*Clarification regarding 2018 GoSL disbursement of Le18.3bn to FCC *

The Le18.3bn referred to is made up as follows:

(I) Le9.6bn was paid as devolved sector transfers to cover the annual budgeted expenditure of devolved functions according to pre-agreed budgets set by those functions (eg hospitals, fire force, libraries etc).

The total amount of Le9.6 bn received for 2018 is about 50% of the 2018 approved budget;

(II) Le8.7 bn is the transfers re National Cleaning Day from May 2018 to January 2019.

The allocation of these funds has been largely directed by MLGRD as the Ministry continues to host the monthly planning meetings for National Cleaning Days.

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