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Rwenzori Leaders Want Changes in UGX 600 Billion Dev't Plan

On Tuesday, the Chairperson of Local Government Finance Commission, Dr Agnes Atim Adea, unveiled that regions development plan budget for the districts of Ntoroko, Kabarole, Bunyangabu, Kasese, Kamwenge, Kyenjojo, Bundibugyo and Kyegegwa and Fort Portal Municipality.
10 Jan 2019 10:48

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Leaders in Rwenzori region want changes made in the 600 billion shillings development plan before its implemented.

On Tuesday, the Chairperson of Local Government Finance Commission, Dr Agnes Atim Adea, unveiled that region's development plan budget for the districts of Ntoroko, Kabarole, Bunyangabu, Kasese, Kamwenge, Kyenjojo, Bundibugyo and Kyegegwa and Fort Portal Municipality.

On Wednesday, leaders from the region demanded that a number of recommendations should be considered before the plan is implemented.

Kyenjojo District LC5 Chairperson, William Kaija, demanded that bureaucracy should be minimal and that supervision of the program should be left to the district leaders. He argued that creation of many supervisory committees will increase the operational costs.

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Kyegegwa District Woman MP, Stella Kiiza, argued that there should be a clear policy governing the program or else it will fail to achieve the intended purpose.

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The Minister of State for Gender and Culture and also Bunyangabu Woman MP, Peace Mutuuzo, observed that there is continued degradation of wetlands in the region, which is likely to cause acute water shortage in the near future.

She recommended that the development plan should consider extending clean and safe water to most parts of region.

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The Kabarole Residents District Commissioner, Stephen Asiimwe, noted that most districts are struggling financially because of corrupt and incompetent technical staff. He said that there is need to train the technical staff on proper supervision of the program to ensure it is effectively implemented.

The Minister of Local Government, Tom Butime says that the concerns of the leaders will be addressed before the plan is approved by cabinet and parliament.



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