The Wassa Amenfi West Municipal Assembly led by the Hon. Lord Nana Tandoh, is determined to rake in at least over a million Ghana cedis Internally Generated Funds (IGF) at the end of 2023. In order to achieve this, the Assembly has put in place a development control taskforce, environmental control taskforce, earth moving and heavy duty machines taskforce to help enhance revenue mobilization in the Municipality.
“When I came in and at the end of last year, I was told that the total internally generated revenue was below a million Ghana cedis but our Assembly should be doing between GH 1.8 to GH 2 million in a year,” said by the MCE.
The measures, he added, would well position the Assembly to collect the necessary revenue from people who are supposed to pay and block leakages.
Hon. Lord Nana Tandoh noted that the Assembly could no longer rely on the insufficient and irregular flow of government common fund and grants of the District Assembly Common Fund to finance its numerous developmental needs and reiterated the resolve to rope in all tax paying entities to improve upon mobilisation. “The revenue mobilisation task force has trained and dedicated officers who would go round identifying all businesses and making sure thst the required bills are served and amounts collected.
The MCE noted that as part of efforts to address revenue leakages, non-performing revenue collectors at the collection points would be reshuffled or replaced to fish out people who cheat taxpayers and embezzle collected revenue.