City to present budget end of January

The Mayor and City Council of Georgetown (M&CC) will be presenting its annual Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure to the people of Georgetown by the end of January 2017.

According to a press release from the M&CC, the 2017 budget will deal with the following: regulatory reform: the introduction and implementation of new by-laws and upgrading of old ones; infrastructure reform; substantial improvement in environmental and public health services to local communities; capacity building to improve required competencies of staff and to upgrade Council’s technological capabilities, to improve service delivery; good corporate governance and financial management; green urban development and the implementation of an integrated Solid Waste Management Strategy in the city of Georgetown.

The release stated that the Finance Chairman, Councillor, Oscar Clarke, will present the budget to citizens at a special session as stipulated in the Municipal and District Councils Act Chapter 28:01 section 155(2) which states that: Copies of the estimates approved by the Council shall be submitted to the Minister and copies shall be opened for public inspection.

At the budget presentation, stakeholders including: Private Sector, Government and Non-Governmental Organisations, religious and social community leaders, and citizens are invited to participate in the session, the release said.

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