Kadoma City Council has tabled a $49 million budget for 2012, with the budget formulation process having been compelled through consultation in all the town’s 17 wards.
Town clerk Malvern Dondo said the council had proposed a $11,7 million revenue budget and set aside a $36,9 million capital expenditure budget giving a cumulative figure of $49 million.
The huge chunk of the money would be gobbled by capital projects that would see the revamping of the ageing sewer and water reticulation system.
He said water works needed expansion as the town’s 120 000 population has been experiencing perennial water problems.
Consultative meetings have been conducted in all wards and the budget awaits assent by council.
“Consultations have been completed and now council would have to scrutinise objections and representations from stakeholders for consideration. We expect to convene a special meeting soon,” said Dondo.
The town clerk said the 2012 budget would be used to improve the sanitation conditions, particularly in the high-density suburbs.
“The larger component of our capital expenditure budget would be channelled towards the rehabilitation of the sewer system and expansion of the water works,” he said.