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Finance

STAFFING and STRUCTURE

The department has eight (8) staff, 4 in the four divisions of Bujumbura, Busiisi, Mparo and Kahoora. The other four are at the city headquarters. The gender composition is five men and three women.

In terms of staffing structure, the department operates at 40% staff ceiling. This is mainly due to limitations of availability of wage funds from the Uganda Ministry of Finance.

CORE MANDATE

The department’s mandate is to generate local revenue required to meet the much needed services through enumeration of all taxpayers, assessment and collection of taxes and other non-tax revenues.

Besides, the department has the following functions to the council. This is mainly treasury services especially financial reporting and accountability for all receipts and payments.

2020-2021 Budget Salient features, Projects, Grants, Local revenue

The approved initial city budget is Ush 45 billion for FY 2020/2021. However, there will be supplementary budget in line with guidelines for the operationalization of the new cities.

The development budget is over Ush 35 billion to cater for developments projects. The major development projects include roads tarmacking, slaughter houses, drainage channel constructions, renovation of garbage composite plant and Booma grounds recreation facilities.

The local revenue contribution to the budget is Ush 2 billion.

Current Local Revenue Analysis

Hoima oil City council is currently receiving an average of Ush 1 billion against a budget of Ush 2.2 billion This accounts for 50% performance.

The local revenue potential is estimated at Ush 10 billion a year. This is achievable with the right staffing in terms of collection and enforcement. Besides, a huge investment in transport vehicles is required to enhance the revenue mobilization drives across the city.

The Key local revenue sources for the city include: (provide a link to the GoU chart of Accounts)

  • Business license
  • Local service tax
  • Local hotel tax
  • Building plans inspection fees
  • Building plans approval fees
  • Market fees
  • Market rent
  • Liquor licenses
  • Registration fees
  • Application fees
  • Property rates
  • Slaughter fees