By Norine Làmwaka
The local council chairpersons in Pece division, in Gulu district are cautioned against the misuse of the 25% tax remitted to their accounts.
Pece division senior assistant town clerk (ATC), Denis Okongo, says the division has fully remitted the 25% of locally generated revenue to all the 16 villages and 4 parishes in the division.
Okongo explained that, last week he wired 4 million shilling into the chairpersons’ accounts and the last batch of 6 million shillings was send a day earlier, totaling to 10 million shillings with each village and parish receiving 300,000 shillings.
The senior assistant town clerk noted that, the local government Act mandates that the sub-county sends 25% of locally raised revenue back to the villages to support their normal and day to day operations.
Okongo advises the local council chairpersons to first draw the work plan on how they would plan to use the money before withdrawing the cash.
Pece division council speaker, Denis Labach, stated that, they expect the chairpersons to work diligently since the division has done what is required of them including stamps and the 25% remittance.
Terence Okwonga, the LC1 chairperson of School Road sub-ward revealed that, his office plan to use the money in sensitizing the community on health and sanitation, organize annual general meeting, and among others.