MISUNGWI District Council has approved a budget of 44 bn/- for the fiscal year 2020/2021 for implementation of various projects in the region, including the District Hospital and Council’s building.
This was revealed by Chairman of the Misungwi Council, Mr Kashinje Erasto recently during the budget session.
“The budget is huge and we will implement various projects. Our responsibility as councillors is to make sure we are good managers and carry out these projects as ours,” Mr Erasto said.
He urged his fellow councillors to fully supervise and participate in the projects in making sure they are completed in targeted time frame.
“We had a request for funding the completion of the district hospital, the government has allocated 1.3 bn/ - and it has already reached us for the completion of the hospital,” he stated.
MR Erasto said for completion of the administration building the Council has received 600m/- and renovation of the building is going on and is expected to be completed within the next two months.
Misungwi District Executive Director, Mr Kisena Mabuba said councillors had strongly emphasized identification of new sources of collecting revenue.
“One of the new sources of revenue we have decided is to put compensation for Nyashishi areas and we hope to build a daladala stand as well as a vegetable market,” Mr Mabuba noted.
He said the Nyashishi area had managed to pay compensation of 216m/-, and so far the Council is owed 26m/-, and the money will be paid in the next financial year.
Mr Mabuba said they will also pay compensation to the people on Buzumo Island where the council aims to turn the area into a tourist attraction in the district.
He promised they will talk to the Ministry of Tourism so that they can send wild animals to the island.