Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

Tanzania: Serengeti Council Unveils Sh31 Billion Budget for Next Financial Year

Mugumu — SERENGETI District Council is scheduled to collect and use over 31bn/- revenue in the 2014/2015 financial year, the District Executive Director (DED), Ms Goody Pamba, told a full council budget meeting.

Ms Pamba said over 29bn/- is expected to be coughed up by the central government and other development partners while the council's domestic sources are expected to generate 1.8bn/-.

More than 16bn/- of the money will be spent on salaries, 9.8bn/- will be injected to finance various development projects and 4.8bn/- will go for other uses including administration issues.

The new budget, she said, has gone up by 31.7 per cent against 23.8bn/- estimates for the on-going financial year (2013/2014).

Mr John Ng'oina, the council chairman, congratulated the DED and her entire team for coming up with the new budget designed to speed up social and economic development in the district.

"Our budget is up from 23bn/- to 31bn/- and I congratulate the DED and her team for this impressive work," Mr Ng'oina said when he was officially opening the council budget session.

Provision of rural water supply in the wildlife- rich district has been given top priority in the 2014/2015 budget estimates, according to Ms Goody who has set a history of becoming the first woman DED in the world liferich district of Serengeti.

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