CHIPATA Mayor Sinoya Mwale has suggested that the collection of
bicycle levy should be re-introduced to assist enhance revenue
collection in the district.
Mr Mwale said that the re-introducing of the levy would benefit
He explained that bicycle levy was introduced in Zambia during late
republican president Levy Mwanawasa’s reign adding that re-introducing
it would be a good idea.
Mr Mwale was speaking on Friday at a full council meeting in Chipata.
And Kanjala ward councillor William Phiri argued with the idea saying
the collection of the bicycle levy would not be fair to local people.
Meanwhile, civic leaders in Chipata have adopted a proposed K40
million for 2017 budget for Chipata Municipal Council.
This was after a tough debate among civic leaders during a full council meeting.
Some civic leaders observed that they were not given enough time to
study the budget.
And some civic leaders disagreed with a decision to allocate K540, 000
towards sports saying the money should be used for other developmental
projects because the council can easily get sponsorship for sports
But Mr Mwale said the Local Authority was behind time because the
budget has to be submitted to the Ministry of Local Government and
He said that it was the mandate of the council to support sporting
activities adding that there was no need to divert funds allocated to
sports to other projects.
This left the civic leaders with no choice but to adopt the proposed
budget, which would now be submitted to the Ministry of Local
Government and Housing for approval.