Zombo targets millions in revenue collections from Paidha public cemetery

Paidha town council headquarters

Zombo, (UG):- Paidha Town Council’s Finance Planning and Administration department has opened doors for the Public to utilize the public Cemetery located at Awusani village as one of its revenue enhancement strategies to support the about 2.1 billion shillings budget estimate for the financial year 2024/25.

The pronouncement was made on Thursday, May 30th 2024 during the full council sitting to approve the budget estimate of the town council for 2024/25 during which the councillors approved and documented a fee of Shs200,000 per burial, broken down as follows; Shs00,000 for space allocation Shs50,000 for burial permit and marking of grave at Shs50,000.

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According to Mr Anjelo Onim, the secretary for finance planning and administration of Paidha town council reported that close to no paltry revenue was realized from the utilization of the public Cemetery in the last financial year.

“People are not willing to use the public Cemetery that we thought the council would be able to raise some revenue from to support its budget,” Mr Onim remarked during the presentation of the budget estimate for the financial year 2024/25.

The authorities in Paidha Town Council say the public Cemetery will help salvage the large chunks of prime lands within the council that are being used as clan cemeteries hence limiting the erection of much-needed infrastructures for complete urbanization of the town council.

It’s worth noting that this public Cemetery has provided relief for Uganda Police and community members in Zombo to peacefully lay off unclaimed dead bodies from across the district.

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