The Tain District in the Bono Region mobilised a total revenue of GH¢224,930 for the year ended December, 2018.
The figure represented 90% of the assembly’s projected annual Internally Generated Fund (IGF) target of GH¢249,879 for the fiscal year.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Tain, Madam Charity Akua Foriwaa Dwommoh, disclosed this during the 1st Ordinary Meeting of the 4th Session of the Tain District Assembly.
According to her, although the Assembly could not achieve its 2018 annual target, significant measures put in place by the management of the assembly in 2018 will produce favourable results, despite the increase in the 2019 annual IGF target to GH¢323,159.
Madam Foriwaa Dwommoh noted that the revenue mobilised by the Assembly in the first quarter of 2019 vindicates this assertion.
The DCE said the Assembly had intensified public education in order to increase the citizenry’s understanding and support of the business community for them to willingly honour their tax obligations to the Assembly.
She added that the Assembly will also continue to organize refresher courses for its revenue staff to improve their performance.
SUPPORT FOR PWDs
Madam Foriwaa Dwommoh said the Assembly, in 2018, supported 401 People with Disabilities (PWDs) in the district.
According to her, the support was in the areas of education, health and economic empowerment.
The DCE said in 2018, a total Disability Fund of GH¢245,166.90 was received, out of which GH¢222,221.25 was disbursed to the beneficiaries.
Madam Charity Dwommoh said the decision of the assembly to procure and distribute business kits to persons with disability in the district was not only to make the beneficiaries financially sound, but to also create employment opportunities for them.
She said the assembly had identified some challenges with the fund, such as with equity, data management and non-utilisation of the items by some of the beneficiaries.
She, however, gave the assurance that the Disability Fund Management Committee (DFMC), the Ghana Federation for Disability Organisations (GFD), and the assembly were putting in place measures to reform the programme.