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Jinja City Approves UGX 45.7Bn Budget Amidst Controversy

After council failure to consider their complaints, Kadama led her colleagues into chaotic shouts amidst the budget approval process, which prompted security operatives to throw her out of the council hall.
The Jinja city mayor, Peter Kasolo addressing journalists.

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Jinja city councilors have today approved the 2021/2022 financial year budget worth 45.7 billion Shillings, despite protests by some councilors who cited irregularities in the whole process. 

Five councilors namely Juliet Kadama, Joshua Bagoole, Lilian Sansa, Sarah Kyazike and Damulila Twahir say that committees were not given ample time to scrutinize their sector budgets and they could not approve it without scrutinising its contents for the benefit of their people. 

They also state that the current budget does not foster fair distribution of local revenue to all priority sectors in the different parts of the city. 

After council failure to consider their complaints, Kadama led her colleagues into chaotic shouts amidst the budget approval process, which prompted security operatives to throw her out of the council hall. 

Kadama stressed that the technocrats used figurative excerpts without explaining the same to the councilors, which in turn deprived them of the opportunity to understand how the whole budget will affect the wellbeing of the city dwellers whom they represent. 

However, the city speaker, Bernard Mbayo says that councilors were invited for a whole council sitting, where members of the different committees, jointly scrutinised and unanimously approved the contents of the budget. 

Meanwhile, the Jinja city mayor, Peter Kasolo says that they quickened up the budget process as a means of working within the set deadlines, however all the proper legal procedures were adhered too. 

Kasolo adds that their budget prioritizes more funding for the health and education sectors, as a means of ensuring improved service delivery for the city dwellers. 

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