Officers of the SOS Children’s Villages-Kumasi project dubbed “No Business as Usual (NBU)” sponsored a 4-day training of 20 NABCO personnel, supervisors and a 7-member communication team who work at the Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly.
Officials of the European Union funded project NBU footed the workshop. It centered on the training participants on the collection of data for the assembly as part of the Tax Revenue for Economic Enhancement (TREE) project.
TREE is a pilot project implemented to enable Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to better mobilize internally generated funds (IGF) through tax collection.
The goal is to generate more IGF in order to improve service delivery and local development for citizens by adopting new collection-led tax processes-aided by innovative IT solutions, communications campaigns, and legal enforcement-in 33 beneficiary MMDAs.
As a way of assisting Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly for an effective mobilization of revenue, officers of the TREE project were brought on board by authorities to tutor participants on customer relations for data collection, factors affecting accurate data collection, how to employ appropriate means in getting residents to cooperate with them for the required data among others.
Presentation on the foregoing was done by Hamza Bawah Mahama-Communications Expert for TREE.
He also gave them tips for better team work, benefits of team work and how they should position themselves professionally in their interaction with residents within the municipality.
According to information scooped by www.leakynews.net, participants will commence work on the second week after the 4-day training. They will move out to pick data on all properties located within the municipality.
Present at the training were; NBU Project Coordinator Esther Matey, Vincent Ohene-Ntow (Program Manager, BSs/PPP/Action Plan-NBU Project), Baba Gariba Muntawakilu (NBU intern), Eric Anarfi (Planning Officer- Asokore Mamapong Municipal Assembly), Henry Apenteng (IT expert TREE).