Kunduz municipality revenue surges manifold
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The Kunduz Municipality revenue increased by 12 million afghanis ($209,680) this year, an official said on Tuesday.
Last year's income of the municipality stood at 45 million afs, while the amount in the current year has surged to 75 million afs.
Mayor Najibullah Omarkhail told Pajhwok Afghan News that the revenue was collected from market rent, levy of "cleanliness tax" on shops, fuel, municipality-owned property and licenses issued to business investments.
He linked the increase in revenue to improved coordination among government departments with the municipality. He said the revenue would be used in important welfare projects for Kunduz residents.
However, some residents complained about spread of garbage in the city and blamed the municipality for negligence.
Mahmood, a shopkeeper, said that the garbage in front of his shop was laying for months and the municipality workers did not discharge their duties efficiently to remove the trash.
He said that the stench from the garbage really disturbing and could spread diseases among people.
But Kunduz mayor said that they were facing shortage of equipments. Omarkhail added that Kunduz city had a population of 70,000 residents while the current inhabitants of the city have reached to 400,000 people.
He hoped a new master plan created for Kunduz city would resolve the problem of the capacity of residents.
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