KMA launches ASTON revenue digitization project
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) in collaboration with Africa Smart Towns Network (ASTON) has launched a Revenue Digitization project at the Nhyiaeso Sub-Metro that focuses on using digitization to manage and mobilize revenue.
Date Created : 6/21/2022 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Susana Danso/Ghanadistricts.com
The Assembly is piloting the project at the Nhyiaeso Town Council and Sub-Metro Council levels with the demarcation of revenue collection zones, valuation of properties and correct identification of businesses, as well as building the capacity of revenue collectors and field officers.
As a result, the Assembly has organized a Town Hall Meeting at Atasemanso to explain the project to chiefs, landlords, business owners and stakeholders to solicit support of their constituents for the project.
Mr. Samuel Pyne, the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) of KMA said the project being funded by the Agence Française de Development (AFD) will seal the leakages in revenue that the assembly has suffered over the years.
He said a comprehensive data base of all properties and their values with commercial and residential demarcations had been established for the proper tax management to maximize revenue collection to sustain digital revenue mobilization which is a requirement of the ASTON project.
The MCE assured the participants that the doors of KMA are always open to members of the public seeking enhanced explanations regarding policies and programmes being rolled out in the metropolis.
Participants were also allowed to ask questions and also contribute to support the initiative.