Cllrs cry foul over measly budget

FRANCISTOWN: Councillors here are crying foul saying the Francistown City Council has been give a raw deal in the national budget presented last week by Finance Minister, Kenneth Matambo.

The civic leaders say the money allocated to the council is too little and will only cover the recurrent budget. The councillors were reacting to a budget breakdown given by the chairman of the finance committee, Raoboy Mpuang at a special council meeting.

Councillor Professor Tlou lamented that the Francistown council budget only increased by about P1 million to P123,508,720 which is far less than the required P208 million. He said that the maintenance of roads that are in a terrible state was allocated very little money. “P10 million is too little for the roads as we know the state that our roads are in.

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