According to the planned expenditure, 82% of the budget will be managed by the central government, while local governments get 16%, which the experts say is too little to enable local governments operate effectively.
The crisis has caused panic among health authorities not only at the regional referral but also in other hospitals and health units that depend on the plant for oxygen. The breakdown comes amidst an increase in hospital admissions for Coronavirus Disease (COVID19) patients.
Hours after the travel ban came to effect, there has been the heavy deployment of armed police officers and Uganda People’s Defence Forces soldiers (UPDF) and the erection of roadblocks at various district boundaries across the country.
The council's financial officer Richard Mabala explains that the shortfall in the revenue collections was mainly caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. He says that the city was not able to collect revenue as anticipated at a time when businesses were closed, and the level of activity was suffocated.
At the end of their term, the councillors passed a resolution to transfer the ownership of smartphones from Nakasongola district local government to individuals. However, Alex Felix Majeme, the District Chief Administrative Officer refused to implement the resolution and instead attached the councillors' allowances for the last council sitting to recover the cost of the phones.