The District has only managed to collect Shillings 50 million of its proposed local revenue budget, attributing the shortfall to the enforcement of the presidential directive against forest product sales.
On Wednesday, Nakasongola district council speaker, Rogers Sande Bwanga, directed the Executive in vain to nominate another person to head the Commission. The LC V vice chairperson, Samuel Tingira asked Charles Uma, the Chief Administrative Officer to explain why they can't proceed with the fresh nomination.
The district lacks a District Health Officer – DHO, Assistant District Health Officer, Chief Finance Officer, District Planner District Natural Resource Officer, District Internal Auditor, and Principal Human Resource Officer among others.
Edward Zziwa, the Luwero sub-county LC V councillor, says that if the training was intended for improving service delivery, it would have been organized by the Ministry of Local Government but not Statehouse officials.
During the financial year under review, Parliament approved a national budget totaling 45.4 trillion and this was later revised to 51.6 trillion Shillings through supplementary budget allocations.
Now, according to the audit report, 36 projects failed to absord funds availed to them for implementation of activities and as a result, a total of 431 billion Shillings and US Dollars 30.2 million (105.5 billion Shillings) remains on project accounts.
James Okwera, a resident of Labworomor in Palaro Sub-County says the absence of technical staff who should closely supervise their subordinates in the district has left civil servants to abscond from work, report late with impunity.
Speaking to Muslims who converged at Kasana Mosque in Luwero town council to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the Luwero District Kadhi Sheikh Ramadhan Mulindwa asked Museveni to act tough on high ranking government officials who are implicated in corruption tendencies.
Edward Kiwanuka, the City Town Clerk disclosed that part of the money will be used for the development of Gulu City master plan, expand, maintain and open new roads in 12 parishes annexed to the city from the neighbouring Omoro District.
This subject came up this morning as key Anti-corruption stakeholders; Action Aid, Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda, Transparency International and Government’s Ethics and Integrity Ministry, launched the 6th Anti-Corruption Caravan in Kampala.
The motion to carve out of Budyebo district from Nakasongola district was tabled by Bernard Kamoga the Secretary of Health and Education before district council. He asked the councillors to approve the new district to improve service delivery and attract more jobs.
According to Local Government Act, the conditions for creation of municipality include the capacity to meet the cost of service delivery and office accommodation, existence of a physical development plan for land use, reliable water sources and reasonable financial base.
According to information from district, government has cut its budget from Shillings 72.9billion in the current financial year to Shillings 64 billion in the coming financial year. Only 16 percent of the total Budget will be available for development expenditure as 52.2 percent is for salaries and percentage is for none wages.
One of the staff at the office who preferred anonymity to be able to speak freely about the matter says that the production rates dropped after the operation by the State House Anti-corruption Monitoring Unit. The staff member says that a number of their colleagues were transferred, others willingly quit and the new appointees have also not turned up.