By Arinda Nsheeka Wilfred
The Ntungamo Resident District Commissioner(RDC) has appealed to the municipal leaders to introduce community meetings, commonly known as barazas, if they are to deliver service to the public.
According to George Bakunda, the community barazas will help the public to point out their issues, which means leaders will be able to address some of woes amongst the community amicably.
He made remarks on Thursday during the Ntungamo Municipal council Budget and planning conference for financial year 2019/2020 held at Embassy Tours Ntungamo Municipality.
Bakunda also tasked them to consolidate and maintain service delivery and work towards the development of municipality.
The 2019/2020 financial year budget conference is themed Realigning strategic interventions to address the current challenges to achieve the desired social economic out comes and harness the growth opportunities”.
In his report, the municipal principal accountant officer Dan Bannex Nuwamanya pointed out low tax base as one of the challenges hindering the service delivery.
Nuwamanya said the municipal depends on two major sources of revenue; that is local revenue Shs901,332,381 and central government grants Shs3,545,629,799.
The overall resource envelope for Ntungamo Municipality local govern for Financial Year 2019/2020 is projected at Shs5,443,517,425 compared to Shs4,420,545,842 budget in the year 2018/2019.
The lion share will be taken to education and health.
The Municipal town clerk, Festo Tandeka highlighted what has been done including four in one staff house at Ntungamo health centre IV, toilet at Ntungamo PS, slaughter slab and Bigyega road among others.
An official from UGANET, Ntungamo district Assumpitah Kyakunzire appealed to all stakeholders to prioritize monies for the rampant cases of domestic violence saying that a good family free from violence makes good village, community and good nation.
The Ntungamo Municipal council budget and planning conference was attended by political, civic leaders and general public.