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Unformatted text preview: s of The cities and municipalities provided markets, slaughterhouses, garbage collection, traffic
management, and sanitation, business licenses, fire protection and police (along with central
government). Under the centralized system housing and water supply were a national
responsibility. Presently, housing service delivery has been devolved to the local level, water
service is regionalized and power is provided by the private sector. Under the Code,
comprehensive lists of additional services and regulatory powers have been devolved to the
municipalities and the cities (see, Appendix A). Figure 2.1 shows the different levels of the
national organizational structure.
In terms of financial resources, funding for the provincial and central services came
largely from the national government grants. Now, the LGC authorizes revenue mobilization
for local governments through property tax, business, income from local economic
enterprises, and through use of fees and charges, in addition to an inter-governmental
transfer - a share of the national internal revenue. For both property and business tax...
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- Winter '13