Provincial Council and Local Government Minister Faizer Mustafa has instructed secretaries and commissioners of all local government bodies to acquire properties of persons not paying property rents.
The subject Minister said that if local government bodies faced problems in revenue generation, law should be enforced with regard to them.
The Minister also says that his aim is to increase next month’s revenue generation of local government bodies by 25 per cent more than this month.
Participating in the discussion held at the Uva Provincial Council auditorium, the subject Minister said further a programme should be prepared for preventing wastage and corruption in local government bodies.
Minister Faizer Mustafa instructed the officials to take legal action against contractors who do not complete projects within the scheduled timeframe and that no project should be launched without revenue and expenditure inspection.