The Mayor of Wum Council, Dighambong Anthony Mvo, has congratulated the Staff of the council for their efforts to collect revenue though asking them to do more. He equally called on the various stakeholders concerned to work in close collaboration with the council for income generation and not only tapping from the council.
Mayor Dighambong made this declaration during the ordinary session that held last Thursday, March 10th 2022, at the wum Council Hall. The objective of the session was to examine, scrutinize, vote and adopt the 2021 accounts of Wum Council.
The council session was chaired by the Wum Council Mayor, Councilor Dighambong Anthony Mvo, in the presence of the Chief of Service for General Affairs at the Menchum Divisional Office, Mr. Kpwa Sylvester Kam.
In his welcome address, Mayor Dighambong Anthony Mvo, expressed that, after voting the 2021 Budget and handing over to the council executive to execute, it was but normal for the councilors to sit again in a session like this, to evaluate themselves and strategise for the future. He added that such an ordinary session rare opportunity to mirror their actions in order to improve on the living conditions of the population of the municipality.
Speaking further, Mayor Dighambong Anthony Mvo, used the opportunity to announce the Hygiene and Sanitation Contest of the Most clean village of the municipality. The 1st Prize shall be CFA 100,000, the 2nd Prize CFA 50,000 and the 3rd Prize CFA 25,000. Clean up campaigns for the Wum Municipality has been slated for every first Wednesday of the Month.
He equally intimated that, with the budget collected, the following projects were realized:
Rehabilitation of Two Classrooms and a Head Teacher’s Office at Government Practicing School Group I Zongefu in Wum Municipality Menchum Division North West Region.
Recruitment of 250 youths in the Municipality for manual maintenance of inter village roads that were long abandoned. They were recruited for a period of 2 months.
Rehabilitation of Two Classrooms and a Head Teacher’s Office at Government Practicing School Group II Zongefu in Wum Municipality Menchum Division North West Region.
Capacity building initiative to strengthen women’s participation in the peace process in Wum central.
Construction of a box culvert 7m in Waindo village.
Construction of 32 market sheds in the wum main market.
Supply of benches for some schools in wum.
Rehabilitation of a Block of 02 Classrooms and Head Teacher’s Office at Government Practicing School Wum Group I at Kesu in Wum Municipality Menchum Division North West Region.
Construction of a cattle vaccination crush in Bu village.
support to youth farming groups (kesu youth , ketcha youths and Waindo youths).
Installation of Solar Lighting Systems at the Wum Mortuary of the Wum Municipality.
Purchase of Motor Bikes for the Bu integrated health center in the Wum Municipality.
Rehabilitation of Two Classrooms and a Head Teacher’s Office at Government School Agulli in Wum Municipality Menchum Division North West Region.
Construction of a Fence of the Wum Urban Integrated Health Centre of The Wum Municipality.
Rehabilitation of the Road Linking Magha to Wazoh and Zongefu to Zongekwo, just to name a few.
The Administrative and Management Accounts of Wum Council adopted by the councillors, amounted to 646, 319, 820 FCFA (Six hundred and forty-six million, three hundred and nineteen thousand, eight hundred and twenty) as against a budgeted amount of 950,050,000FCFA, giving a realization rate of 68.03% in relative terms.
The total amount received for investment was 226,919,460 FCFA against a budgeted amount of 480,100,000 FCFA giving an achievement level of 47.27%. The total recurrent revenue, (account heads 7.1 to 7.7) otherwise known as functional revenue, that is, income meant for running council activities was 200,985,314 FCFA as against 469,950,000 FCFA budgeted giving an achievement level of 42.77%.
As concerns expenditure, the total committed expenditure was 421,906,720FCFA out of the budgeted amount of 950,050,000 FCFA; giving a percentage of 44.41%, leaving a balance of 224,413,100 FCFA out of the total actual revenue of 646, 319,820 FCFA to be carried forward to 2022 financial year.
Speaking on behalf of the Senior Divisional Officer for Menchum, the Chief of Service for General Affairs at the SDO's Office, Menchum, Mr. Kpwa Sylvester Kam, called on councillors to be ambassadors of Peace and development in their respective constituencies. He asked them to transform every stumbling block into a stepping stone, in order to build a befitting Wum Municipality and this can only be possible if they all work for the interest of the council.
Mr. Kpwa Sylvester equally saluted the joint efforts of the Wum Council Executive and the councillors in Fighting the spread of the COVID-19 in the municipality by sensitizing the masses to live up to the W.H.O/Government measures to combat the pandemic.