By Aggrey Twesigye
Mbarara city authorities have lowered fees levied for the approval of building prototype plans in order to encourage note people to go through the formal procedures before constructing houses
This was revealed today 20th July 2020 by the Mbarara city town clerk Theo Tibihika in his office at Mbarara city hall, Mbarara city
Tibihika noted that constructors will also be exempted 50 percent of the inspection fees. Tibihika added that they opted to revise the building plan approval fees after realizing that several people were avoiding the process because of the costs which they said we’re exorbitant, as a result the municipality had shortfalls in it’s revenue
He says that the city staff in the field were also encouraging people to go on and construct buildings without plans which affected the municipality’s physical development and settlement plan
Tibihika noted that they want to disseminate detailed approved plans at the village level so that the chairpersons who usually sign on land agreements know the physical development plan of the city
He says that this will also ease monitoring of construction in their area.
Bonny Tashobya Karusya the Mbarara city speaker in a phone interview with www.mknewslink.com reporter said that the reduction of fees levied on the prototype plans was targeting the rural communities.
He said that the city council is mandated to make and approve prototype plans for the people to buy as an avenue to raise local revenue
Mbarara city had a 3.5 billion shillings shortfall on its 64 billion shillings target last financial year 2019
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