Close to thirty revenue collectors of Asokore Mampong Municipality have been taken through a day’s training on Bill distribution.
The essence of the workshop which was organised under the auspices of the European Union funded project; No Business as Usual (NBU) Project was to get them exposed to what bill distribution entails, features of a bill, things to do when on the field and ultimately advocate for an electronic system of payment.
The training was held at the assembly on Monday 31st May 2021 through a collaboration with officials of Tax Revenue for Economic Enhancement (TREE).
Participants were those who prior to the above received training on data collection and by means of practical application went to the field to collect data on properties within the municipality.
Present at the training were Ibrahim Gonje (Municipal Revenue Head) and Timothy Boakye Nimako (Municipal Budget Analyst).
In his presentation, Mr. Hamzah Bawah Mahama (Communication Expert for TREE) schooled participants on the need to inform and update rate payers on their obligations to make payment and timeline for payment, where rate payers are to forward questions and complaints, options for electronic payment by rate payers among others.
Speaking on the latter, Mr. Hamzah Bawah said in an interview with www.leakynews.net that there is an urgent need for the adoption of electronic payment of bill collection by all assemblies owing to the higher advantage it has over the manual system.
He noted that under the E-Payment, revenue leakages is prevented since payment goes directly into the accounts of the assembly.
He described the manual system of payment as very laborious unlike the other which is time saving and more efficient.
He therefore charged assemblies to buy into the E-Payment system and aggressively run with it.