M’Mbelwa District Council vice-chairperson Andrew Malinga says their tour of Kyela District Council in Tanzania has taught them how to maximise revenue collection.
Speaking on Friday in Kyela, he said they learned how their counterparts generate revenue for their council.
Said Malinga: “We are impressed with how our friends are generating local revenue. We will replicate what they are doing, especially the use of electronic ticketing, which is in the pipeline.”
He also commended the Tanzanians for promoting their language and said they will promote Ngoni Language.
His courterpart in Kyela, Katule Godfrey, thanked M’Mbelwa District Council for the tour.
He said: “We have also learned a lot from our Malawian friends.
“We have two vehicles designated for revenue collection and we bought them using locally-generated revenue.”
Godfrey said ward councillors have the responsibility to sensitise people to the importance of paying fees.
Kyela District Council has 44 councillors.