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Salima district council awards best performing revenue collectors

Salima, October 19, Mana: Salima District Council on Monday awarded three revenue collectors with cash prizes for their exceptional performance in their work in the 2020/2021 financial year.

Speaking during the awarding ceremony, the council’s Director of Finance (DOF), Limbani Mwafulirwa said the gesture was meant to increase revenue collection for improved service delivery through the motivation of the responsible officers.

Mwafulirwa said in the past financial year, the council targeted to collect K183 million in revenue but managed to beat the target by eight percent collecting about K198 million.

He said the council will be awarding the deserving revenue collectors once every quarter as a way of motivating them to work hard.

Mwafulirwa said 2020/2021 financial year has been the only year when the Council collected past its target since the district council and the town council merged to become one in 2010.

“We are still exploring on some ways on how we can generate more revenue through the involvement of our political leadership like councilors through relevant committee so that we are able to increase revenue generation in the council,” he said.

Khombedza Market Revenue Collector Misi Mzoma was declared the revenue collector of the year and went away with a cash prize of K120,000.

Salima district council awards best performing revenue collectors
Mzoma (r) receiving his cash price from Councillor Soko (C) pic by Grace Kapatuka.

Khombedza Market achieved a 140 percent revenue collection, followed by Malizani Yusuf of Salima Bus K100, 000 for achieving a 100 percent revenue collection, while Bwanali Billy of Kamuzu Road Market came third for achieving a 98 percent of his target and got a cash prize of K80,000.

Council Chairperson for Salima, Councillor Letan Mthaphwi congratulated the council for beating the set target.

He, however, asked the secretariat to make sure that they improve and facilities that people use at the market like sanitary facilities are in good condition.

District Commissioner for Salima, Grace Chirwa Kanyimbiri commended the revenue collectors for their dedication and hard working spirit which she said helped the council to beat its target.

She said their hardworking spirit has helped the council to clear out all its outstanding salary arrears it had with its direct employees.

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