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The Government has allocated 223 billion shillings for the implementation
of the Electoral Roadmap for the 2021 General Elections.
This was revealed by the Minister for Finance, Planning and
Economic Development Matia Kasaija on Thursday during the presentation of the
budget for financial year 2019/2020.
According to Kasaija, the funds have been allocated through the
responsible institutions to kick start the implementation of the electoral process.
The Electoral Commission last year requested for 900 billion
shillings for the 2021 elections.
According to the Electoral Commission Secretary Sam Rwakoojo, the increase
in the budget for elections is due to the creation of several new
Kasaija also said that the judiciary has been allocated an
additional 73 billion shillings, which includes 20 billion for the construction
of the Supreme Court, while 22 billion shillings has been provided to enhance
the pay for judicial officers, state attorneys and prosecutors.
The Works and Transport sector got the largest share of the 40.48
trillion budget with an allocation of 6.4 trillion Shillings up from 4.7
It is followed by the
Security Sector with 3.6 trillion Shillings up from 2.06 trillion and the
Education Sector allocated 3.2 trillion up from 2.7 trillion.
The other sector allocations are Energy and Mineral Development
Sector at 2.9 trillion, Health 2.5 trillion, Accountability Sector 1.9
trillion, Justice Law and Order Sector at 1.6 trillion, Local Government Sector
1.2 trillion, Water and Environment 1.04 trillion, Agriculture 1.01 trillion an
Tourism got 157 billion, ICT 123 billion, Trade and Industry with
171 billion, Science and Technology 159 billion, Lands and Housing 193 billion,
Social Development 218 billion and others.