Kabale district council passes a 469 supplementary budget to manage Covid-19.Tobias Habasa
Kabale district council on Thursday 19th August 2021, unanimously approved a supplementary budget worth 469,891,066 million Uganda shilling to help in the management of Covid-19.
The money is part of the central government transfers to the districts and municipalities to support Covid-19 activities. The funds were approved during a council session that was held at National Teachers College Kabale-NTC Kabale hall in Kabale municipality.
The motion to approve the budget was moved by the Kyanamira Sub County female councilor, also the secretary for administration, finance, planning, works and technical services committee, Bridget Asinga and seconded by Richard Mporeera, the district male representative for older persons.
According to the Kabale district Chief Finance officer, Julius Mujuni, 58,291,066 million shillings, of the funds, is to act as a top up on the discretionary development equalization grant (DDEG), for Covid-19 standard operating procedures whereas, the 411,600,000 million shillings will be used as Covid-19 emergency funds.
Mujuni said that 58,291,066 million shillings was received from the ministry of local government, while 411,600,000 million shillings, was appropriated by parliament to help the ministry of health to help in the management of Covid-19 in districts.
The Kabale district speaker, Flavia Nyinakiza Kanagizi, implored the health department to ensure accountability and proper use of the fund.
The same council constituted sectoral committees. The Kahungye Sub County male councilor, Becker Champion Becker, was selected the chairperson of Production, Martketing and Natural resources committee, Lydia Turyasingura, the chairperson of health, education and community based services committee, while the male representative for older persons, Richard Mporera, was selected the chairperson for administration, finance, planning, works and technical services committee.