In order to avert the loitering of animals in Soroti Municipality, visit Councillors have passed a resolution to confiscate and charge the owners of stray animals found roaming the streets of the municipality.
According to the Municipality Speaker Isaac Elakuna, the move is geared towards curbing the increasing number of loitering animals and protecting over 4000 trees the municipal authorities planted in different parts of the town.
He revealed that the owners of the livestock will be charged between 30, visit this 000 and 50,000 shillings for each of the impounded animal.
Soroti Municipality is currently planting different tree species in and outside of the town to address emerging climate issues.
The tree species planted include Muvule and Musizi donated by the Community Integrated Initiative (CIDI), and National Environment Authority (NEMA).
In other news, Soroti Municipal Council has approved a 15.8 billion budget for the financial year 2017/2018.
According to Speaker Elakuna, the Municipal is expected to generate 1.5 Billion from local revenues and development partners while 14.5 Billion from Central Government transfers.
He said that, the priority areas for next year’s financial budget 2017/2018 will be street lighting, building shades in markets, improving on the road networks and improving the municipal mortuary among others. Soroti Municipality Mayor Mr. Paul Omer commended his council for doing a good job.