The Mayor of the Tubah Council has credited his ability to raise funds from local revenue collection with his council area despite the ongoing socio-politico-economic crisis in the North West and south Regions to the confidence of denizens in the area towards his council. 

Tajong Martin Mushongong was speaking to pressmen in his Bambui Council premises March 20 just after a council session that revealed an increase of over FCFA 128miilion in revenue collection for the administrative and management accounts. 

Stunned by this increased, The Guardian Post quizzed the Mayor on his secret at the time many councils in the NW/SW regions have not been able pay staff salaries, hold sessions amongst others due to the ensuing crisis. Responding he said “If the people can see what you do with their money and are happy with it collecting revenue will not be an issue. I think the people of Tubah love what we are doing for them, they have confidence in us and that is why they are contributing for their developing.” The Mayor also harped on an aggressive and rigorous anti-corruption campaign in the municipality which to him has also contributed in revenue generation and accountability in the council. 

During the Council session, the municipal leader indicated that the increase was witnessed “out of FCAF budgeted including special authorizations, FCFA 642.626.876 was collected as against FCFA 514.353.017 in 2016.” From the amount collected Mayor Tanjong told his councilors, “FCFA 594. 927.221 have been spent, showing a credit balance carried forward to 2018 budget at the sum of FCFA 47.699.655. All this is due to some grants from PIB creit allocation, PNDP and hard work by staff and the building permit commission.” 

The Tubah bids farewell to 2017 with several projects realized amongst them in Health the equipping of integrated health centers in Kedjm Keku and Kedjom Ketinguh, the construction of a maternity Unit in Bambili. For infrastructure and economy, construction of bridges, market hangers, in Bambui, Bambili and Kedjom Keku. Assistance to persons with disabilities, maintenance of earth roads within the municipality featured as well. 

As if to show their approval of the council activities, the Mayor informed the session and thanked the communities of Sabga, Kedjom Keku and Bambili for “donating land for the civil status offices.”

Visibly satisfied with the developments and management endeavors of the council, the Divisional Officer for Tubah Alim Garga called for the effective participation of councilors, staff and others in the municipality for the continuous realization of development adding that participatory development is government’s approach to ensure the involvement of all in the development process.
Derick BAKAH

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