Come the Financial year 2017, the Kumba city council will operate on the budget of one billion six hundred and sixty-nine million six hundred and sixty five thousand and forty two francs.
The sum of money drawn to balance in revenue and expenditure was voted on the occasion of the 2017 Budgetary session of the Kumba City council that took place on Tuesday 20 December 2017.
The session chaired by the Government Delegate of the Kumba City Council Victor Ngoh Nkele was attended by Grand councilors. Kumba has three subdivisional councils, Kumba I, Kumba II and Kumba III. The Grand councilors five from each of the three subdivisional councils plus the three mayors represent their respective councils in all Kumba city council sessions.
In his address, the Government Delegate, Victory Nkele Ngoh thank all the session attendees for shelving all important preoccupations to attend the session, adding the session was predicated to discuss issues affecting the municipality and to seek for genuine and lasting solutions.
He further mentioned that the 2017 budget, would be used for the construction of more markets, more parks, the settlement of the councils debt to third parties, the recruitment of municipal police, the payment of staff salaries, the construction of three refuse dump sites, the numbering of stores, provision of lights, water, etc.
In her intervention, the First Assistant Senior Divisional Officer for Meme, Epolewane Verkline thanked the city council for successfully organizing the session and prayed that the Grand councilors vote a people oriented budget. She furthered appealed to the Grand councilors to lay more emphasis on road construction and maintenance of roads.
Before the unanimous voting of the budget, the All purpose, Finance and infrastructure committees presented their reports for debate and scrutiny.