Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Vincent Mwale challenges councils to stop the over dependency on the central government

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Local Government Minister, Vincent Mwale officiates at this year’s commemoration of the seventh international fire fighters’ day
Minister of Local Government Vincent Mwale has challenged councils to invest in income generating projects to stop the over dependency on the central government.

And Mr Mwale has praised Kazungula council for being up to date with workers’ salaries.

The Minister said this in Kazungula when he officially opened a 3-million Kwacha Kazungula Council Lodge which is projected will make a 6-hundred thousand kwacha profit annually for the local authority.

Mr Mwale says councils should reduce dependency on central government through initiatives like the lodge for the Kazungula council which was built with funds from the Local Government Equalisation Fund and locally sourced resources.

And Kazungula Council Chairperson, Eason Musokotwane said the council intends to expand the lodge facility to include more rooms and a swimming pool.

Mr. Musokotwane said the council remains committed to developing and improving the delivery of services in the district.

5 COMMENTS

  1. It is you so called Local Government Minister to help the Councils by creating that enabling environment for Councils to be free from PF political interference in their operations! Remove cadres from Markets and Bus stations! Cadres are collecting revenue that is supposed to go to the local authority. In some cases, businesses that are pro-PF seem to be exempted from paying their fair share of rates to the councils! Why? Are you proposing that all councils should build Lodges?

    • ITS CLEAR THAT HON MWALE HAS NOT FULLY READ OR UNDERSTOOD THE PF MANIFESTO, THE MAN IS MMD. THE MANIFESTO STATES IN PART ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT HAS FOLLOWS:-

      Strengthen the capacity of councils with respect to, among other things,
      management efficiency, resource mobilisation, strategic planning, climate
      change resilience etc;
      34 | P a g e
      ? Disburse council grants efficiently taking into account the population increase
      and the level and standard of infrastructure development in a particular district;
      ? Give full political support to the creation of realistic valuation rolls, and the
      charging of fair levels and land rates;
      ? Devise an appropriate formula for sharing national taxes collected within the
      jurisdiction authority in order to strengthen the revenue base of local…

  2. Remove kadaz in markets snd bus stops.

    Let money go in council coffers not PF gangs.

    This boy is just yapping. Insead of providing checks and balances he sold his soul to PF. NO principles.

    All he looking at is eating eating eating. These are not history makers

  3. Hounarable please find a solution to suffering of retirees under the local authority superannuation fund.Its really a disaster.

  4. Does this minister even do a bit f research before opening that mouth?????? get rid of the cadres and unwanted characters from council run facilities!!!!!!!

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