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ZAKA RESIDENTS DEMAND DEVELOPMENT LEVY RECEIPT

The residents of Zaka district under Chief Ndanga threatens to stop pay development levy due to lack of receipts for previous payments. Speaking during a COTRAD facilitated community development meeting held in Zaka Central ward 8 at Gwangwava shopping Centre the residents from local villages raised concerns over the failure by traditional leaders to provide receipts to some households who have subscribed their development levy of 3 RTGS dollars per family for the year 2019. The residents blamed the traditional leaders for collecting public funds and fail to comply with the Rural District Council laws in regards to payment of levies. The residents demanded for supporting documents of all payments made by the villagers. “As residents we expect public officials to be transparent when dealing with public funds. The public officials must lead by example in fighting corruption, mismanagement of public funds, fraudulent activities, negligence and ineptitude”, said one …