The Arusha city council plans to use the EFDs as a means to boost its revenue collection. EFDs are expected to ensure an increase of revenue collection from sh13billion to sh24 million, which is nearly twice the initial amount, this was said by the city mayor Mr Lazaro.
Mr Lazaro explained that with the use of EFDs as a means of revenue collection, the room for tax evasion is reduced and in the event that, tax evasions do occur the evaders can be quickly identified and with no further accumulation of large debts. He also added that the city council under the CHADEMA was very hopeful that EFDs will increase transparency, curb corruption loopholes and provide information on its revenue source, and allow comparisons between estimates and actual collections made.
This move was adopted with aim of reducing the city council dependency to the Central governance in the implementation of it developmental projects. Mr. .Lazaro furthermore insisted that effective revenue collection will allow CHADEMA to full fill the promises it made during the 2015 campaigns.
The mayor named some of areas that would receive priority on the revenue expenditures, one being infrastructure including roads, water, and health centers with equipped labour wards and better housing for health workers.
The pooled money would also be used to support markets that re outside the city’s central business district, including Kwa Mrombo, Sanawari, Majengo and Kijenge in an effort to reduce congestion of the markets at the city’s central business.