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The Chairman of Odukpani Local Government Area Hon (Mrs) Justina Edem has presented the 2021 budget titled " Budget of Hope " worth N9,889,655,015 billion to the council Legislature for consideration.

The budget consists of #2,414,419,760 billion recurrent expenditure, #7,475,235,255 billion capital expenditure and #468,729,307 consolidated revenue charges.

Presenting the proposal today to the Legislative Council, the Chairman noted that the budget vision remains unchanged with that of 2020 in line with medium term expenditure frame work (MTEF) and medium term sector strategy (MTSS)

According to her, the budget is aimed at consolidation of an already established foundation, the gains/achievements recorded with expanding frontiers for outright socio-economic emancipation, adding that the council shall continue to pay considerable attention to efficient management of public finances as this will further strengthen public confidence in the admistration.

Hon(Mrs)Justina Edem enumerated the core values of the 2021 budget to include:

 Adequate Security of lives and property 

 To ensure effective and prompt service delivery

 Effective utilisation of both human and material resources for integrated development amongst the people .

 Others,she said are to encourage collaboration with other agencies(MDA's) and publicprivate partnership to fast track socio-economic development.

To explore and bring into the revenue net, all the untapped internal revenue sources for increased revenue earnings. 

To promote social and gender equality sensitivity and to develop an enhance appropriate capacities in the people for effective and competitive living in the society .

The 2021 budget sectorial highlights shows that the sum of #6,507,312,322 is allocated for capital expenditure, the economic sector got a total sum of #5,589,172,739 representing 85.86% of the capital expenditure, social services sector is allocated #235,030,795 representing 3.61% of the capital expenditure.

Environmental and regional development allocated #480,480,798 representing 7.38% of the capital expenditure and general administration got #204,628,000 representing 3.14% of the capital expenditure.

Hon(Mrs)Justina Edem thanked the people of Odukpani LGA for the honour done her and her administration to serve them, she expressed hope that the council Legislature will adopt the budget estimate as a foundation framework neccessary to facilitate the financial activities of the council.

Receiving the budget estimates the leader of Odukpani Legislature, Hon. Eton Effiong Okon, thanked the Chairman for the timely presentation of the budget proposal, he promised that the house will continue to work in tandem with the executive arm of council.

He however assured speedy legislative action and passage of the budget.

The presentation of the council's 2021 budget was attended by all councillors, members of Odukpani excos, staff of council, clerics, state appointees and members of the public.

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