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The Amansie West District has recorded GHs 312,668.13 as revenue on Internally Generated Fund (IGF) covering January to 31st May 2022.
This felt far below the assembly’s projected figure of GHs 1,258778.18 for this year, representing a percentage score of 24.84% of their projected IGF.
Per the details on their performance, estimates and actuals on Rate stood at GHs 508,108.18 and GHs 73,375.05 respectively.
That of lands was recorded as GHs 80,800.00(estimates) and GHs 113,611.08 (actuals), Rents GHs 11,700.00 (estimates) and GHs 7,850.00 (actuals), License GHs 303,870.00(estimates) and GHs 65,165.75 (actuals), Fees GHs 154,300.00 (estimates) and GHs 17,000.25 (actuals), Fines, Penalties and Forfeits GHs 200,000.00(estimates) and GHs 35,660.00 (actuals).
These were disclosed in the sessional address of the DCE Hon Nii Lartey Ollenu at the first ordinary Meeting of the assembly which was held on Tuesday 28th June, 2022.
He identified the cause of the assembly’s inability to meet its target as the non-performance of the Area Council in terms of revenue generation and inadequate revenue collectors in the district.
“The situation has worsened with the end of the NABCO program, where some of the interns were supporting the revenue unit”, he disclosed.
Measures taken by the assembly to step up revenue mobilization drive in the area include the involvement of some of the staff in revenue collection, heightening public sensitization within the various area councils on the need for them to pay their fees and rates, conducting effective monitoring, deployment of tax force among Others.
The DCE strongly noted that defaulters of levies will be arrayed before Court.
He therefore admonished residents to make payment so as to avoid falling victim to the grips of the law.
He brought to light that following assembly’s qualification in the District Performance Assessment Tool (DPAT V), it has received an amount of GH 1,213,504.00 as the District’s share of the allocation for the 2020 assessment.