Speaking here yesterday, city council’s Executive Director Joseph Mafuru said the increase was equivalent to 788 percent.
He explained that the Council’s revenue collection estimates have increased from 4.5bn/- in 2015/16 to 59.1bn/- in 2019/20 fiscal year, equivalent of 80 percent.
He noted that in 2015/16 fiscal year, estimates stood at 4.5bn/- but 3.6bn/- was collected, the equivalent of 80 percent.
“In 2016/17 fiscal year, the council estimated to collect 4.8bn/- but 4.8bn was collected, equivalent of 123 percent.
Mafuru said in 2017/18 fiscal year, revenue collection estimate was 20.7bn/- but 25.03bn/- was collected equivalent to 121 percent, while in 2018/19 fiscal year, the estimate was to collect 71.9bn/- but only 58.2bn/-was collected, equivalent of 87 percent.
“In 2019/20 fiscal year, we had estimated to collect 59.1bn/- but until June this year, we have collected 52.1bn/- or 88 percent of the estimates,” he said.
On the audit queries, Mafuru said the City has reduced audit queries from the Controller and Auditor General (CAG) from 161 in 2015/16 to 46 in FY 2018/19 fiscal year.
“Also in three consecutive years the City Council has been doing well in regard to auditing by receiving clean certificates from CAG,” he added.