Strengthen revenue collections via GEPG system, DDDs counseled

21Jan 2020
The Guardian
Strengthen revenue collections via GEPG system, DDDs counseled

PERMANENT Secretary in the President’s Office Ministry of Regional Administration and Local Government Eng Joseph Nyamhanga has called upon District Development Directors countrywide to strengthen the management of revenue collections via e-payment gateway so as to remove complaints from-

Eng Joseph Nyamhanga

-the citizenry

Speaking when opening seminar-cum-general meeting members of Tanzania Osaka Alumni (TOA) held in Dodoma, Nyamhanga said development directors are required to beef up administration in revenue collection through the digital system in order to increase domestic revenue.

He also called upon them to closely monitor the funds from the government for the implementation of various projects so as to complete them in the agreed time frame.

"Among the biggest challenges is for the projects not being completed in time, the situation that compels the Ministry for Finance to suspend some projects that delay in their finalization due to increase in implementation costs,” he said.

He said in that area many Directors have failed to perform their duties accordingly, that has necessitated suspension for some of them and others made to face legal action whilst others sacked.

He added that there other Directors who still fail to effect expenditure through 'Force Account' system.

He called upon them to abide by the new guidelines issued by the President’s Office, the Ministry of Regional Administration and Local Government on the correct procedure on expenditure.

"Right now in the “Force Account’ procedure there have erupted challenges on materials being bought by exorbitant prices, but also favouritism on the experts we employ for the projects,” he said.

He also reminded the Directors to ensure they finalize the building of classrooms to remove the current congestion in classes in schools.

He also wanted them to be careful when listening to the experts who will be presenting their views on the 2020 General elections, so as to acquire knowledge on how to manage the elections more successfully than it was for last year’s conduct of civic elections.

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