Kalambo Council budget up by 6.5pc

KALAMBO District Council (KDC) in Rukwa has slightly increased its budget by 6.5 per cent in 2024/25.

The district said recently the budget increased to 34.06bn/- in the next fiscal year from 32bn/- in 2023/24.

KDC’s Planning Officer Mr Evaristo Mwasanga said that the proposed budget is expected to be funded from various sources including 2.4bn/- from domestic revenues collections, with the remaining amount coming from the central government and other sources.

He said during the Kalambo District Consultative Committee meeting held in Matai town under the chairmanship of District Commissioner Mr Lazaro Komba that the proposed budget will be tabled at the KDC full council scheduled to meet in near future for approval.

DCC members including the KDC Chairman Mr Daud Sichone met to discuss and advise the council on the structure of 2024/25  budget.

According to Mr Mwasanga the big chuck almost two-third of the proposed budget will go for expenditure and the remaining for development.

The domestic revenue collection will contribute 2.1bn/- while 250.99m/- from protected revenue collection.

Mr Mwasanga further explained that the council is planning to closely supervise the domestic revenue and tax collector in efforts to curb all loopholes that cause misappropriation of the collected revenue.

Kalambo DC Mr Komba urged councillors to plug loopholes that lead to leakage of revenue in their jurisdictions.

He also counselled councillors to be more efficient, especially in checking revenue leakage.

The Council Chairman Sichone reminded the council’s officials and councillors on the need to effectively fulfill their responsibilities to serve ‘wananchi.’

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