Chipinge Town Council 2022 budget formulation kicks off

Ellen Mlambo
CHIPINGE- Chipinge Town Council has started its 2022 budget making process and on Monday stakeholders including council management gathered for the first stage which is called budget review of the current 2021 budget.
The formulation process is running from Monday to Friday this week.
The budget process is taking place at a time when the local authority only managed to collect 41,5% of its 2021 budget mainly because of Covid19 lockdowns.
There will be six stages to the budget building process and they are review of the current budget, formulation, consolidation ,consultations, full council meeting and submissions.
The budget will be based on six items, governance and administration, natural resources, social services, public safety and security, roads infrastructure and water sanitation and hygiene.
The formulation stage which started on Monday will end on Friday, said Acting town secretary James Mutemera in an interview with Chipinge Times.
The formulation stage involves review of the current 2021 budget performance, analysing gaps and challenges encountered. Strategic plan and budget actual performance is also analysed during the formulation stage, said Mutemera.
The second stage will be consolidation followed by consultations which will run from October 18 to 28.
Mutemera said that stakeholders have already identified areas that need improvement and plans of action of action have been devised.
Chipinge Town Council’s budget for 2021 is RTGS$502 387 527, 54.

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