BONGO: DCE urges citizens to honour tax obligations to the assembly
District Chief Executive for Bongo in the Upper East Region, Mr. Peter Ayinbisa Ayamga has hinted that the Assembly had initiated some measures to recover all payments due it.
Date Created : 12/25/2017 9:34:59 AM : Story Author : Peter Atogewe Wedam/Ghanadistricts.com
The DCE who was explaining the revenue performance of the assembly for the year noted that, but for some shortfalls, the assembly would have done better in its quest to improve its internally generated funds.
Among the challenges he mentioned included the non-payment of telecommunication masts fees, and refusal by the citizenry to pay up their property rates.
He has thus called on the citizenry to pay their taxes and levies to help the assembly raise money to meet its developmental goals to the various communities.
On some specifics on Internally Generated Funds (IGF), the DCE disclosed that when the 2017 annual estimates were approved at the beginning of the year, the Assembly projected to rake in 224,580.00 Ghana Cedis but revealed that as at 30th November, 2017, only 158,283.70 Ghana Cedis was realised.
Though this figure represented a 70.47 percentage of the projections, the DCE charged his technocrats to redouble their efforts in improving the IGF since that was the immediate source of revenues for the undertaking of routine administrative and other important business in the district.