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Agago Receives UGX 3.1 Billion for Operation of Newly Created Administrative Units

The Agago Senior District Planner, Bongomin Akal, says that part of the disbursement totaling Shillings 2.3billion has been apportioned to cater for infrastructure development, non-wage, recurrent development grants, ex-gratia honoraria, and councilors allowances.
Agago district has received over Shillings 3.1billion to kickstart the operations of nine newly created lower administrative units. This is part of the central government transfers through the Finance, Planning and Economic Development to the district.

The new administrative units include Agengo, Ajali, Kuywee, Laperebong, and Lira Kato sub-counties. which will each receive Shillings 30 million, while Adilang, Lai Mutto, and Lira Palwo town councils will each receive Shillings 50million while Wol has been allocated Shillings 59million. 

The Agago Senior District Planner, Bongomin Akal, says that part of the disbursement totaling Shillings 2.3billion has been apportioned to cater for infrastructure development, non wage, recurrent development grants, ex-gratia honoraria, and councilors allowances.

According to Akal, as part of the planning process, technocrats at the newly created

administrative units are expected to develop their budget estimates, annual

work plans for approval as supplementary budgets before the council and subsequent

utilization.

The Lira Kato Sub County LC III Chairperson, Kite Okidi Ojok says the development is timely relief since the persistent lack of funding has made many local governments nonfunctional, which has crippled service delivery to residents.   According to Okidi, most of the new sub-counties and town councils were depending on meager locally raised revenue and support from their mother administrative units for

their operations. 

The Paimol Sub County LC III Chairperson, George William Kilama Mukasa, says that most of the new administrative units had failed to recruit prominent staff and have been operating under trees as they lack office space.