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    $2,5m Vungu Rural District Council budget approved



    ELIZABETH MASHIRI
    MIDLANDS BUREAU

    GWERU – The Ministry of Local Government, Public Works, Rural and Urban Development has approved Vungu Rural District Council's  (RDC) $2,5m budget for 2018.
    Vungu RDC Chief Executive Officer Alex Magura confirmed the approval in an interview recently.
    He said that the local authority received the communication from the Ministry last week.
    "The 2018 financial budget of $2,5m has been approved; we received the communication from the responsible Ministry last week.
    "Major highlights of the budget are on infrastructural development where we expect to complete the construction of two classroom blocks at Insukamini Secondary School. Another project is the completion of Ward 1 Clinic," said Magura
    Some $20 000 was also set aside in the budget for the drilling of five boreholes in dry areas where villagers are walking long distances to fetch water.
    The 2017 budget was $1,8m and the local authority collected 59,3% of that. He said that council has this year to put in place stringent measures for the collection of debts hence the increase in the 2018 budget.
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