While presenting the KCCA budget estimates before council on Tuesday, Kitaka noted that there are several unfunded priorities recurring from the previous budget resulting from low funding. He listed the priorities as renovation and maintenance of KCCA Health Centers, Operationalization of the new landfill at Kiteezi, procurement of garbage trucks, Management of Litigation, Arbitration and Compensations and procurement of Cesspool trucks for faecal sludge collection among others.
Kampala Capital City
Authority-KCCA wants government to allocate it 3 percent of the National Budget
to the Authority. According to the 2020/2021 National Budget Framework paper, 3
percent of the 39.6 trillion proposed budget would amount to Shillings 1.7
The proposal by KCCA
to push for the 3 percent of the National Budget allocation was reached during
the discussion of the authority budget estimates tabled by the Ag. Executive
Director, Andrew Kitaka.
The KCCA team expected
to present its budget proposal before the Finance Committee of Parliament Wednesday.
According to the budget frame work paper, government proposes to allocate KCCA
Shillings 285 billion in the 2020/2021 for financial year without external
While presenting the KCCA budget estimates before council on Tuesday, Kitaka
noted that there are several unfunded priorities recurring from the previous
budget resulting from low funding.
He listed the priorities as renovation
and maintenance of KCCA Health Centers, Operationalization of the new landfill
at Kiteezi, procurement of garbage trucks, Management of Litigation,
Arbitration and Compensations and procurement of Cesspool trucks for faecal
sludge collection among others.
According to Kitaka, the unfunded priorities stand at over Shillings 473
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Kitaka, explained that
about Shillings 44 billion out of the Shillings 100 billion needed has been
allocated to the Engineering and Technical Services department to carry out
among others market renovations and improve drainage.
He also said KCCA had
budget for over Shillings 1.2 billion out of Shillings 17 billion set aside for
public health programs like procurement of vaccines and drugs for KCCA health
center and renovations.
The budget also allocates Shillings 3.4 billion out of the required over Shillings
150 billion for Water and Environment projects. The projects include management
and expansion of Kiteezi Land fill, repair of garbage trucks and other
Government has only
provided Shillings 5 billion out of the Shillings 7 billion budgeted for Education
and Social Services. Makerere University Councilor, Doreen Nyanjura says government should extend
more funding to KCCA such that it is able to effectively deliver services to
the people of Kampala.
She decried the unfunded priorities that she says will affect
the people of Kampala. Nyanjura who debated
passionately about the sanitation status of Kampala, said the failure to invest
in plans like buying garbage trucks could worsen the bad situation.
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Nakawa 1 Councilor, Moses Mugisha Okwera, asked government to increase funding
to KCCA because it is a capital city and the fact that it contributes highly to
the National Treasury.
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Doreen Sabuka, the Chairperson
of the Revenue Collection Steering Committee shared the same sentiments, saying
government ought to increase funding to KCCA. She hopes that the team from KCCA
will be able to put up a strong defense and convince the Presidential Affairs
Committee to buy their proposal.
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The Authority is also
lobbying government to include its budget to Shillings 139 billion provided by
World Bank under the Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development
Project (KIIDP 2).
The project was meant to end this financial year but KCCA sought an extension,
which World Bank has since approved. KCCA needs government to approve the fund
and include it on the KCCA budget such that the money can be spent and