LOW REVENUE COLLECTION CRIPPLE INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENTS IN LYANTONDE
By Our Reporter
LYANTONDE: Low revenue collection has crippled implementation of various infrastructural developments in Lyantonde district. Some of the crippled infrastructural developments include; the construction of Lyakajula secondary school in Lyakajula Sub County and Kashagama secondary school in Kashagama Sub County.
Due to the insufficient revenue collection, many community roads have remained in terrible state, and have also resulted into poor financial facilitation of some district leaders including Councillors and facilitating office of the district council speaker among others.
Alfred Mutebi the Lyantonde district vice chairperson says that the district revenue sources dropped partly because of the continuous outbreak of foot and mouth diseases which have resulted into the closure of cattle markets which contribute a lot on revenue collection in the district.
Mutebi however told www.ugreports.com that the district has formed a revenue committee to help identify potential revenue sources. ‘’We have informed that revenue committee to help identify potential resources and it’s supervised by the chief administrative officer,’’ he explains.
He says the district shall soon begin renting out some property including houses for private use and charging private schools local service tax among others as already identified revenue sources.
“Lyantonde wouldn’t be doing poorly in tax collection, but we are disturbed by foot and mouth disease which has led to closure of most markets. Currently, Kyemamba and Kashagama markets are the biggest revenue source for the district. We have also been able to create other revenue sources and intensified collection of trading licenses from traders,’’ Mutebi further explains.