Kitgum District Local Government has increased its budget for the financial year
council on Thursday approved a draft budget of 36.9 Billion shillings, an
increment of 1.007 billion shillings up from the 35.9 billion shillings in the financial
budget was presented to the council by Kevin Joyce Atim, the Vice-chairperson,
and also the leader of the Government Business.
the budget, Education and Sports sector took a bigger share of the budget of
13.4 billion, followed by Health and Environment at 9.3 billion shillings. Trade
Industry and Local Economic Development-(TILED) and Internal Audit got the
least budget at only 59.5 and 36 million shillings, respectively.
presented the expected Local revenue estimates of 246.4 million shillings.
of this fund shall come from the fees charges, miscellaneous, local service
tax. Land fees, Kitgum General Hospital Private Wing, application fees in
addition to [other] revenue sources,” Atim said.
stated that despite the approval of the budget, the district is yet to receive
the third budget call circular for the financial year 2022/2023, which is where
they expect changes in the District Discretionary Equalization Grant-DDEG,
which has been given to only two town councils.
the lack of funding will affect the performance improvement plan and all
unfinished DDEG projects might stall.
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She notes that the lack of DDEG will affect
the capital development in the district.
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that areas that will be most affected in the district are production and roads
because their budget is very low.
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2021/2022 financial year, Kitgum District Council approved a budget of
shillings 35.9 billion.