Government raises allowances of District Councillors

Adolf MwesigeDistrict Councilors allowance are to increase from shs 100,000 per month to shs 250,000 per month in FY 2015/16 the Minister of Local Goverment Adolf Mwesigye has said
The District and Municipal Deputy Speakers allowance will increase from shs 200,000 per month to shs 400,000 per month, all totaling to shs 5.15bn.
Adolf Mwesige revealed this while making the ministry policy statement for 2015/ 16 to parliament earlier this week.
This follows the Local Government Parliamentary Committee recommendation asking the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development to provide 20 billion shillings in the budget to facilitate the councilors as was proposed by the president.
Meanwhile Mwesige has also promised that his ministry will ensure that elections of Local Council leaders at the village and parish level happen in 2016.
He says his ministry is awaiting parliament approval of the  Local Government Amendment Bill before it instructs the Electoral Commission to schedule the LC elections in the 2016 campaigns.

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