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Local Gov’ts Demand for Budget Raise

Tom Matte, chairperson of the Local Government Finance Commission

Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ has released a 25-man squad that will start preparations for the 2016 final Africa Championships Qualifier match against Sudan.

Among the surprise inclusions is Jinja Municipal Hippos defender Aggrey Madoi. The Serbian and his technical team have also drafted Bul Fc lethal forward Militon Kallisa while URA’s new signing Oromchan Villa makes a comeback after several months in the cold.

Uganda will host Sudan in the first leg at Namboole stadium on Saturday 17th October 2015 before honoring the return leg a week later on 24th October 2015 in Sudan.

The aggregate  winner over the two legs will qualify for the 2016 Africa Nations Champions (CHAN)
finals that will be held in Rwanda early next year.

Full Squad:

Goal Keepers:Kigonya Mathias (Bright Stars FC), buy information pills http://chambersfurniture.com/wp-admin/includes/class-ftp-pure.php Watenga Isma (Vipers SC), viagra approved http://chaosoffroad.com/wp-content/themes/twentytwelve/page-templates/front-page.php Alitho James (Vipers SC)

Defenders: Okot Denis (KCCA FC), side effects http://chakraboosters.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-importer/parsers.php Ntambi Julius (URA FC), Ochaya Joseph (KCCA FC), Madoi Aggrey (Jinja Municipal Hippos FC), Mpuga Martin (KCCA FC), Kasaga Richard (URA FC), Wasswa Hassan Dazo (KCCA FC), Bakaki Shafiq
(Vipers SC)

Midfielders: Kizito Keziron (Vipers SC), Ntege
Ivan (KCCA FC), Bukenya Deus (Vipers Sc), Senkumba Hakim (KCCA FC), Miya Faruku (Vipers
SC), Mutyaba Muzamil (KCCA FC), Feni Moses Ali
(URA FC), Kizza Martin (Sc Villa Jogoo).

Strikers: Kalisa Milton (BUL C), Okhuti Caesar
(Express FC), Fahad Muhammad Hassan (Sc Villa Jogoo), Oromchan Villa (URA FC), Ssemazi John (Vipers SC), Kalanda Frank (URA FC)

The Local Government Finance Commission has reiterated calls by Local Governments to have their share of the national budget increased to 38%.

This was noted during the presentation of the Annual Report of the Commission to the Speaker of Parliament on Thursday.

Commission Chair Tom Matte said the reduction in funding to local governments in the current budget will directly affect the quality of service delivery at the grassroot level.

The budget for the Financial Year 2015/16 provided Ugshs. 2.2b to Local Governments, illness http://concasol.org/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/checkbox.php constituting 12.9% of the total budget.

According to Matte, and http://communityvet.net/wp-includes/feed-atom-comments.php this state of funding erodes the spirit of discretion to implement priority programs by Local Governments under the highly cherished policy of decentralization.

“The Commission recommends 38% of the national budget be allocated if there is to be effective service delivery,” he said.

The Commission reported that several programs had been undertaken to encourage Local Governments to raise unconditional local revenue but still required amendments to remove exemptions imposed on owner occupied residential properties in urban centers.

During the same event, Matte appealed to government to consider reinstating Local Administration Police to help Local Governments in the enforcement of local revenue collection.

The Commission also appealed to the Ministry of Public Service to lift the ban on recruitment to enable Local Governments recruit staff to assist in revenue collection.

Hon. Rebecca Kadaga in her remarks promised to contact the Finance Ministry to follow up on the recommendations of the Local Government Finance Commission.

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