Sunday, November 30, 2014

At 2015 Budgetary Session: Ndu Council Mayor Throws More Light on ECCUForum

 Tamngwa Marcel

Ndu Council
The Ndu council draft budget for the financial year 2015 has been adopted. The draft budget was adopted in a council budgetary session last Friday November 28th, 2014 with the Senior Divisional Officer for Donga Mantung, service heads of Ndu, and a cross section of councilors of the Ndu municipality, and traditional rulers in attendance.
Speaking to all present at the start of the budgetary session, the lord mayor of the ndu council, Bunyui Emmanuel Nyugap a.k.a “like father like son”, in His opening remark welcome all and sundry and noted with satisfaction that their presence shows the importance they attach to the growth and development of the Ndu municipality. He took time off to count some of the land mark achievements which they have been able to attain in the municipality within the context of the current budget. These he said are; the installation of solar powered street lights in the town of Ndu, the construction of bridges at Sina and Ngarum, the opening of council roads, the endless war against stray animals in a bid to encourage second cycle cropping, the improvement of garbage collection within the town just to name but a few. Though all these have been realized in the first one year of their mandate which to the mayor has been a learning period, he was however optimistic that a lot more would be achieved next year if all hands are on deck. Specifically, in 2015 the Ndu council looks forward to constructing an office apartment for deputy Mayors, extending electricity to villages that until now are in darkness, opening more roads to ease circulation of goods and persons, improving the staffing situation of schools and health centers within the municipality. All these Mayor Bunyui Emmanuel noted would require that all stake holders seek means of making the council realize the budget they are about to adopt realistic in terms of educating the masses on the importance of paying taxes. He saluted the collaboration of those of the motor bike sector who did not hesitate to purchase their uniforms as prescribed by the council.
In the deliberations that followed, a 718,280,000 FCFA worth budget was adopted as the Ndu council draft budget for 2015. This amount represents an over 16.45 percent increase from the 600,000,000 FCFA draft budget adopted last year. Although a lion share of this amount is in terms of recurrent expenditure, the Mayor of Ndu is however optimistic that his 2015 development vision for the Ndu council would be met given that strategies to improve revenue collection and make the draft budget realistic are already in place.
In his remark, the Senior Divisional Officer for Donga Mantung Division, Ngone Ndondemesape Bernard cautioned the council to ensure that their council development plan marches with the budget. This he said is a conditio sine qua non for his eminent signing of the draft budget.
Speaking to this reporter after the session, the mayor of Ndu seized the opportunity to throw more light on the upcoming Economic Forum organized by the council. The forum that shall run from the 11th to the 14th of December 2014 is aimed at selling the economic potentials and the cultural riches of the sub division. “Come and be part of this Eco forum putting aside your political affiliation, there is no CPDM road and there is no SDF water” are the words of Mayor Bunyui Emmanuel Nyugap.

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