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KKDA intensifies plans to rake in more revenue

By
Isaac Newton Tetteh

Sebrepor,(GAR), June
16, GNA – As part of plans to increase revenue mobilization for the 2018 fiscal
year, the Kpone-Katamanso District Assembly (KKDA)  has held a revenue mobilization work shop for
residents of Sebrepor and its surrounding areas.

The workshop was used
by officials of the Assembly to sensitize residents on KKDA’s revenue
mobilization as well as served as a platform to discuss the 2018 fee fixing
resolution.

Mr Noble Atsu Ahadzie,
Budget Officer for KKDA, said the meeting would be replicated in all the four
area councils of the Assembly.

Mr Ahadzie said, the
KKDA and the other 215 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs)
were mandated by the Local Government Act 2016 to engage community members
before fixing of levies, rates and fees for the fiscal year.

He explained that
MMDAs had been mandated by the Act as the only authority to levy sufficient
rates to provide for the total expenditure to be incurred by the Assembly
during the period in respect of which the rate was levied.

He encouraged
residents to therefore fulfil their civic responsibilities by paying their
rates and fees to enable the Assembly provide them with the needed development.

The Budget Officer
gave the assurance that areas which used to be farmlands but now serving as
residential areas would be properly mapped and re-planned to enable the
Assembly issue the needed building permits and house numbers to them.

This, he stated, would
enable the Assembly to bill the residents in the area to pay property rates
which would lead to the increase of its revenue.

Mr Yakubu Mohammed,
Kpone Katamanso Coordinating Director, said Assembly needed the support of
residents to enable them initiate and complete projects.

Mr Mohammed added that
due to some administrative challenges, some major projects in the district have
been halted.

GNA

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