Mbeya Region attains 102% of revenue collection target

23Jun 2022
Correspondent
Mbeya
The Guardian
Mbeya Region attains 102% of revenue collection target

​​​​​​​THE authorities in Mbeya Region have said it has surpassed its revenue collection target set by the central government by more than 102 per cent while all local councils are expected to attain 100 per cent of their targets.

Mbeya Regional Commissioner, Juma Homera.

This was revealed here yesterday by Mbeya Regional Commissioner, Juma Homera as he briefed reporters on the implementation of various development activities in the region including revenue collection.

He said in FY 2021/22 the central government set the target of collecting 42.6bn/- but so far, he added they have collected 43.2bn/-, equivalent to 101 per cent.

He said Mbeya District Council leads in the revenue collection, it was targeted to collect 4.3bn/- but by June 21 this year it has collected 5bn/- or 117 per cent.

He named Chunya District Council as second – its collection target was 4.8bn/- but so far it has collected 5bn/- or 104 per cent, followed by Mbeya City Council that collected 16.7bn/- from its target of 16.6bn/- or 101 per cent.

He also named fourth local council as Busokelo that had a target of collecting 1.59bn/- revenue but collected 1.569bn/- or 100 per cent of the target.

He said three other local councils are yet to attain 100 per cent of their revenue collection targets, but have good averages so far and it is hoped by the end of the financial Year they will attain the targets.

These councils include Kyela, Rungwe, and Mbarali.  

He also called on executive directors of these councils that are yet to attain 100 per cent of their revenue collection targets to do so before June 30 this year.

Homera also said Mbeya Region plans to present special prizes to District Executive Directors who have done well in revenue collection in order to spur more efforts in revenue collection in future.

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