ADJUMANI. The Adjumani district council has approved a supplementary budget of Shs2.2 billion for the financial year 2019/2020.

This was during the seventh extraordinary council sitting at the district council hall on Tuesday.

According to the secretary finance, planning and administration, Ms Josephine Atoo, the need for the supplementary budget arose after the approval of the budget for the current financial year early in May, 2019.

She told the council that the approved Shs2, 230, 035, 831 will be allocated for the completion of various stalled projects in the district.

Atoo further stated that out of the money, at least Shs729, 895, 299 will be used to complete the construction works of Ukusijoni seed secondary school blocks, Shs401, 028,123 to be spent on completion and upgrading of Arinyapi health centre III to health centre IV while the remaining money will be committed to facilitate the polio, measles and Rubella campaign among others.

This financial year, the council approved a budget of Shs39billion with expected local revenue of Shs479 million, discretional government transfers of Shs9biliion, conditional government transfers of Shs20billion and donor funding amounting to Shs9billion of the budget.

The Adjumani resident district commissioner, Mr Peter Taban Data pledged that his office will be involved in close monitoring of the projects approved by the council to ensure that there is value for money.

He called upon the elected leaders and the technocrats to work together for the success of the projects.