By Musa Sabir

Arua District Council has approved a budget proposal of Ugx: 98,867,083 for the next financial year, 2020/2021.

This is slightly below the approved budget for this financial year which was Ugx: 99,096,6111.

While presenting the budget in council, the Secretary for Finance, Planning, Administration and Investment, Mr. Sabo Kamilo says, this proposed budget will cater for all the newly created administrative units out of Arua District.

These includes Terego District, Arua City, Arua Municipality, comprising Ayivu County and Vurra (to remain as Arua District Local Government) which will become operational in July this year.

Education department is allocated the lion share of 2020/21 budget with Ugx: 32,004,827, Health Ugx: 9,614,732 and Water Ugx: 4,939,478 among other departments.

The Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of Arua District Local Government, Mr. Charles Ogwal committed for implementation in line with the council.

On behalf of the technical wing, I want to commit to implementation as the council requires.

The budget performance of Arua District Local Government in this running Financial Year stands at 78%. End