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September 29, 2021
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Service Improvement Programs Funding Takes Up Significant Portion of 2017 Budget

The National Government is maintaining the level of funding to the provinces.

The PSIP, DSIP and LLGSIP funding takes up a significant portion of the 2017 budget.

Treasury Secretary, Dairi Vele, says these are key areas that the government is focused at building capacity.

Given the budget cuts in all sectors, funding for PSIP, DSIP and Ward SIP looks optimistic.

The provinces receive K3,605.7 million, or 27.8 per cent of the total budget, which is the largest share of the total budget.

Major appropriations include PSIP K220 million; DSIP K890 million; LLGSIP K32.2 million; and Ward K61.8 million.

Treasurer Vele says the DSIP grants are for infrastructure development in 89 districts in the country.

But, these funds are not being allocated right down to the ward levels.

The Ward SIP was initiated specifically for capacity building and toward funding ward councillors allowances.

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