24 February 2013

Tanzania: Moshi Municipal Council Approves Budget

Moshi — COUNCILLORS of the Moshi Municipal Council have unanimously approved budget proposals amounting to 41bn/- in recurrent expenditure for 2013 / 2014 fiscal year, including 4.6bn/- that will be earned from other different sources.

Addressing a press conference here, the Moshi Municipal Executive Director, Ms Bernadette Kinabo, said an estimate of 16 bn/- will be injected into implementation of development projects, with the water sector taking the lion's share allocation of 654.9m/- which will be 79.2 per cent of the requirement.

She said there will be 15 contributors to the budget for twelve development projects, adding that 1 bn/- and 1.1bn/- will be contributed by Moshi Municipal Council and Road Fund, respectively, while a loan of 10bn/- will be obtained from Tanzania Investment Bank to implement road projects.

Ms Kinabo said that other contributors towards the development projects, include the National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Programme (654,951,265/-), World Bank (1,139,340,800/-), District Agriculture Development Programme (54,047,371/-) and Livestock Development Fund (10,415,000/-) and more.

Ms Kinabo said the projects lined up for implementation during 2013 / 2014 fiscal year are primary and secondary education, health, cleanliness and the environment, water, municipal planning, agriculture and cooperatives, HIV/AIDS, and more.

In a separate development, three agents appointed by Moshi Municipal authority to supervise cleanliness in Moshi municipality were subjected to scathing attacks from a number of councillors allegedly for harassing the people through their employees.

The heated debate erupted after Ms Kinabo alleged that some councillors from the opposition party, CHADEMA, are not serious, an allegation which was strongly refuted by the Moshi Municipal Mayor, Mr Jaffari Michael.

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