Hohoe Assembly makes 58.51% of revenue projections
The Hohoe Municipal Assembly had at the end of September mobilized a total of GH₵292,607 out of the targeted revenue of GH₵500,080 for the year, which represents 58.51 percent of the projections.
Its total expenditure within the same period amounted to GH₵221,669 out of the budgeted figure of GH₵683,800 for the year, representing 32.4 percent.
Mr Victor-Hermann Condobrey, Hohoe Municipal Chief Executive, announced this at its general meeting to dissolve the tenure of the assembly members.
He said a total of GH₵670,785 had been received by the assembly as its second year allocation of the District Development Facility (DDF) based on 2008 assessment.
Mr Condobrey said works were progressing under the emergency projects valued at GH₵4.2-million; comprising constructional works for the Hohoe School for the Deaf and Gbi Special School for the mentally challenged.
He announced that several development projects at various levels of completion are being constructed in the Municipality from interventions such as the Ghana Education Trust Fund, European Union Micro Projects programme, Community-Based Rural Development Projects (CBRDP), District Assemblies’ Common Fund and the Millennium Challenge Accounts.
The projects are in the Education, Water and Sanitation, Health and Tourism sectors.
Mr Condobrey said part of its Internally Generated Fund was used to acquire 10 plots of land for the construction of 20 unit stores.
He said 149 individuals from seven groups are benefiting from a GH₵65,700 reconstituted Micro finance and Small Loans Centre, disclosing that some members had started repayments for others to benefit from the scheme.
The Municipal Chief Executive said its Health Insurance scheme had attained a 93 percent coverage registering 135,241 out of a population of 145,511.
He said some 5,985 pregnant women were benefiting from the free maternal care delivery programme.
Mr Condobrey said 220 street lights had been procured and installation would commence soon as modalities were complete.
Ms Edith Akpoto, Presiding Member, commended the Assembly members for their resilience, steadfastness, dedication and hard work, which had culminated in the transformation the local economy and bringing development closer to the people.
She bid farewell to members who might not return while welcoming in advance those who would withstand the ‘storm’.
Mr Jacob Prince Hayibor, Member of Parliament for Hohoe North, explained that MP’s were legislators and not development agents. They, however, facilitate development.
He commended the Assembly members for their cooperation and dedication to work, which he said was deepening the decentralisation concept.
Mr Joseph Amenowode, Volta Regional Minister, said the decentralisation concept is to expedite development activities at the grassroots levels and called for more inclusion of stakeholders.