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Market Tenderers in Madi Okollo Faulted for Non-Remittance of Revenue :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Market Tenderers in Madi Okollo Faulted for Non-Remittance of Revenue

Reuben Candia, a member of the committee disclosed that out of the total 187 million shillings budgeted revenue for Market tenders in the current financial 2023/2024 only 70 million shillings had been remitted by the tenderers by the end of February 2024.
Vendors at Ndrowisi Weekly market in Ogoko sub county Madi Okollo district

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Councilors in Madi Okollo have raised a red flag over the non-remittance of revenue by Market Tenderers in the district. The councilors raised the matter during an ordinary council setting on Thursday at the district headquarters. 

While presenting the finance, planning and administration committee report before the council, Reuben Candia, a member of the committee disclosed that out of the total 187 million shillings budgeted revenue for Market tenders in the current financial 2023/2024 only 70 million shillings had been remitted by the tenderers by the end of February 2024. 

Candia further blamed the non-remittance of revenue to laxity on the part of sub county officials whom he accused of failing to follow up with the market tenderers.

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Teddy Adroko , the female Youth councilor  suggested that the district contracts awarding committee stops the practice of giving market tenders to the same people every financial year to address the challenge of non-remittance.

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Benard Leku, the councilor for Rhino camp sub county says that most of the market tenders have been awarded multiple markets which makes them feel reluctant to remit the collected revenue to the district.

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According to Elia Longo, the market tenderer of Ndrowisi weekly market in Ogoko sub county currently the few vendors at the market have greatly affected their collections hence making it difficult for them to remit the collected revenues.

Ismail Drabe Adirisi, the Madi Okollo LCV Chairperson said that he has summoned the market tenders for a meeting to address the revenue performance gaps. 

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Section 80 of the Local Government Act, Cap 243 as amended empowers Local governments to levy, charge and collect fees and taxes, including rates, rents, royalties, stamp duties, personal graduated tax, and registration and licensing fees and the fees and taxes that are specified in the Fifth Schedule.

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