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Trend of Grants to Local Governments for FY 1997/08 – 2014/15

FY 1997/08 1998/09 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 budget
UCG - 64.4 66.8 79.1 73.3 77.4 83.0 87.5 103.4 94.4 128.6 133.6 144.6 156.7 77.0 79 79.6 82.57
UCG as % of Total 54.3 22.6 17.2 15.4 11.9 11.5 11.2 10.9 12.1 9.6 12.1 11.6 10.8 10.6 4.7 79.0 4.0 3.5
GTC 24.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34.8 45 12 32 45 45 0 4.3 4.02 0
GTC % of Total 0 - - - - - - - 4.1 4.6 1.1 2.8 3.4 3.1 0 0 0 0
EQG 0 0 2 4 4.4 4.3 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.6
EQG % of Total - -  0.5  0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.21 0.19 0.18 0.2
CG 170.6 220.9 320.2 429.1 535.8 588.2 654.9 714.5 717.5 839.3 872.0 1,004.5 1,145.9 1,269.6 1,575.2 1,773.0 1,896.3 2274.00
CG % of Total 75.9 77.4 82.3 83.8 87.3 87.2 88.3 88.7 83.8 85.5 82.2 87.2 85.6 86.1 95.1 95.6 95.8 96.3
Total Transfers to LGs 224.9 285.3 389.0 512.2 613.9 674.3  741.5 805.5 856.3 982.2 1,060.9 1,172.3 1,338.9 1,474.8 1,655.7 1,855.5 1,979.4 2,360.2
National Budget - - - - - - 2,911.8 3,150.8 3,425.5 3,852.0 4,465.0 5,464.0 7,044.5 7,376.5 9,630.0 10,902.8 12,904.0 15,054
% of Direct Transfers to National Budget - - - - - - 25.47 25.56 25.00 25.50 23.76 21.45 19.01 19.99 17.19 17.02 15.34 15.68

Source: LG Final Accounts

 

The share of local government transfers in the national budget has been falling from 25% in FY 2003/4 to 15.68% in FY 2014/15. Stakeholders in the sector are concerned about the declining share of the national budget because it is affecting service delivery in the key sectors of education, health, water, roads and agricultural production.From the table above, it is noted that total direct transfers have been increasing from Ugx. 224.9bn in 1997/08 to Ugx.2360.2bn in FY 2014/15.

Annual Report 2014-2015