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Chatmohar Municipality budget announcement for the financial year 2022-2023

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  • 04 July, 2022 18:52:30

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Tofazzal Hossain, Pabna: The general and proposed budget of Chatmohar Municipality of Pabna for the financial year 2022-2023 has been announced. Municipal Mayor Advocate Sakhawat Hossain Sakho presided over the function and announced the budget at the Waji Uddin Khan Auditorium of the municipality on Monday (July 4). In the revenue sector of the announced budget, the revenue income has been fixed at Tk 2 crore 17 lakh 31 thousand 500, revenue in the development sector at Tk 1 crore 30 lakh and revenue in the project sector at Tk 13 crore. On the other hand, the same amount of money has been shown in revenue, development and project expenditure. Mokhlesur Rahman, Deputy Director, Local Government Department, Pabna was the chief guest at the budget announcement ceremony. He said all the residents of the municipality have to pay their taxes on time. Only then will there be development in this municipality. The contractors have to be asked to complete the work of the project within the stipulated time. If not, legal action will have to be taken against them. If the municipality goes after the contractor then the work will not be anything. If the law is enforced properly, the contractor will be behind the municipality. Addressing the mayor, Mokhlesur Rahman said that Chatmohar municipality as a first class municipality is lagging behind in development. Since it's been a year and a half since you took office, do something now and show off. Speaking at the budget announcement, Mayor Sakho said he had taken charge at a critical moment like the Corona epidemic. So the desired development work could not be accelerated. However, he is slowly trying to implement his promised development work. Several roads in the municipal headquarters have already been developed. There is more going on. However, he mentioned that there are some problems, they have been taken into the plan. Will be implemented in the future. The mayor added, “I am not above mistakes. I also do irregularities. If I had not done irregularities, I would have become a god. And I want to be human, not god. There are some people to criticize, they have to, they have to criticize. We will do our job. Efforts will be made to provide better services to the citizens. The government does not give us salary allowance. The salary allowance of all the officers and employees of the municipality has to be paid in the tax money of the citizens. So call on everyone to pay their taxes. Former Joint Secretary of Upazila Awami League Khandaker Mahbub Elahi Bishu, Municipal Councilor Nur E Hasan Khan Moyna, Principal of Chatmohar Women's Degree College Sharif Mahmud Sanju, President of Bilchalan Union Awami League Abul Kalam among others addressed the function conducted by Municipal Councilor Nazimuddin Miah. Rahman Tukun, Helalur Rahman Jewel, Editor of Daily Our Baral, Habibur Rahman, Editor of Weekly Chatmohar Barta, Shahin Rahman, Pabna Representative of Channel 24, Alhaj Mozammel Haque, Vice-President of Chatmohar Business Association, Md. License Inspector of the Municipality. Bakibillah etc. The speakers pointed out various problems including drainage, roads, installation of dustbins for keeping the municipal area clean and tidy, street lights, amusement parks and suggested solutions. Among others present at the time were councilors, Upazila Awami League leaders, civil society representatives, teachers, journalists.

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