Over 23B Released for Distribution of Learning Materials

Uganda government through the Minister of Education and sports has released a total of Ush. 23B to facilitate supply of additional learning materials.

In his later dated 23rd of June to all local government accounting Officers together with KCCA Executive Director, the PS Mr. Alex Kakooza, to the reference he made to EPD 192/335/01 of 26th February 2021 in regard to utilization of Ushs.23bn earlier disbursed to Local Government Votes for printing of additional learning materials to aid distance learning during the extended COVID-19 lockdown.

“I would also like to draw your attention to letter ISS.48/255/01 of 10th June, 2021 from the Permanent Secretary/ Secretary to the Treasury providing guidance on the utilization of the aforementioned funds (copy attached)” he states.

He further stressed that, whereas the procurement process for printing and distribution of learning materials had commenced, it will not be possible to conclude the exercise before closure of the FY 2020/21. However, in accordance with the concurrence of the Secretary to Treasury, vide the above stated letter, it has been deemed necessary and appropriate for the Local Governments to ensure the funds are transferred to school accounts for the fulfilment of the Disbursement Linked Indicator (DLI) under the Uganda Inter-Governmental Fiscal Transfer (UgIFT) Program.

According to guidelines, that the Local Governments disburse funds to Primary and Secondary Schools as capitation grants. I have attached a detailed payment schedule for ease of reference, Districts which had not yet warranted for these funds should do so prior to the end of the FY 2020/21 and all Accounting Officers and School Heads are cautioned not to utilize these funds until further guidance is received from this Ministry.

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