By Markson Omagor
The approved budget allocations to the newly created cities for FY 2021/22 Mbarara City taking the Lion’s share with Shs60,302, 540, 802 with Soroti City getting the least amount of Shs28,575, 960, 745.
The new Cities have been allocated money to cover Recurrent, Development and Statutory expenditures.
The Ministry of Finance information has the following breakdown;
Mbarara City has been allocated, 26,487,797, 305 for recurrent expenditure, 31,925,452,409 for Development and 1,889,291,088 for Statutory expenditure totaling to Shs60, 302, 540, 802.
Mbarara is followed by Jinja City that has got 33,507,242,702 for recurrent, 19,098,476,085 for Development and 2,687,245,389 for Statutory totaling to Shs55, 292,964,177.
Third is Mbale City with 26,767,343,053 for Recurrent, 21,445,327256 for Development and 1,522,093,749 for Statutory expenditure totaling to Shs49, 734,764,058.
Number four is Gulu City with a total of 45,358,673,723 broken down as follows; Recurrent 19,226,583,229, Development 24,795,148,091 and Statutory 1,336,942,404.
Arua comes in fifth with a total of 42,129,126,510 broken down as follows; Recurrent 28,245,137,100, Development 12,785,560,678 and Statutory 1,098,428,733.
Others are Masaka City number six with 40,566,604,954, Lira number 7 with 39,479,731,369, Hoima at number 8 with 31,789,070,816 and Fort-Portal City comes in at number 9 with 30,048,288,791.
Soroti City comes in last with 28,575,960,745 broken down as follows;
Recurrent-14,267,526,518, Development-13,432,008,423 and Statutory expenditure at 876,425,804.