The Rubanda District Council on Wednesday May 31st 2023 passed the Budget Estimates for the Financial Year 2023-2024 amounting to Ugx 36.8 Billion.
The Budget Estimates were read out by the District LC.5 Chairperson Ampèire Stephen Kasyaba at the District Conference Hall, during the District Council that was chaired by the Speaker, Mary Waguma.
Out of the approved UGX 36.8 billion, the Education sector takes the Lion’s share with Ugx 18.7 billion, followed by Health whose allocation is Ugx 9.3 billion, Roads and Engineering is allocated Ugx 2.02 billion, while administrative activities will also consume Ugx 3.1 billion.
According to Chairman Kasyaba, the Budget is expected to be funded with at least UGX. 599.2 million Collected from Local Revenue, while the rest of the funds will be from the Central Government and Development Partners.
Kasyaba said that in the next financial year, the district will concentrate on the ongoing construction of Ruhija Seed Secondary School in Ruhija Sub county and Kibuzigye Secondary School in Hamuhambo Town Council, Construction of the Council Block and offices, Construction of the District Health Officer’s Office, Mechanized maintenance of Ihunga Kyamabare road (18Km), Kaara – Nyamuliro- Nshanjare road (12KM), Kaara-Mengo road (8KM), Nfasha-Kagunga-Mugyera-Habuhutu road (24KM) among others.
Kasyaba also revealed that the District had received additional funding that was requested through the State Minister of Finance and area MP Henry Musasizi, and the money will be spent in the next financial year.
He explained that part of the additional funding will be used to develop Kakore-Bugiri and Kyantobe-Kibuzigye road. Other projects include Rehabilitation of Ruboroga Gravity Flow Scheme, Construction of the last phase of Bulimbe Gravity Flow Scheme, Construction of a multipurpose hall at Kacereere Secondary School, Construction of an Outpatient Department at Kagarama HC.II, among others.