Ministry of Finance

Budget Division

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The Budget Division falls under the Treasury Department of the Ministry of Finance. Particularly in the Treasury Department, the Division manages the allocation of national resources sustainably. This is achieved through the management of the government national budget and the resource allocation to ministries, departments, subvented organizations and other stakeholders.


BUDGET PLANNING AND COORDINATION SECTION
The Section provides professional advice and technical guidance on government expenditures. Specifically, the Section performs the following functions:

  • Determines the resource envelopes for Government expenditures in the medium term framework in collaboration with other relevant stakeholders within and outside the Ministry of Finance;
  • Provide professional advice to Ministries and Departments on the establishment and identification of objectives, definitions of outputs and activities to be undertaken;
  •  Provide technical advice to Ministries and Departments on budget preparation so as to ensure that estimates are submitted in line with their priorities and ensure compliance with Government policies;
  • Facilitate the preparation of budget ceilings; and
  • Provide professional advice and assistance to Cabinet on the Management of Budget Preparation, Monitoring and Implementation.

BUDGET CASH FLOW MANAGEMENT SECTION
The Section analyzes and monitors finances of Government Ministries and Departments in order to ensure that expenditures incurred are in line with the approved budget estimates. Specifically, the section performs the following functions:
•    Analyzes and monitors cash flow patterns of Ministries and Departments;
•    Provide professional advice to Ministries and Departments on their cash flow patterns in order to avoid over expenditures;
•    Provide information and advice to the Budget Director on any cash flow problems and recommend on measures of dealing with such situations; and
•    Prepare reports on cash flow patterns of Government Ministries and Department to the relevant authorities and the General Public.

MONITORING AND EVALUATION SECTION
To ensure efficiency and effectiveness, the section is divided into sectors; these are Social, Economic and General Administration and Governance.
 Monitoring and Evaluation Section is responsible for;
•    Ensuring that there is budget expenditure discipline in line with the Public Finance Management Act (2003);
•    Monitoring  and analyzing utilisation of funds on both recurrent and development budget in light of budget targets;
•    Consolidating data needed for budget progress reporting and meaningful annual budgeting and evaluation;
•    Physical monitoring of public projects and analysing implementation of the set targets; and
•    Assisting Ministries and Councils  in the budget preparation process

 

Director of Budget Division

 
Director of Revenue Division
Director of Budget Division
Mr. Chancey Simwaka

 
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