Bukomansimbi District is one the three Districts split from greater Masaka. It started operating officially on 1st July 2010. It is comprised two counties; Bukomansimbi and Bukomansimbi North. The district has got 4 sub/counties that is, Kibinge, Bigasa, Kitanda, Butenga sub/counties and 1 Town Council Bukomansimbi Town Council.
THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The District Development Plan (NDPII) 2015/16-2019/20) has an ultimate goal of improving the livelihood of the people by 2020 through strengthening the District’s competitiveness for sustainable wealth creation, employment and inclusive growth. It is thus imperative that all stakeholders’ promotion of all cross-cutting issues as key strategies in livelihood development. Therefore medium-term plans and budgets should prioritize interventions and expenditures that promote competitiveness, equitably create wealth and access employment for all people in the district irrespective of sex, age, disability and ethnicity.
The planning process in the district is highly participatory as it brings all players on board. It involves imparting of skills to extension workers in lower local governments to fully participate in the planning process. The inclusion of crosscutting issues in the planning process has been identified as a very pertinent matter to address society needs. Critical cross cutting issues include; gender, poverty, environmental, HIV/AIDS, OVC, population, good governance, risks and hazard management. These should be properly analysed in order to design appropriate strategies and programmes to address community needs. The communities are empowered to prioritize the many investments at their disposal.
Decentralized planning involves clear analysis of the situation to set appropriate and logical objectives and strategies that can easily be implemented. The development of LLGs plans revolves upon functional technical planning committee with focused professional guidance. The five year development plan is a tool for systematic and organized approach to address social and economic challenges that hamper holistic development in local governments. Planning in local governments addresses pertinent issues concerning marginalized groups like; women, children, PWDs, widows.
In the years 2015/16 to 2019/20 the district will efficiently and effectively implement its projects/programme as it reaches out to individual households in an effort to improve household income levels and improving general social welfare. Other sectors have also been given sufficient attention in an effort to encourage a multi-sectoral approach towards problem solving and development. The existing situation in the district has been analyzed, the development challenges have been identified and a strategy to achieve development objectives in line with the district Vision has been mapped out. The resources available over the medium term have been identified and allocated to departments along the national themes of “Strengthening Uganda’s Competitiveness for Sustainable Wealth Creation, Employment and Inclusive Growth”. The District’s annual workplans/budgets will be aligned to the DDP resource allocation framework in the priority areas inorder to usher the district into the lower middle income status with a per capita income of USD 1,003 by 2020
District strategic objectives
- To contribute to the district sustainable growth of the local economy taking into consideration all the interest groups.
- To improve the District roads infrastructure.
- To increase accessibility to safe water and sanitation.
- To increase the level of basic education.
- To provide accessible health services that will address gender concerns and people living with HIV/AIDS.
- To promote and address critical environment concern.
- To increase the employment levels in the district
- To promote democratic and accountable local governance.
- Improved health status and productivity of the population.
- Institutionalized capacity building programmes to regularly update the capacity of stakeholders.
- Functional and gender focused arrangements for sustained management and monitoring of projects put in place.
- Improved education services.
- Improved health services.
- Improved access to socio – economic services.
Improve employment levels especially the youth