According to the copy of the budget accessed by Uganda Radio Network- URN, the biggest chunk of the money will go towards development and investment projects accounting for 24.8 billion, cooperatives 17.7 billion, Education 14.33 billion, Communications 14.7 billion and others.
The Buganda Lukiiko has today approved a budget totaling
121 billion Shillings to support different Kingdom activities in the coming
financial year 2021/2022.
The Kingdom’s Finance Minister, Robert Waggwa Nsibirwa
presented the Budget on Monday in a Lukiiko sitting physically attended by only 12
officials led by Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga while others followed the event
on zoom in observance of the Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures- SOPs.
The Budget is 11.1 billion Shillings higher than the
current 2020/2021 financial year budget.
According to the copy of the budget accessed by
Uganda Radio Network- URN, the biggest chunk of the money will go towards development
and investment projects accounting for 24.8 billion, cooperatives 17.7 billion,
Education 14.33 billion, Communications 14.7 billion and others.
The others areas of expenditure are Treasury
Operations 7.68 billion, Local Governments 6.5 billion, renovation of buildings
4.6 billion, Agriculture 3.95 billion, sports 2.2 billion, Salaries 4.06
billion, tourism 1.06 billion, health 980 million among others.
Minister Robert Nsibirwa emphasizes that the biggest
expenditure will support efforts of extending development to Kingdom subjects.
He says that the 3 areas of focus are delivery of
social and economic development services to the Kingdom subjects, mainstreaming
youth in all Kingdom plans and ensuring that the digital and platform economies
are promoted in the Kingdom.
“We want to strengthen local government support, we
plan to give vehicles to Ssaza Chiefs, bicycles and motorcycles to Gombolola
Chiefs and also hire Masaza administrators and pay them salary,” said Nsibirwa.
He says that with this support, the Kingdom hopes
that the leadership and technical people can help support and deliver the
traditional institution’s plans put in place.
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Under the digital and platform economy, Nsibirwa
says that the Kingdom is to ensure that these are promoted in the Kingdom.
“There is a lot of trade, commerce and development
work that can be achieved on the digital and platform economies and that’s going
to be a very big focus," he explained. "So, we won’t be lamenting about lockdown, we can still
deliver so many things on the platform and digital economy.”
The budget will be
financed with funds from Envujjo, Busuulu and Kanzu (UGX 18.5 billion), debt
payment from the Central government (UGX 5 billion), student payments (UGX 14.45
billion), development partners (UGX 29.66 billion), sports activities (UGX 3.79
billion), Buganda Certificates and Kingdom portraits (UGX 1.17 billion), communication
stations (UGX 16.34 billion), tourism (UGX 2.03 billion) and cooperatives (UGX
17.51 billion) among others.