The government is creating 3 new more town councils, namely, Barakala Town Council, Kulikulinga Town Council, Lobe Town Council, the last 78 of which are to become operational in July this year in what officials say will help take services closer to the people and create jobs.
These include areas automatically upgraded to town councils on the basis of being the designated headquarters for new districts.
YUMBE. Yumbe town council has for the first time organized a get together party to recognize compliant tax payers with certificates.
Speaking during the event at Praford hotel on Wednesday, Mr Maliki Drakuma, the Yumbe town clerk said they have registered tremendous improvement in the local revenue collection.
He said in the past, Yumbe town had limited revenue sources but now there are many sources that can generate revenue for the town.
The Minister of Local Government, Hon Tom Butime has informed Chief Administrative Officers and Municipal Town Clerks of Government’s intention to take austerity measures such as cuts on travel budgets so as to enable implementation of such emerging priorities as the planned public pay enhancement policy.