According to the Secretary of Finance and Budgeting Basil Bataringaya, there was a shortfall of 400 million shillings out of the expected 1 billion shillings. The shortfall affected most activities that had been planned for implementation.
district local government has recorded a shortfall in local revenue collection
for the financial year 2020/2021 ending June.
According to a presentation by the Secretary
of Finance and budgeting Basil Bataringaya, there was a shortfall of 400
million shillings out of the expected 1 Billion shillings and this affected
most activities approved in the 2020/21 work plans and these activities have
now been brought forward to the 2021/2022 financial year.
district had planned to start the phase 1 construction of district
administration headquarters at Bwizibwera using local revenue but this was not
achieved due to low local revenue collections. The construction was budgeted at
shillings 500 million.
also budgeted the construction of ramps to the council hall at 5million but
failed to achieve it.
activities under the planned output in the education sector include the
construction of Rukanja and Mishenyi Primary schools at a budget requirement of
district Chairperson LC V John Bosco Tumusiime Bamuturaki the shortfall was
caused by the outbreak of covid-19 pandemic because all sources of income were
closed like markets, tenants in our buildings were not able to pay.
attributed the shortfall of the Locally Raised Revenues because most revenue
sources were taken up by newly created Town Councils of Nyabisirira in Kashare
Sub County, Rwanyamahembe Town Council in Rwanyamahembe Sub County and Bukiro
Town Council in Bukiro Sub County among others.
“the shortfall was…
…manage those markets.”//
said that they have hopes that as people get acquitted with the covid-19
because they are learning to live by it to produce and also observe SOPs as
they market their products which give a ray of hope for increased local
“however it is…
…market their produce.”//
said shillings 1.2 billion of the shillings 32 Billion 2021/22 financial year’s
budget is expected from local revenue.
with the normalcy taking the route as people get used to living within the
standard operating procedures et by Health Ministry in the fight against
Covid-19, markets slowly opening up, and trading booming slowly we shall manage
to hit the local revenue target the coming financial year”.
the 2021/2022 financial year budget, the education sector takes the lion’s
share of Shillings13 billion as part of the total 32 billion. Administration
follows with Shillings 6 billion, and then Shillings 4 billion allocated to
Mugisha, a financial consultant, says that local governments poor Tax
Assessment is affecting the local revenue collections.
district local government authorities focus on the known sources of revenue
without identifying new businesses and creating more markets.