SP LG bodies receive Rs. 200 mn to facilitate public | Daily News

SP LG bodies receive Rs. 200 mn to facilitate public

Southern Province Local Government (LG) Bodies have been financially strengthened for them to face any emergency or disaster, Southern Province Governor Dr. Willie Gamage said.

“The Southern Province has 49 LG bodies and Rs. 200 million has been allocated among them.

The fund will be used to assist the people in an emergency or disaster and for health services and security agencies. Provincial health and sanitation will be promoted as well with the fund, the Governor said.

“Rs. 209 million was provided to them in the last month as well. Five LG institutions will get Rs. 1 million each under the Governor’s special provisions.

The money can be used to disinfect, pay the wages of additional staff and to settle electricity and water bills, the Governor said.