THE Oshikuku Town Council will have to find cheaper ways to communicate with residents in order to save on running costs.
Ordinary council member, Mbockoma Mungandjera, during the tabling of the town’s annual budget called on the council to actively search for ways to save costs.
Mungandjera suggested that cheaper methods of communication are but one avenue to explore.
“Use a cheaper way to communicate to save council more money, rather than budgeting more for sending out notifications to clients,” he said.
This follows after council in its current budget set aside N$45 000 for postal services which include postage stamps, the rental of a private bag and N$20 000 for courier services for the 2020/21 financial year.
He pointed out the significant difference between the N$15 782.37 that was budgeted for the same services in the previous financial year.
In the current budget the town council also set aside N$80 000 for marketing purposes and N$15 000 for the procurement of promotional items.
Town Chief Executive Officer Lucas Amushembe, said they will take the suggestions to heart and will try to implement them in the budget for the next financial next year.