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SIRAHA: Six local levels in Siraha district have failed to bring the budget for the fiscal year 2020/21.
The local levels are required to bring the budget, including their annual estimates of income and expenditure within June 24.
However, they have failed to bring the budget due to internal conflict and disagreement between the people’s representatives.
The Federal Government has earlier sent circulars to all local levels in the district to present their annual budget within June 24.
However, only six out of the 17 local levels in Siraha are yet to hold their municipal assembly due to internal rift.
Eleven local levels in the district held their municipal assembly and presented the budget only after the Ministry of Finance sent letters to the local levels warning that the funds that are transferred from the federal government to the local levels would be withheld if they failed to bring budget within the stipulated date of June 24.
Siraha has eight municipalities and nine rural municipalities.