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Kasese Residents encouraged to embark on value addition to agricultural products

The State Minister for Local government, Hon. Jenifer Kacha Namuyango asked Kasese residents a add value to their agricultural products like coffee, maize etc in order to be able to meet the required standards for market competition. She said this during her one day tour in Kasese district during which she had a full day visit to Bugoye sub county monitoring various government funded projects among which were;

A sample of the harvested coffee at Busongora Joint 

A classroom block constructed at Katokeprimary school, Katoke Mobile catering group, One farmer who benefited underOWC,Ndugutu Sec school, Rwaking Youth motorcycle group, Bugoye HCIII, Busongora Coffee Joint, Kibirizi GFSamong others.

She also had a 30 minutes meeting with the sub county leadership during which a number ofkey community issues were discussed, she thereafter also had a 2 hours meeting with the District Technical planning committee during which various district technical issues were discussed.

During her monitoring visit, she was accompanied by Mr. Irumba David the Principal Inspector from the Ministry of Local Government, The Deputy RDC, The Chief Administrative Officer, District Chairperson Kasese and some key district staff.

The Hon. Minister (In the Middle) posses for a photo with ihani Busongora Joint members and the district leadership

Local leaders requested her consider plight of their electorates who she alleged have for long yearned for the district split.

Shortlist August 2018

KASESE DISTRICT SERVICE COMMISSION SHORTLIST
The following short-listed applicants for the post of VMMC Nurse in Baylor Uganda, Rwenzori region are required to appear before the Selection Board of the District Service Commission for a written interview on the 10th August 2018 beginning at 9:00 am. The venue will be the Board Room of the District Service Commission. This Shortlist can also be viewed on the District Website: www.kasese.go.ug or www.elibrary.kasese.go.ug

1. Muhindo Jackus
2. Mbusa Angison
3. Baluku Yosel
4. Bwambale Lukas
5. Abubakar Asuman Kule
6. Kabugho Jackline
7. Biira Scovia
8. Mbambu Lovis Mubale
9. Ahebwa Simon Kule
10. Friday Eriya
11. Kihinga Justine
12. Mbusa Joshuah
13. Masereka Yohana
14. Biira Angella
15. Kababito Mary
16. Masika Jostar Kathende
17. Biira Ester
18. Muhindo Doreen
19. Mbindule Sarah
20. Kule Yokonia
21. Mugisa Isaiah
22. Mbindule Geisillena
23. Kabugho Hope
24. Bwambale Jamari
25. Kyakimwa Janet
26. Nyabuthunu Rusia
27. Isemibiri Geofrey
28. Watsema Kiiza
29. Bwambale Chrisple
30. Masereka Joackim
31. Kyakimwa Zyeinina
32. Chungu Scovia
33. Kusemererwa Jenifer
34. Masika Roset
35. Biira Christine
36. Muhindo Zeulia
37. Kabugho Florence
38. Tumusime Robet
39. Syahekwa Vicent
40. Masereka Sofress
41. Bwambale Philip
42. Mwiraghulhu Roset
43. Muhindo Janegrace
44. Kabugho Robinah Peace
45. Kabugho Laheri
46. Bwambale Asheli
47. Masereka Harson
48. Tibaijuka Earnest
49. Biira Hellen
50. Kabugho Jesca
51. Biira Molly
52. Kabugho Rahab
53. Muhindo Juliet
54. Kabugho Bridget

All candidates MUST present originals of their National ID, identity cards of academic institutions and organizations that they have worked with together with a pen and a pencil.

SECRETARY,
DISTRICT SERVICE COMMISSION

Advert for pre-Qualification 2018

KASESE DISTRICT LOCAL GOVERNMENT

BID NOTICE UNDER OPEN DOMESTIC BIDDING

 PROCUREMENT NOTICE NO: KSE/521/WRKS/SUPLS/ SRVCS /2018/2019/00001

Kasese District Local Government is in the process of pre-qualifying service providers for works, supplies and services for F/y 2018/2019, management of revenue centers for 1st and 2nd quarter 2018 and management of annual tenders for the Financial Year 2018/19.

The entity hereby invites competent firms and individuals to submit sealed applications /bids for the following items below:-

CATEGORY A:   SUPPLIES.

  1. Supply of electrical equipments, solar and Generators.
  2. Supply of timber, school desks, office furniture, poles and furnishing
  3. Supply of computers, photocopiers, printers, accessories (toner, cartridge), key boards, extension cables and cameras.
  4. Supply of agricultural inputs, tree seedlings, veterinary drugs, poultry feeds, livestock (goats, cows, pigs, chicken, fish fry, fish feeds), food stuffs, tools and equipments.
  5. Supply of Building, construction materials, protective wear and road tools.
  6. Supply of pipes, fittings, plumbing materials, Borehole spare parts, sewing machines and rainwater harvesting tanks.
  7. Supply of maize mills, coffee hullers, ground nuts mills, welding machines, Rice threshers and fish, chicken feed mixers.

CATEGORY B: SERVICES.

  1. Provision of legal services (Retainer Basis).
  2. Survey, design and documentation of GFS
  3. Provision of land and roads surveying and Designing of buildings.
  4. Provision of Rating Valuation services.
  5. Training and Capacity Building.
  6. Land scarping and compound design.
  7. Provision of web/telecommunication services
  8. Provision of Engraving services

CATEGORY C: WORKS.

  1. Construction, completion, Renovation and maintenance of Buildings.
  2. Construction of springs, well protection and valley dams.
  3. Construction, Rehabilitation of Gravity Flow Schemes, borehole drilling, drilling of river rocks and Installation of plumbing materials.
  4. Construction of water channels, rehabilitation, periodic maintenance of roads and Bridges using machines (opening, grading and gravelling) and installation of culverts.
  5. Construction, Renovation and completion of VIP – Latrines.
  6. Maintenance, repair, extension and Installation of Electrical materials.
  7. Construction of bridges and Timber bridge
  8. Installation of concrete culverts.

 CATEGORY D: ANNUAL TENDERS FOR F/Y 2018 -19

  1. Management/Collection of market dues from Salt Lake market in Katwe Kabatooro Town Council.
  2. Collection of market dues from Kasenyi salt in L. Katwe S/c.
  3. Collection of property tax on 10% commission basis in Mpondwe Lhubiriha T/c
  4. Collection of Hotel tax in Mpondwe Lhubiriha Town Council
  5. Ward, office cleaning and fumigation of Bwera Hospital.
  6. Compound cleaning and maintenance of Bwera Hospital.
  7. Supply of food staffs (milk, tea leaves, sugar, soap and charcoal) to Bwera Hospital.
  8. Procurement of private operators for the Agro processing machines (Coffee Hullers) in the Sub counties of Kilembe, Nyakiyumbu and Bwesumbu.
  9. Provision of street sweeping/refuse collection in Katwe Kabatooro T/c.
  10. Collection of local Hotel tax from Hotels lodges and tourist guest houses in KKTC.
  11. Management/Collection of market dues from Lhubiriha Market in Mpondwe Lhubiriha T/c

 CATEGORY E: FRAMEWORK CONTRACTS FOR F/Y 2018 -2019).

  1. Supply of fuel, lubricants and serving of motor vehicles
  2. Supply of general stationery, Education materials, FAL materials, toner, cartridge, key boards, extension cables, and cameras and institutional staff uniform and small office equipments.
  3. Services for operation and maintenance of activities of rural water supply facilities.
  4. Supply of general printed stationery, Vouchers, Receipts, Operation permits, LPO, goods received note and Identity Cards.
  5. Supply of bitumen, primer, limestone, cement, culverts, gravel, stone dust, sand, hardcore, iron sheets, Nails, Paint, iron bars, ropes and aggregates.
  6. Provision for Secretarial, printing, binding and photocopying services.
  7. Provision for transport- Vehicle hire – pick up, 4 WD and 2 tones, 4 tones, 7 tones and 10 tone trucks.
  8. Repair/ servicing of computers, photocopiers and binding machines.
  9. Supply of Human drugs, Medical supplies, laboratory detergents and medical equipments.
  10. Repairs/ maintenance of Vehicles, Generators and Motorcycles
  11. Provision for accommodation, conference facilities, events management and catering services.
  12. Provision of media services such as conducting of radio talk shows and advertisement
  13. Supply of bottled water (for dispenser) for office consumption
  14. Supply of General consumables and cleaning materials (foods, beverages, sugar, soap, canteens, sundries, toilet papers, Vim, Jik, Jazzy, brooms) and related products.
  15. Supply of tyres, tubes and batteries
  16. Printing of primary Exams

CATEGORY F: MANAGEMENT OF PARKING FEES (ANNUAL TENDER FOR F/Y 2018 -2019).

  1. Katwe Parking fees in Katwe Kabatooro Town Council.

 CATEGORY G: Tenders for 4th Quarter 2018

 Construction of administration block for Rukoki Sub County at Buhaghura.

MARKETS RUNNING FROM 1ST JULY TO 31ST DECEMBER 2018 AND ANNUAL TENDERS CAN BE FOUND ON THE KASESE DISTRICT WEBSITE. www.kasese.go.ug, PDU, SUB-COUNTY AND TOWN COUNCIL NOTICE BOARDS.

 GRADE: A

S/N MARKET SUB-COUNTY LOCATION DURATION
1. Maliba Maliba 6 months
2. Kithoma Kasenyi Buhuhira 6 months
3. Kyanya Maliba 6 months
4. Kanyatsi/Kithoma Kitholhu 6 months
5. Kanyampara Munkunyu 6 months
GRADE: B
1. Kyanzababiri market Kyondo 6 months
2. Kinyabisiki market Kyondo 6 months
3. Kyondo /Kyambithi market Kyondo 6 months
4. Musasa – Katulu market Kyondo 6 months
5. Kyondo Slaughter fees Kyondo 6 months
6. Mukathi market Maliba 6 months
7. Maliba slaughter fees Maliba 6 months
8. Katoho market Munkunyu 6 months
9. Kitsutsu market Munkunyu 6 months
10. Nkunyu market Munkunyu 6 months
11. Kiburara market Kisinga 6 months
12. Kamughobe market Kisinga 6 months
13. Kajwenge market Kisinga 6 months
14. Musyenene market Nyakiyumbu 6 months
15. Kalongoyire market Nyakiyumbu 6 months
16. Nyamukade market Nyakiyumbu 6 months
17. Katholhu – Rwehingo market Nyakiyumbu 6 months
18. Fish movement permit Nyakiyumbu 6 months
19. Loading and off-loading Nyakiyumbu 6 months
20. Cowerie shells Nyakiyumbu 6 months
21. Collection of trading licenses Nyakiyumbu 6 months
22. Kyarumba Slaughter fees Kyarumba Town Council 6 months
23. Kaghema Buying centres Kyarumba 6 months
24. Kighenge market Kyarumba 6 months
25. Kyarumba Sub-county slaughter fees Kyarumba 6 months
26. Kitabona Buying centres Kyarumba 6 months
27. Kabatunda Kirabaho market Kyabarungira 6 months
28. Kyabarungira Slaughter fees Kyabarungira 6 months
29. Kanamba Kivengenya market Karusandara 6 months
30. Ihandiro market Ihandiro 6 months
31. Kawempe market Ihandiro 6 months
32. Mahango Lower Mahango 6 months
33. Mahango upper Mahango 6 months
34. Kasangali – Kajole market Bwesumbu 6 months
35. Bwesumbu slaughter fees Bwesumbu 6 months
36. Katunguru market L. Katwe 6 months
37. Hamukungu market L. Katwe 6 months
38. Kasenyi main market L. Katwe 6 months
39. Kinyateke market L. Katwe 6 months
40. Kahokya market L. Katwe 6 months
41. Murambi market L. Katwe 6 months
42 Muhokya market Muhokya 6 Months

CANOE LANDING SITES

S/N CANOE LANDING SITES SUB-COUNTY LOCATION GRADE DURATION
1. Kasenyi Canoe landing L. Katwe B 6 months
2. Katunguru Canoe Landing L. Katwe B 6 months
3. Hamukungu Canoe Landing L. Katwe B 6 months
4. Kayanja Canoe landing site Nyakiyumbu B 6 months
5. Canoe transport Nyakiyumbu B 6 months

MPONDWE – LHUBIRIHA TOWN COUNCIL

S/N REVENUE SOURCES GRADE Duration
1. Upper Customs market A 6 months
2. Mpondwe market A 6 months
3. Nyabugando market B 6 months
4. Bumali market B 6 months
5. Kasanga market B 6 months

 KISINGA TOWN COUNCIL

 S/N

REVENUE SOURCES GRADE DURATION
1. Kisinga market A 6 months
2. Kisinga Slaughter B 6 months
3. Kagando market B 6 months
4. Buzira market C 6 months
5. Kirembo market C 6 months

 KATWE KABATOORO TOWN COUNCIL

 S/N

REVENUE SOURCES GRADE DURATION
1. Fish landing dues B 6 months
2. Katwe central market B 6 months
3. Fish Movement Permit B 6 months

 RUGENDABARA/KIKINGO TOWN COUNCIL

 S/N

REVENUE SOURCES GRADE DURATION
1. Rugendabara Kikongo market B 6 months

 KINYAMASEKE TOWN COUNCIL

 S/N

REVENUE SOURCES GRADE DURATION
1. Kinyamaseke main market B 6 months

 MUBUKU TOWN COUNCIL

 S/N

REVENUE SOURCES GRADE DURATION
1. Mubuku market B 6 months
2. Mubuku slaughter fees B 6 months

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • (a) All payments of non-refundable fees should be paid on the District General Fund Collection Account Number 0930006382354 in Stanbic Bank Kasese Branch.  A copy of the banking slip should be presented to the District Cashier for receipting.  The receipt will be presented to the Head Procurement and Disposal Unit for accessing bid documents.  Original receipt should be attached to the tender application.

(b) Applicants must have an operational license for Kasese District Local Government for the F/Y                                                           2018-2019 obtained at the Revenue Office. Companies will pay operation license of Shs.100, 000/=, Co-operative Societies and individuals Shs. 50,000=.

(c) Bidders for categories A, B, C, D, E , F and G will pay non-refundable fees of Shs. 100,000/= for each item.

 (d) Bidders for rural and urban markets will pay non-refundable fees as follows:-

Shs.     100,000= for Grade A markets.

Shs.     50,000= for Grade B markets.

 All the applicants must attach the following legal requirements:-

  1. Detailed company profile.
  2. Evidence of key staff.
  3. Original Receipt of non refundable fee.
  4. Current income Tax clearance certificate.
  5. Certificate of Registration/Incorporation.
  6. Recent bank statement and Audited Accounts.
  7. Evidence of past experience.
  8. Operational permit for F/y 2018/2019
  9. Other requirements are in the bid documents

Applicants for Revenue Centers can be firms /individuals and should attach C & H and categories A, B, C, D, E and G must be companies and No. 8 of category D may be co-operatives, firms or individuals while category F must be Co-operative societies only operating within their respective Town Councils. Bidders for coffee hullers may apply for both or one in each Sub-county.  Co-operatives must attach C, D,H,F,E.

  1. All consultations and guidance pertaining payments of non-refundable fees, procurement procedures and tender documents should be sought from Procurement and Disposal Unit during office hours.
  2. The numbers of copies required are two which must be properly sealed and clearly marked “TENDER FOR” ….. and should be addressed and submitted to The Head Procurement and Disposal Unit, Kasese District Local Government, P.O. Box 250, KASESE not later than 10:00 a.m. of 4th June  2018 And thereafter bids will be opened the same day at 10:30 a.m. in the PDU boardroom where interested bidders/representatives may choose to attend.

Late submissions will be rejected.

The entity is not bound to accept the lowest, highest or either bid for revenue sources

 

Planned procurement schedule (subject to changes) is as follows:-

Publish of bid notice/advert 15th May 2018
Pre bid meeting NIL
Bid closing & opening of bids 4th June 2018
Evaluation process 5th June 2018
Display of  best evaluated bidder notice 7th June 2018
Contract award & signature 21st June 2018

 CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

KASESE DISTRICT LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

Full District Budget Speech 2018

 MOTION SEEKING COUNCIL TO ADOPT AND DISCUSS COMMITTEE REPORTS FOR APPROVAL OF THE REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE ESTIMATES AND WORK PLANS FOR THE FY 2018/19

Mr. Speaker Sir,

The Local Government Act Cap 243 as amended part IV Section 35 Sub Section 1. “The District Council shall be the Planning Authority of the District.”

In addition, the same act, Section 83 (4) requires that the District Chairperson shall present before this Council the Revenue and Expenditure Estimates for every FY for the Council to approve. Accordingly Mr. Speaker, am performing this duty on behalf of the District Chairperson. This budget process has gone through a consultative process as espoused in the harmonized participatory planning guidelines for local governments and the Public Finance Management Act 2015.

Mr. Speaker you will recall that this budget was laid on the 22nd day of February 2018. On that day, the annual work plan for the FY 2018/19 was also laid and sector allocations were highlighted. After laying the budget, council dissolved into sectoral committees to discuss their respective sectoral budgets and work plans a process that was conducted on 10th, 11th and 14th May 2018 for Social Services, Works and Production and Finance & Planning Committees respectively. Later on 18th May 2018, the Finance, Planning & Administration Committee in view of her mandate sat to harmonize the priorities as agreed on in all the Sectoral Committees.

Mr. Speaker Sir, during the Committee sittings the Heads of Sectors presented details of the work plans and budgets for FY 2018/19 for discussion and recommendation to Council. In addition the Finance Committee discussed the extracted Integrated Capacity Building Plan, the Procurement and Revenue Enhancement Plans for the FY 2018/19 hence adoption of its report will also by extension mean approving these important budget extracts for the FY 2018/19.

Budget Performance 2017/18

Mr. Speaker the approved budget including supplementaries for the FY 2017/18 was as below:

Source                                    Budget 2017/18                             Actual at May 2018

Locally raised revenues         1,916,370,000

Central Gov’t Transfers                   53,097

Donor Support

Total

Council recognizes local revenue collected and spent by the lower local governments. This is because the district accounting system cannot capture the 65% retained by the Sub Counties and 100% by the urban councils.

Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure for FY 2018/19

Mr. Speaker Sir, the total budget as laid was shs. 55,401,344,982 (fifty five billion four hundred one million three hundred forty four thousand nine hundred eighty two) projected from the following sources;

  • Locally raised revenues 1,592,615,000
  • Central Government Transfers 51,285,128,082
  • Donor funding 2,523,601,900

Total                                                                    55,401,344,982

However the local government planning and budgeting cycle is a continuous process and involves changes in the indicative planning figures to LGs from the central government, donors and local revenue projections by the district budget desk. During the period March-April 2018, Central Government announced a number of policy changes in third budget call circular for FY 2018/19 including the wage enhancement for science cadres. As a result the total district wage has increased from shs. 33.7 bn to shs. 39.5 bn. Also additional revenues have come from enhanced sector development grants particularly Health and Education. Thirdly government in net terms has increased the Uganda Road Fund allocation by 50.8% to shs. 4,141,607,000 including the projected emergency funding.

As a result, the total budget for the district for the FY 2018/19 as discussed by the Sectoral Committees of Council during the month of May is Ug. Shs. 67,763,480,000 (Sixty Seven billion Seven hundred Sixty Three million Four Hundred Eighty Thousand only) which will come from the following sources;

  • Locally Raised Revenue 1,852,615,000
  • Central Government Transfers 63,911,264,000
  • Donor funding 2,533,601,000

Total                                                                    shs. 67,763,480,000

Mr. Speaker Sir, as seen from above, local revenue will constitute about 2.7% of the total projected revenue, central government transfers will account for 93.6% while donor disbursements will constitute about 3.7%. Significantly Mr. Speaker we have continued to budget for Unicef support despite poor performance during the FY 2017/18 because the organization has indicated that they will support the district again.

Mr. Speaker Sir, we are aware of the priority areas of Government as outlined in the Second National Development Plan. Consequently we have allocated funds keeping in mind the government priority service areas as below;

·        Administration Shs. 13,601,799,689
·        Finance Shs. 330,828,000
·        Statutory Bodies Shs. 1,052,811,000
·        Production & Marketing Shs. 1,669,683,880
·        Health Shs. 9,973,495,721
·        Education Shs. 30,153,182,329
·        Roads and engineering Shs. 4,540,720,480
·        Water Shs. 813,574,500
·        Natural resources Shs. 673,919,897
·        Community Based Services Shs. 1,641,825,788
·        Planning Shs. 696,281,309
·        Internal Audit Shs. 60,000,000
·        Transfers to LLGs Shs. 2,555,357,407

 

Total                                                   Shs.    67,763,480,000

Mr. Speaker Sir, a total of shs. 39,465,584,000 or 58.2% of the projected resource envelope will go towards payment of salaries for staff, shs. 20,039,197,000 or 24.9% of the revenue will go towards recurrent activities including pension and gratuity to support decentralization and key service delivery projects, shs.                    8,867,515,000 or 13.1% of the revenue will go towards capital development projects particularly in the areas of health, education, roads and production, shs. 2,533,601,000 or 3.7% of the budget will go towards donor development projects particularly in the departments of health, community based services, education and water.

I have noted Mr. Speaker Sir, that some departments did not capture departmental Wage/Salaries when presenting to Committees. This explains some of the variations in budget totals from some departments compared to what was presented in the committees. There is a tendency to think that salaries are obvious. I have accordingly cautioned all departments to in future present wage as part of the monies for appropriation by members. The budget figures and projects are in line with our Budget Framework Paper for the FY 2018/19 as submitted to the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and have been aligned to our 2nd five year development plan FY 2015/16-2019/20.

Mr. Speaker Sir, mobilizing the community for additional revenue is our constitutional obligation and patriotic duty. We must all engage in the noble duty to mobilize for more revenues for our council if we are to meet and attain our development goals and aspirations.

Mr. Speaker Sir, I propose that council dissolves into a committee of supplies to adopt, discuss and approve the recommendations of the Standing Committees of Council and as such approve the Revenue Estimates and Expenditures and Work plans for the FY 2018/19.

Mr. Speaker, I beg to move.

 

Ntabose Gideon Sanyu

VICE CHAIRPERSON/SECRETARY FINANCE, PLANNING AND ADMINSTRATION

Kasese District Budget reading for FY 2018/19

The General public in hereby informed that the District Budget reading for FY 2018/19 Budget is tomorrow Tuesday 29/5/2018 during the council sitting at the District Mult-Purpose hall opposite the airfield starting at 9.00AM.
Key highlights in the District Budget for FY 2018/19
1. Nyakatozi Seed Sec. Sch
2. Supply bof furniture to Kirabaho, Bugoye, Katebe, Kamabwe, Kanyughunya, Kibuga, Kitswamba Primary Schools
Construction of 2 class rooms at Kyamuduna and Nyisango Primary schools and many more…

The following Gravity Flow schemes are to be constructed.
1. Kyamiza,
2.Mbulamasi-Rwebitoke
3. Mbunga-Nyakazinga
4. Bwera water supply re-habilitation and many more

In works thye following roads are to be re-habilitated
1. Kihyo-Kithoma Road
2. Maliba-Isule
3. Rukoki-Kapoko roads, Kyoho bridge completion and many roads to be maintained

The folloowing Health Centre IIIs are to be upgraded to HCIV’s
1. Kyalumba HCIII
2. Bugoye
3. Kitswamba
4. Completion of Nyamirami HCIV and many more

Listen to a full Pre-Budget talkshow on https://soundcloud.com/user-…/pre-budget-talk-show-kdlg-2018

The District Budget reading will be live on Kasese Guide Radio 100.5FM tomorrow 29/5/2018 starting at 10.00AM for those in Kasese. Thanks

Re-Schedule of the community dialogue

The general public is hereby informed that the community dialogue (Baraza) that had been scheduled for 26th April 2018 at Mpondwe Pri. Sch in Mpondwe-Lhubiriha Town Council and was not held due to the death on 2 Municipal council Councillors has been re-scheduled for 16/5/2018 at the same venue starting at 12.00PM
  

Kasese journalists trained in ICT

At least 15 journalists in Kasese District are in a two days training on ICT usage for effective journalism. The capacity building training is sponsored by The Collaboration on International ICT Policy in east and Southern Africa (CIPESA) and being implemented at The E-Society Resource Centre. We Shall keep you posted on the proceedings and pertinent issues raised during the training

Seasonal rainfall outlook March-May 2018

March to May (MAM) constitutes the first major rainfall season in Uganda. During
the 48th Climate Outlook Forum for the Greater Horn of Africa held in Mombasa,
Kenya from 12th to 13th February 2018, the national, regional and international
climate scientists reviewed the state of the global climate system and its implications
on the seasonal rainfall over the East African region. It was observed that the major
physical conditions likely to influence the weather conditions of Uganda and the rest
of the region for the forecast period of March to May 2018 are as follows:
i) The predicted evolution of Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs)including neutral
phase of Indian Ocean Dipole and the anticipated evolution from La Nina to
neutral ENSO conditions in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean (No El Niño
& no La Niña);
ii) The influence of regional circulation patterns, topographical features and
large inland water bodies.Click here to download detailed report..

Kasese budget suffers donor blow

By John B. Thawite

The Kasese district budget for the financial year ending has suffered a major blow arising from reduced donor funding.

According to the district vice chairperson, Elly Magwara, the district had by end of April realised only 890.655m/= out of the expected Shs2,031,655,000  to from Unicef, putting the district budget performance at 41%.

“At the mid-term evaluation at the end of December 2016, adjustments were made on donor support from Shs Shs2,031b to 890.655m/=  due to the poor performance from Unicef where disbursements had been affected due to the global economic recession,” Magwara noted.

Magwara, who also doubles as secretary for finance, planning and administration, wason Friday presenting the 2017/2018 financial year budget estimates, worth Shs57, 345,894,051 during the Council sitting held at the district multipurpose hall.

The district had estimated to spend up from Shs53,449,348,000 in the year ending, he said..

But he said the district had continued to budget for Unicef support despite poor performance during the year ending “because the organisation has indicated that they will support the district again.”

Revenue sources

Magwara said the district expected to raise the Shs57,345,894,051 from local revenue (shs1.916,370,000), Central Government (53,097,868,551) and Shs2,331,655,500 from donors, accounting for 3.4%, 92..% and 4.1% respectively.

If the 57,345,894,051/= for service delivery were to be distributed among the residents, each person would have only Shs81,686 to spend on services in the entire 2017/2018 financial year.

Expenditure

He said salaries, including pension and gratuity, are to consume a total of Shs36,631,221,921 or 64% while  11.4bn of the revenue will be spent on recurrent activities to support decentralisation and key service delivery projects.

Shs 4.3bn is to go to development projects especially health, education, roads and production while donor about Shs2.331bn is to go into donor development projects.

He challenged the district leaders to engage the community for additional revenue.

Past achievements

Outlining a catalogue of achievements, which included class room blocks, roads, the district chairman, Godfrey Sibendire Bigogo, he said district had also undertaken the construction of other projects including mini-Irrigation schemes to mitigate the unpredictable weather patterns.

“People owning land along roads should grow trees to avert the increasingly negative climatic changes in the district,” Bigogo urged.

District Budget at glance

 Administration: 6,013,154,675, Finance: 386,873,000., Statutory bodies: 871,280,000, Production and Marketing: 827,546,439, Health: 9,727,617,317,  Education – 29,387,461,506, Roads and engineering:2,663,235,865, Water: 793,237858, Natural resources: 683,649,859, Community-Based Services: 2,434,511,401,  Planning Unit: 753,908,388, Internal Audit: 76,873,000, Transfers to lower local governments: 2,720,671,744.

END