Officials from Mbelwa District Council of Mzimba say they are set to collect a record K500 million revenue from per year after Jenda Rural Growth Centre comes into operational.
Thomas Chirwa, the district commissioner for Mzimba said this when Local Development Fund Committee visited the rural growth centre which is under construction with funds from African Development Bank.
Chirwa said currently, the council collects about K200 million a year.
He said the K500 million revenue would enable the council provide more social services to the people.
“This will be an economic game changer,” said Chirwa excited of the project whose construction finishes in April next year.
Councils in Malawi rely on central government for most of its funding due to narrow economic base.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :