East African Budgets

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shocks

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Kenya - KES 2.1tr - USD 21.6bl
Tanzania - TZS 22.48tr - USD 10.28bl
Uganda - UGX 24tr - USD 7.61bl
Rwanda - RWF 1.77tr - USD 2.57bl

Hivyo ndivyo our goverments will spend 2015-2016.
 
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Nigeria - $23 billion
Ethiopia - $11 billion
You'd think Nigeria would have a budget of at least $50 billion, considering all the hydrocarbon resources they possess and it's large population (over 150 million). Ethiopia's budget is also a little disappointing. It's half Kenya's, while their population is double ours. But they're on the right track.
 

agik

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US Military budget (2015) - $598 billion
US budget must be something in the region of $6 trillion. The last time I heard Obama announce the budget, some time 2010 thereabouts, it was reported as $4,310,000,000,000,000 and the news reports read it like 4.3 trillion. That is as if the 10 billion dollars in the end were insignificant
 

agik

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And New York City budget ...$75 billion
US is truly a monster. literally
It is said that if NYPD was a national army or something like that, it would be the 20(something)th best funded army in the world. Last time I checked
 
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ndume

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what matters is the actual value of the currency in the country it is used. You cant just convert our budget into dollars. Civil servants, teachers, police etc are not paid in dollars in Kenya. If it is the case, P1 teachers would be earning a net of about 200 dollars which cant even pay for a one night lodging in newyork. In nairobi the same amount can pay for a one month decent lodging.
 
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danji1

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I hope it will be utilized effectively. We'll borrow much of the budget from outside the country. Forever indebted to other nations and institutions. The USA borrows alot from China and Japan according to some story I read some years ago, it's a country that thrives on madeni too.
 

Web Dev

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I hope it will be utilized effectively. We'll borrow much of the budget from outside the country. Forever indebted to other nations and institutions. The USA borrows alot from China and Japan according to some story I read some years ago, it's a country that thrives on madeni too.
We are borrowing Kosovo sana, more like 500b. I stand corrected though, the irony is that some ministries or whatever you call them lately don't spend their allocated expenditures. With the corruption watchdogs having some milk teeth lately you will be surprised to the cash returned to the treasury next year.
 
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also remember their population is less. plus theres no war they are fighting
Their population is slightly less than a third of ours but their budget is a tenth of ours. Kenya was already in the multi trillion zone before we went to Somalia. Rwanda has military operations in Congo as well. Rwanda has universal healthcare and education.
 

Dunya

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what matters is the actual value of the currency in the country it is used. You cant just convert our budget into dollars. Civil servants, teachers, police etc are not paid in dollars in Kenya. If it is the case, P1 teachers would be earning a net of about 200 dollars which cant even pay for a one night lodging in newyork. In nairobi the same amount can pay for a one month decent lodging.
My friend, the conversion into a common denominator is for comparison purposes. What we are comparing ia the total value of the budgets. What you are introducing is another kind of comparison of which there are thousands to choose from
 
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