Sumbawanga targets 4bn/- revenue collection in 2022/23

SUMBAWANGA Municipal Council plans to collect at least 4bn/- in revenue in the 2022/23 fiscal year compared to 2.5bn/- collected in the previous financial year.

Sumbawanga Municipal Director, Mr Jacob Mtalitinya said here at the weekend that revenue target would be met as there are many income sources that will help reach target for the year under review.

Mr Mtalitinya noted that the council will closely monitor revenue collection from its various sources.

“This work has been assigned to special monitoring team which constitutes renowned experts,” he noted

Detailing Mr Mtalitinya said council will ensure that domestic revenues are collected electronically.

“Currently our council has 130 Point of Sales (POS) e-machines but our target is to have 150 POS…. Also the council will review its bylaws to ensure revenue collections are improved significantly,” he added

He further said that experts and other stakeholders will continue raising awareness on the important of revenue collections so that wananchi will pay taxes voluntarily.

Additionally he warned that defaulters will be dealt with squarely.

Speaking of the previous financial year Mr Mtalitinya explained that the council collected domestic revenues amounting to some 2.53bn/-.

He said the amount collected is equivalent to 111 per cent of the target which was pegged at 2.27bn/-.

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