The Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) has designated TAC as the Lead CSO for the Eastern and North Eastern Regions for the Budget Consultative Workshops. The assignment for the Lead CSO is to mobilize and engage civil society in preparations for the Budget Consultative Workshops by Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development. The assignment was given to TAC during the 5th August 2016 meeting in Kampala attended by Mr. Okiring Paul the Coordinator of TAC. "Considering how effective TAC was in the last year's Budget Consultative Workshops, TAC has been assigned to lead in this role again for the next budget year" said Mr. Okiring during a debriefing session to the TAC team on 8th August 2016. The CSOs have an opportunity through this TAC led engagement to address government formally on the progress made towards improving service delivery, gaps still exisiting, key learnings from Government implementation of the Public Finance Management Act 2015 and suggested recommendations for improvement. Through the opportunity of the Budget Constultative Workshops that are held regionally; CSOs are able to increase on popular participation in budget management and budget transparency. On this note; all CSOs in the Eastern and North Eastern Region are notified to begin preparations of ideas to be incorporated into the presentation to be made in the consultative workshops. The TAC Advocacy Officer will take lead role in convening and drafting the presentation which should be ready for submission before 20th August 2016.

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