The Tano South Municipal Assembly in the Brong Ahafo Region has recorded an improvement in its revenue mobilization, thanks to measures put in place from the beginning of the year which shore-up revenue of the municipality.
The Assembly as at the end of the third quarter 2018 was able to collect GHC336,086.30 out of the budgeted amount of GHC434,950.00 representing 77.27%.
The Municipal Chief Executive, Collins Offinam Takyi who disclosed this at the second (2nd) ordinary meeting of the third session of the assembly held on Thursday, November, 15, 2018 noted that, What this trend mean is that, if we they are able to continue with the same performance, they would most likely meet the revenue target for 2018.
This improvement notwithstanding, the MCE indicated that there is still room for improvement, considering the myriad of problems at hand and the existing potential to rake in more if much effort is made with collaboration from all the relevant stakeholders.
To this end, he said the Assembly would still introduce more adequate measures going forward to further enhance revenue performance.
Among the measures would include;
- Development of housing database
- Issuance of demand notices to rate defaulters
- Automation of revenue collection
- Issuance of rent cards to tenants of Assembly properties to check revenue leakage.
Mr. Takyi urged the assembly members and the citizenry to support the assembly's efforts at raising for funds to address the challenges confronting the various communities