The Tano South Municipal Assembly in the Brong-Ahafo Region has recorded an improvement in its revenue mobilisation, thanks to measures put in place from the beginning of the year, which shored-up the revenue of the municipality.
The Assembly, as at the end of the third quarter of 2018, was able to collect GH¢336,086.30 out of the budgeted amount of GH¢434,950, representing 77.27%.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Collins Offinam Takyi, who disclosed this at the Second Ordinary Meeting of the Third Session of the assembly noted that what this trend mean is that, “if we they are able to continue with the same performance, the assembly would most likely meet the revenue target for 2018.”
This improvement notwithstanding, the MCE indicated that there was still room for improvement, considering the myriad of problems at hand, and the existing potential to rake in more if more 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.
The measures would include the development of housing database, issuance of demand notices to rate defaulters, automation of revenue collection, and the issuance of rent cards to tenants of assembly properties to check revenue leakage.
Mr. Takyi urged the assembly members and citizenry to support the assembly’s efforts at raising funds to address the challenges confronting the various communities.