Sheema district council has passed a sh14b budget for the 2011/2012 financial year. Education and sports took the largest percentage of sh8b followed by health at sh1.6b. A total of sh1b was allocated to production and marketing, works and water got sh600m, natural resources got sh44m and planning got sh29m. Sh22m was allocated to community-based services. The budget was passed on Monday during a district council meeting at the district council hall. Presenting the budget, the secretary for finance, planning and administration, Margaret Sanyu, said the budget would be funded by the Central Government, local revenue and donations.
Rains destroy Kigezi gardens
Heavy rains in Kanungu and Rukungiri districts have destroyed gardens by washing away seeds that were recently planted. Throughout August, heavy rains have been pounding Kigezi region, which includes Kanungu, Rukungiri, Kabale and Kisoro districts. The rains have caused floods in some areas and prevented some people from accessing their gardens. Rukungiri production coordinator Gershom Tumushabe last week said the upcoming harvest season may be disastrous because farmers were not ready for the rains and those who planted were regretting why they did so.
Bunyoro gets new minister
National Drugs Authorityâ€™s head of procurement has been announced the new minister of information for Bunyoro Kingdom. Moses Kirungi, 34, will fill the post that has been vacant for four years. Kirungi holds a bachelorâ€™s degree in business administration from Makerere University and a masters of procurement and supply chain management also from Makerere University. He is a member of the chartered institute of purchasing and supply, UK. The Omukama of Munyoro, Solomon Gafabusa Iguru, introduced Kirungi to the media on Saturday at his palace in Hoima. He described Kirungi as a brilliant, honest, reliable and approachable person. Iguru said Kirungi would be in charge of disseminating information concerning kingdom projects and activities.
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