THE Beitbridge Municipality has proposed a supplementary budget of $7 million to cushion the local authority against soaring inflation which is hampering efficient service delivery, among other things
BY REX MPHISA
The supplementary budget, announced at a full council session on Thursday last week, will also take care of recommendations by a special nine-man committee established to investigate operations of the local authority.
Top on the priorities of the supplementary budget announced by deputy mayor, Councillor Munyaradzi Chitsunge is purchasing equipment for refuse collection and water and sewer reticulation issues. Other services to be looked at are public lighting, improvement of roads, while the council also considered cushioning its 295-strong workforce from harsh effects of inflation.
The supplement will bring the 2019 total budget to $15 million.
“The supplementary budget amounts to $7 157 164,36 making the 2019 total $15 385 582,06,” Chitsunge said, urging ratepayers to settle bills on time so that service delivery does not lag