This paper studies the budgeting and spending in the water and sanitation sector for the financial years 2011/12-2013/14 in Kampala City. The analysis focused on drainage, toilets or latrines and garbage collection whose problems are too alarming in mainly slum areas in the city of Kampala. Budgeting for the drainage is often combined with the roads construction and rehabilitation since they are relatively correlated. The study indicates that over the selected financial years, the general nominal budget has been on the increase although a lot of variations exist between the planned, actual budget and expenditures.

Despite an increase in the nominal budget, drainage and water and sanitation sector still faces a problem of limited funding. This is attributed to the low revenue collections and the high dependency on central government funding which is also limited. The sector is operated in a predominantly manual environment which delays the implementation of activities, and hence, services not being delivered as expected. ‘Kampala Tugende’ looks forward to improve on the public health and living of the Kampala people through an improvement in the drainage, toilets or latrines and garbage collection with the use of the budget and expenditure analysis.

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