Local Government Minister, Raphael Magyezi has
expressed dismay over the inadequate local revenue collection and rampant
corruption in Nansana municipality in Wakiso district.
According to Magyezi, the Shillings 6.1 billion
collected by Nansana municipality is very insufficient.
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He argues that Nansana municipality has potential of increasing
its local revenue collection to as much as Shillings 20billion without revising
the current tax rates.
Magyezi cites Jinja, Gulu and Kitgum where
mayors sit on computers and assess local revenue collection at a particular
point of their choice on a daily basis because of digitalization and mapping of
He said this while addressing Nansana municipal
councilors during the approval of their 2020/2021 financial year budget
estimates on Tuesday.
Magyezi pointed out misappropriation of public
funds in the municipality as one of the vices killing it and called for
increased vigilance and supervision of technical staffs by councilors.
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Earlier on, the Mayor Regina Bakitte had complained to the
minister about several anomalies in the conduct of council business.
She cited the allocation of over Shillings 300M
to purchase of a piece of land, which is being investigated by the State House Anti-Corruption