LOSCO LEADS IPs & PRIVATE SECTOR DISCUSSION DURING THE KDLG BUDGET CONFERENCE
BUDGET CONFERENCE AT KABALE RUKIIKO HALL 9TH NOVEMBER 2021
The meeting started with the National Anthem and East African Anthem.
The CAO made the first presentation which was a Key Note Address highlights were as to the alignment of the NDP III which included among other elements where he said the Budget Strategy for FY 2021/22 was premised on 20 growth and development Programs of the 3rd NDP under the theme of sustainable industrialization for inclusive growth and wealth creation that included:
- Agro Industrialization
- Mineral Development
- Sustainable Development of Petroleum resources
- Natural resources, Environment, climate change, water and Land Management
- Private sector development
- Integrated Transport and Infrastructure services
- Sustainable energy development
- Digital Transformation
- Sustainable Urbanization and Housing
- Human Capital Development
- Innovation, Technology and Transfer
- Community Mobilisation and Mindset Change
- Governance & Security
- Public Sector Transformation
- Regional Development
- Development Plan Implementation
- Administration Justice and
The Budget strategy aims at achieving the following three broad strategic interventions which will guide the planning and budgeting process for next financial year that are:
- Sustaining Macro-economic stability and National Security
- Mitigating the impact of COVID-19, preparing for possibility of third wave and bringing the economy to normality as much as possible; and
- Recovering of the economy and building a resilient base for social economic transformation.
The Priorities presented by the various sectors/departments focused on promotion of Agriculture, Infrastructure development, Private Sector development, Human Capital Development and Climate change Mitigation.
The Chairman KDLG presented the priority areas for Development of Kabale District, highlighted that the National Development Plan III sets out a goal of Increasing Household Incomes, and improve the Quality of Life for all by 2025. Therefore, the proposed Budget strategy for FY 2022/2023 is premised on the local needs of the people as well as current social economic conditions that answers both National development plan and the sustainable development goals for the realisation of NDP III Goal of Increasing Average Household Incomes and Improve the Quality of Life for all by 2025.
FY2022/23 will be the third year of District Development plan (DDP) III which was approved by the District Council. The District Development Plan III is aligned to the NDPIII with five strategic objectives that are;
- Enhance value addition in key growth opportunities
- Strengthen the private sector capacity to drive growth and create jobs
- Consolidate and increase the stock and quality of productive infrastructure.
- Enhance the productivity and social wellbeing of the population
- Strengthen the role of the District in guiding and facilitating development.
The CSO sector which was also badly hit by the Effects of COVID-19 and consistent National Lockdowns will also come in handy to complement and support the growth and development of the District and the region as well where the 6 (Six) sectors will be contributed to that include;
- Governance through re- establishing and strengthening DIPFs, Monitoring the implementation of Government programs, policy development and implementation, COVID-19 Vaccination management and campaigns, support in the Economic recovery programs.
- Health where the CSO and Private Sector will be involved in the Mitigation strategies of Teenage Pregnancies, HIV prevention, Prevention and Sensitisation on NCDs such as TB, Diabetes, HBP among others, Menstrual Hygiene and Management, Accessibility to COVID-19 Vaccination.
- Human Rights – Activism on OGBV and GBV, Land Rights, Human Rights Abuses, Artisanal Mining Strategies among others.
- Social Economic Development and Mindset Change by developing and facilitating technical skills for youth, Interventions for PWDs, Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Women groups and other SIGs, Extraction & Mineral Sector, Financial Sector Development.
- Under Education, there is a great need to facilitate civic Education, Mass Sensitisation, SOPs for Schools, Mitigation of School Dropouts strategies.
- Climate Change Mitigation programs through mass Sensitization, tree planting, among others.
Since the CSO sector works with the existing structures in both government and private sectors;
- There is a consistent need for partnership with Development partners, Private Sector and the time is now than ever before.
- Follow through the programming strategies and aspects of our District.
- Work towards leaving no one behind in a walk towards sustainable development.
- Work towards reducing the incidences of corruption and misuse of public resources.