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Builsa South DCE, Daniel Kwame Gariba

Builsa-South District Assembly moves to beef-up revenue mobilization

As part of measures to foster developmental projects in the area, the Builsa-South District Assembly is taking steps to strengthen its revenue mobilization.

The assembly had as at the end of November raked-in Ghs101,144.06; representing 87.32 percent of the Ghs 115,827.53 it had targeted to collect for the year 2018; A performance that could be labeled as satisfactory.

Daniel Kwame Gariba, District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area announced this in his address during the Third Ordinary Session of the Builsa South District Assembly.

The DCE believes that, their accomplishment so far in term of revenue collection gives a positive indication that the assembly can achieve more. He entreated the assembly members to step up effort to ensure that every pesewa due the assembly is collected.

He also indicated that the Executive Committee during its last sitting looked at the various sub-committees reports and made some recommendations to the General House for consideration, ratification and subsequent approval for management’s implementation.

The Executive Committee report proposes a number of activities and programmes that provide solution to address the challenges of effective revenue mobilization. Among these are the following; “the assembly should conduct district wide socio-economic survey to established socio-economic data base in the District in order to beef up revenue mobilization as new revenue sources would be identified.” He stated.

According to Hon. Gariba, members raised a serious concern that; the assembly needs to commit resources in purchasing revenue collection software so as to beef up revenue collection and curtail leakages.

The committee also put up that, the assembly should operationalize the Sub-Structures and cede some revenue items to them to mobilize in order to beef up revenue.

Additionally, the Community Development and Environmental Health Departments have collectively agreed to register all Fulani Herdsmen in the District to enable smooth collection of cattle rates. The Committee also agreed that; the collection of the property and cattle rates should be out sourced to a private entity for collection.

Source; topnewsghana.com/ P. K Fordjour

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