Urban and Rural Development Minister Erastus Uutoni said five local authorities have not yet submitted their annual budgets for approval, despite the set deadline of 14 May 2021. Nampa reports that Uutoni who was speaking in the National Assembly yesterday did not mention the local authorities. Uutoni noted that by the end of May 2021, only 29 out of 57 local authorities had submitted their budgets while some made their submissions in June, July, August and September. As of 13 September 2021, only 12 local authority councils had their budgets approved.