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Gulu District Gets UGX 2.94 Supplementary Budget :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Gulu District Gets UGX 2.94 Supplementary Budget

The new funding prioritizes agricultural development with an allocation of Shillings 370 million, while agricultural extension services received Shillings 223 million. The water and environment sector was allocated Shillings 40.9 million.
GuLu District administration block- Photo By Simon Wokorach

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Gulu District local government has received a supplementary budget allocation of Shillings 2.94 billion. This brings to Shillings 32 billion, the total budget for the 2023/2024 financial year. The LC V Chairperson, Christopher Opiyo Ateker, announced the release of the funds by the Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development.

The District Council is yet to approve the expenditures for sectoral allocations in key priority areas such as health, education, water and environment, agriculture, and community development. The new funding prioritizes agricultural development with an allocation of Shillings 370 million, while agricultural extension services received Shillings 223 million. The water and environment sector was allocated Shillings 40.9 million.

Agriculture development cluster projects received Shillings 15 million, and the education department was allocated Shillings 17.7 million. Pension and gratuity received the highest allocation of Shillings 1.6 billion, with Shillings 568 million for ex gratia and honoraria. The District had previously presented its budget shortfall to the Parliamentary Committee on Public Services and Local Government, which made the decision for the supplementary budget.

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The Chairperson of the Committee of Social Services, Kenneth Okello, expressed concern about resource constraints, highlighting that the District struggles to provide services in health facilities, education, and community development, with demands for services partially met.

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On May 31st, the Gulu district council approved a budget of Shillings 29 billion for the 2023/2024 financial year, with the education department receiving the largest allocation of Shillings 13.3 billion. The health department was allocated Shillings 5.7 billion, and the administration received Shillings 3 billion.

The grant support from the central government was projected at Shillings 20 billion, accounting for 70 percent of the budget, while Shillings 4.3 billion came from discretionary releases and Shillings 1.9 billion from donations. Another Shilling 1.5 billion was projected from other government transfers and other funding from locally raised revenues.

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