Kabale District holds a budget consultative meeting for 2024/25FY.Tobias Habasa
By Alex Byakatonda
The Kabale District Chairperson, Nelson Nshangabasheija, has observed that the district will prioritize Infrastructure development in terms of roads, human capital development under Education and Health sectors, water and sanitation and Agro-industrialization in the 2024/25 Fiscal year.
Nshangabasheija made the observation today, while speaking during the district budget consultative meeting for the financial year 2024/25. The meeting was held under the theme; “Full monetization of Uganda’s Economy through Commercial, Agriculture, Industrialization, Expanding and Broadening Services, Digital Transformation and Market Access”.
He stated that under the agriculture sector, more emphasis will be put on production of Commodities that directly contribute to household food security and export revenue.
Nshangabasheija noted that as guided by the Local Government Act, Cap 243 (Section 35 (1), today’s conference marked a very important stage in the planning and budgeting process, where all stakeholders were able to share the key Investment priorities and key priority interventions that will be incorporated in the district work-plan and budget for financial year 2024/2025.
He called for cordial working relationship among all stakeholders to ensure improved and sustainable service delivery to the people of Kabale District.
Speaking during the same budget meeting, the Kabale district Chief Administrative officer, Fred Kalyesubula highlighted key policy issues in the first budget call circular for the 2024/2025FY as, the Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers Program for Results (UGIFT) program; staff Recruitment; local Government Performance Assessment for 2023; and automation of Local Revenue Processes using the Integrated Revenue Administration System (IRAS).
He added that the district will also consider the creation of new administrative Units in the FY 2024/25.
Kalyesubula also noted that the preliminary resource envelope for FY 2024/25 is 40,950,706,359 shillings including 38,831,837,359 shillings as central government Transfers, 862,557,000 shillings locally raised Revenues and 1,004,589,000 as external funding.