CHIKOMBA – Chikomba Rural District Council (RDC)’s $1,1 billion budget for 2022 has been approved by the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing July Moyo, The Mirror has been told.
The budget increased from $501, 3 million last year and the local authority expects to receive $481, 283 million for devolution.
Chikomba RDC CEO, Bullen Chiwara said the nearly 100% increase in the budget is due to market forces.
“We are grateful to the Minister for quickly approving the 2022 budget which means we can now start collecting levies and tariffs and embark on projects.
“The minister encouraged us to have an evaluation roll which will help us in charging levies and fees in urban setting. We were told that we were not charging development levies as per the requirements of RDC Act,” said Chiwara.
Chiwara said the budget priorities include the refurbishment of Garwe Stadium, building more classroom blocks at Northwood Primary School, completion of Madamombe and Chigara Clinics as well as commencement of Chomunhenzva and Kadungure clinics to enhance availability of health facilities across the district.
Other projects to be completed include rehabilitation of roads, community gardens and up scaling the use of technologies in all council’s operations.
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