Entebbe Municipal Council has passed a budget of 14.6 billion shillings to finance its recurrent and development expenditures in its midterm projections for the 2006/2007 financial year.
During the Entebbe municipality budget conference, the Town Clerk Joseph Kimbowa said the Central Government will finance the largest section of the midterm budget. The rest of the money will be raised in local revenue collected from rent, licensing and business-related tax.
Kimbowa said several programs planned for inception this financial year have been failed by funding shortfalls. Among the sectors most affected is education, whose progress has reportedly been severely affected by Government's suspension of the Schools Facilities Grant.
The Mayor of Entebbe, Stephen Kabuye, urged the Central Government to consider increasing funding to Entebbe Municipality. He reasoned that because Entebbe Town is a gateway between Uganda and the rest of the country, its expenditures are high and must be supported.