Central District decries 34% budget cut

The country’s largest local authority, the Central District Council (CDC), says a 34 percent cut by the central government will impact negatively on children, the destitutes and many other developments.

The CDC had proposed a budget of P1.04 billion for the 2015/16 financial year, but was only granted P690.5 million by the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning.

The CDC recorded a funding gap of 19 percent in the 2014/15 financial year, from 20 and 30 percent respectively over the previous two years.

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