Gulu city council launches local revenue enhancement plan

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By Leonard Kamugisha Akida,

GULU:

Gulu City Council has on Wednesday launched the Local Revenue Enhancement Plan (LREP), aiming to guiding local revenue collection and mobilization for the city for the next five years (2021/2022 – 2025/2026).

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The LREP was officially launched by SEATINI Uganda in partnership with Oxfam in Uganda and Gulu city Council at Bomah Hotel in Gulu City.

The newly launched LREP encompasses annual reviews meant to identify constraints/challenges encountered, lessons and best possible practices to effect the program.

LREP was jointly developed and reviewed by Gulu City Executive Committee with support from Civil Society Organizations such as Oxfam Uganda,SEATIN and Advocacy for Research in Development (ARiD).

Speaking at the lanch of the plan, Okwonga Alfred the Gulu City Council Mayor said the LREP was developed through a highly consultative process to transform how the authority generates local revenue, funds development and continues to grow the City in a responsible way.

He added that the City is on the right path to becoming a model City in Uganda.

The Executive Director SEATINI Uganda, Jane Nalunga, hailed Gulu City for reaching this milestone urging them to emphasize on monitoring and ensuring that the revenue targets set within the plan are achieved at the end of the 5 years.

Oxfam International in Uganda Country Director, Odokorach S. Francis said Oxfam is deliberate about reducing extreme inequalities among the population.

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