July 21, 2024

Local government leaders decry low government funding

Northern Uganda LGA(ULGA) actors in a meeting at Pauline Hotel in Lira on the 13th/March/2024

By Ongora Denish (denish.ongora@vol.co.ug) 

Lira

Northern Uganda Local government leaders have decried low funding to support effective service delivery.

While welcoming Uganda Local Governments Association -ULGA Northern Uganda leaders for a meeting at Pauline Hotel-Lira City, Lira district chairman Richard Max Cox Okello Orik said the meager funding to local government is stifling effective delivery of services.

Okello Orik also decried delays by government to implement a pledge of procuring vehicles for LCVs and increment of their salaries.

He cited the challenge of shoddy work in projects execution, instigated by award of contracts to companies by ministries

ULGA chairperson for northern Uganda, Andrew Moses Awany called for unity among their members to boost their lobbying capacity from the government.

Awany also said some of their members are not contributing subscription fees which is affecting their operations.

The meeting aims to discuss strategies aimed to boost revenue collection to support developments at the local government level, implementation of the Parish development model, among others.