Kabale district council passes a 282.5 supplementary budget for Polio and Covid vaccinations .

Kabale district council passes a 282.5 supplementary budget for Polio and Covid vaccinations .

By Alex Byakatonda

Kabale district council on Thursday approved two supplementary budgets, worth 282.51 million shillings for the financial year 2021/2022, to cater for the accelerated Covid-19 mass vaccination and the house to house polio vaccination campaign for children below 5 years respectively.

The motions to approve the two supplementary budgets were presented before the council that was held in the district council hall by the secretary for finance, administration, planning, works and technical services committee, Bridget Asinga Tumwesigye and seconded by the Buhara Sub County female councilor, Annet Kabagambe.

Asinga said that the 204,204,000 million shillings is to help the health department to implement the Accelerated Covid-19 vaccination campaign like supporting vaccination teams, planning, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, as well as building capacity of health workers. The district targets to vaccinate over 120,000 people and has so far vaccinated over 90,000 people.
Asinga added that 78,311,100 million shillings will be allocated to maintain cold chain, deliver vaccines and ice pads and ensure vaccine accountability during the house to house mass vaccination of children below the age of five years against polio that is slated to commence early next month.
The Kabale district speaker, Flavia Nyinakiza Kanagizi, implored the health department to ensure accountability and proper use of the fund.

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