The Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development George Guvamatanga said that rural and urban councils are set to benefit from the 2 cents tax introduced by his Ministry. The funds will be channelled towards the provision of water and sewer rehabilitation.
While speaking at a press conference on a grant signing ceremony of the Emergency to Control and Avert the 2018 cholera outbreak, Guvamatanga had this to say
We have also started as the government to ensure that we seriously look at water and sanitation. I think this is being largely funded by newly introduced intermediary money transfer tax, the 2% over and over and above using it as well to look after the whole devolution but the funds that we are also putting into the provinces will further enable us to look at our infrastructure as well so there is quite a lot of effort now to ensure that as government there is support for water and sanitation.
I think for the 2019 budget, we are looking at 18 Rural District Councils where we are looking at water and sanitation, provision of water as well as sewer rehabilitation.
We are also looking at another 18 urban councils whereas government, we are also going to be supporting.
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