Ghana: Adenta Municipal Assembly on track to meet revenue target
Adentan Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region has mobilized GH¢9,388,260.98 against a projected revenue target of GH¢12,830:818.20 representing 73.17% of the total budgeted revenue for the year ending in 2022.
Total grant income also amounted to GH¢6,534,152.78, or 30.29% of expected inflows.
Chief Municipal Executive (MCE) Alexander Daniel Nii-NoiAdumuah revealed this during the extraordinary meeting of the assembly on Friday in Accra.
MCE said that despite the challenges the world is facing as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the revenue department and other officers have played their part in bringing the assembly so far and expressed their optimism. that the remaining target would be achieved by the end of the year.
Regarding environmental management, he said that a team of young people has been hired to undertake the collection of waste along the road, especially after the desilting of sewers, while the activities of Operation Clean Your Frontage would be intensified.
Nii-NoiAdumuah said the French government was offering software to the assembly to be used in monitoring waste management contractors within the municipality.
He said some air quality sensors have been installed at designated points in the municipality to monitor the air quality and assured that the selected staff will also be trained in data collection and interpretation. on air quality.
The 2023 budget, Nii Noi Adumuah explained, would help address deficiencies in health facilities, educational infrastructure and logistics, office space, water, sanitation and drainage issues as well as the rehabilitation of some roads in poor condition.
The draft revenue improvement plan, he said, would be used to compile a list of formal organizations in the municipality with a view to calculating reasonable base rate charges for services offered by the assembly, adding that the assembly would liaise with the National Identification Authority (NIA) to obtain data. on residents aged 18 to 70.
The MCE said the assembly would make monthly announcements on tariff payments in line with revenue projections, increased public education on a quarterly basis, reassessment and valuation of properties not assessed and the frequent conduct of income clinics.
Nii-Noi Adumuah said a quarterly public education would be undertaken on issuing land and building permits, why recalcitrant developers should be and the need to obtain planning permission before constructing a building.
“The assembly would also intensify its public education on the reasons for posting warning notices, the roles of the revenue task force, time spent with ratepayer groups, field monitoring of revenue collectors and refresher training for revenue collectors and the persecution of violators of assembly regulations,” he added.
Projects planned for 2023, he said, included construction of a two-storey classroom block with ancillary facilities at Adentan Community School, provision of a zebra crossing, backs of donkeys and the replacement of metal grids on certain roads as well as the dredging and desilting of streams to prevent flooding.
The remainder consists of the supply of 580m drains behind Ogbojo Clinic, a double cell culvert at Ogbojo East London School and a 6 classroom block at Ogbojo Basic School. Municipal Assembly of AdjiringanorAdentan (AdMA).