AHANTA W: Assembly makes strides in revenue generation
The Ahanta West District Assembly (AWDA) says it has made strides in its revenue generation to qualify for funds under the Functional Organizational Assessment Tool (FOAT) exercise conducted by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.
Mr Joseph Dofoyena, the District Chief Executive, said this at a workers’ durbar held to award 10 employees for their hard work.
He said the Assembly scored 56 per cent, 73 percent, and 84 percent in 2009, 2010, and 2011 respectively in the assessments conducted by the Ministry.
As a result, he said, “I am convinced that, additional funds would be allocated to the District to carry out more projects”.
On revenue generation, Mr Dofoyenah said the Assembly collected GH¢ 443, 245.83 out of an estimated amount of GH¢ 637, 114.00 as at October 2012 from its Internally Generated Funds (IGF) representing 70 percent of the estimated amount.
“This is an improvement of 15 percent over the 2011 Local Revenue Performance”, he said and called for more hard work from the staff to improve upon the feat.
On projects, he said the Assembly completed eight out of 22 school blocks and teachers accommodation initiated in collaboration with the GETFund Secretariat while 14 are ongoing. It supplied 4,690 school uniforms and 6,275 sets of furniture to basic schools.
Mr Dofoyenah said through its own resources, the Assembly reshaped over 38.3 kilometres of feeder roads in the district and spent GH¢ 4, 500.00 to repair a wooden foot bridge linking old and new Akwidaa.
He commended the entire staff whose efforts contributed to the success story of the Assembly and appealed to them to continue to work hard.
Alhaji Mohammed Hardi, the District Coordinating Director, appealed to the staff to eschew negative practices and rather put in their best to promote growth of the assembly which turns 25 years in 2013.
Mr Kwabena Kessie, Principal Executive Officer, emerged the overall best worker among ten others and was presented with a table top refrigerator while the rest had textiles and electrical appliances.