an increment of Ugx 14 billion compared to the current financial year. 2021/2022.
Tabling the budget estimates before the council at Rubanda Rukiiko hall, the Rubanda District Chairperson, Steven Ampeire Kasyaba said that the budget estimates increased from Ugx 31 billion in the current financial year to Ugx 45 billion for the next financial year.
He said that the budget estimates increased because of lobbying by the district leadership led by the State Minister of Finance In-charge of General duties Henry Musasizi, Rubanda West Member of Parliament Hon Kamuntu Moses Mwongyera and the Rubanda District Woman MP Prosy Akampurira.
Kasyaba said that Ugx 34 billion will be sourced from program conditional central government transfers, Ugx 4 billion from other government transfers, Ugx 4.3 billion from discretionary government transfers, Ugx 691,311,225 from locally raised revenue and Ugx 2 billion from external financing.
He added that the money priorities of the budget will help to construct structures at Muko-Kamugongo Health center which is to be elevated to a Hospital status and construction of the district Rukiiko hall among others.
He added that the next financial year’s budget will be implemented under the theme “Enhancing effective service delivery with emphasis on infrastructural development, Agriculture, Quality Education and Health for community transformation”.
Speaking during the council, the Rubanda West County Member of Parliament Hon Moses Kamuntu Mwongyera expressed the need for the district leadership to work around means of finding alternative revenue sources especially basing on the gift of its topography such as setting up a community hotel around the forests.
He asked the district leadership to ensure proper accountability for the approved budget.