82% of Ngoma’s mini budget allocated to economic development

19,000 jobs to be createdEASTERN PROVINCE NGOMA — The Ngoma district executive on Tuesday presented its 2009 mini budget to its development partners.

19,000 jobs to be created

EASTERN PROVINCE

NGOMA — The Ngoma district executive on Tuesday presented its 2009 mini budget to its development partners.

The Rwf4, 305, 791, 566 budget will run up to June, a month before Rwanda reads its budget in line with other East African countries.

The budgetary allocations focus on four pillars of development including justice, good governance, welfare and economic development.

According to the budget statement, Rwf353, 098, 764 (8.2 percent) is allocated to good governance, Rwf2, 654, 384 (0.06 percent) Justice, Rwf3, 533, 990, 354 (82.07 percent) was allocated to economic development, while Rwf416, 048, 064 (9.6 percent) was allocated to people’s welfare.

Rwf2, 183, 976, 285 (51 percent) of the budget will be provided by the district while Rwf2, 121, 815, 281 (49 percent) will come from the donors.

It is projected that close to 19,000 jobs will be created in the district with each person earning approximately Rwf180, 000 in a period of six months, according to the statement.

The district will spend Rwf40m of its budget in the administrative Sectors-largely to put up 28 cell offices in the different sectors.

Also to be built are 169 houses for vulnerable families, while 28 nursery and 68 primary school blocks will be built.

200 hectares of trees, 6,890,000 coffee trees and 764 hectares of pineapple  trees  will also be planted. 

The meeting which was attended by all Sector Executive Secretaries and donors operating in the district also evaluated 2008 achievements and examined the goals set out in the 2009 performance contracts.

In the 2008 performance contract, the district scored 98.8 percent in family planning while 75.5 percent was registered in health insurance.

146 and 103 houses were built for vulnerable families and Rwandans formerly living Tanzania, respectively, while residents received 1694 cows as part of the cattle restocking programme.

The district is however, still below average in the fight against grass thatched houses. Out of about 59,000 families in the district, close to 11, 500 of them still live in grass thatched houses, according to a recent district survey.

Jean Baptiste Bizimungu, the district Executive Secretary, who presented the report called on development partners and sector leaders to always give accurate statistics and on time.

“What you the partners and the district are doing is not for our own benefit but for the residents of Ngoma and Rwanda in general,” Bizimungu said. 

Officials of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), the Global Fund and Society for Women with AIDS in Africa (SWAA-Rwanda) attended the meeting.

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