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Livingstone Council incompetent – Mayor

General News Livingstone Council incompetent - Mayor

Livingstone Mayor Joram Mwinda says incompetence and negligence of duty were major factors that contributed to the city council’s failure to submit its 2010 budget to the Ministry of Local Government and Housing.

Mr. Mwinda said he was particularly disappointed with management at the Livingstone City Council (LCC) for failing to submit its 2010 budget by October last year, as the development had resulted in the public and Local Government Ministry losing confidence in the institution.

The mayor said this in an interview with ZANIS in Livingstone on Wednesday January 13.

He said failure by LCC to submit the budget was a draw back to the tourist capital and had impacted negatively on the esteem with which people regarded it.

Mr. Mwinda however, said the Local Government and Housing ministry was kind enough to give the local authority an extension period in which they were required to submit their budget by January 14, 2010.

To that effect he revealed that, a delegation comprising of the Chairman for Finance and Deputy Director of Finance among others had been sent to the Ministry Headquarters to make certain that the budget was submitted.

And Mr. Mwinda said measures had since been put in place to ensure similar occurrences did not repeat themselves in future.

Recently Local Government and Housing minister Eustacio Kazonga announced that while other councils and municipalities in the country had submitted their budgets to his ministry, Livingstone had not handed over its budget to his ministry.

In the same position as Livingstone City Council are Sinazongwe District Council, Mungwi District Council, Mansa Municipal Council and Mwense District Council.



  1. At least somebody is picking up Inefficiencies. Livingstone can not afford such. they better get it right or somebody must be fired next time around.

  2. livingstone city council has been like that since the time of Dinosaur chilufya sata when hes was minister of local government,
    Its sad to see that all councils who have failled to submit their budgets are in the hands of opposition mayors and i hope its not a plan to cause a disturbance and lay the blame onto the sitting government in the end and i know kaponya tricks when i see them …

  3. The truth shall save you free, atleast this guy has said something sensible, despite last time but not long ago he was involved with a girl from Lsk he could not pay departure fee.

  4. Wait a minute guys, Livingstone City Council, Sinazongwe District Council, Mungwi District Council, Mansa Municipal Council and Mwense District Council all have one thing in common, they are under control of the opposition. You bet if HakaSata Pact comes to power, we will see failure on the part of the Ministry of Finance to submit our national budget and then HakaSata will be quota masters dishing our grudas to ministries, councils, party cadres, Katebe Katumbiz etc.

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