Garu-Tempane District Assembly exceeds revenue target by 5%

The Garu-Tempane District of the Upper East Region has exceeded its revenue targets for the first six months of the year by five percent.

The Assembly had set an annual revenue target of GH¢148,097 and a quarterly collection target of GH¢37,000 which was exceeded.

The Deputy Coordinating Director of the Assembly, Mr Musah Abubakari, who said this during a mid year review meeting held in Bolgatanga to review Public Participation in  Local Governance II, attributed the success story to the hard work of revenue heads at the sub-district structure levels.

He said other measures adopted by the Assembly include the instant payment of commission for earners on revenue mobilized, intensified supervision, participatory fee fixing process, organized outreach programmes on the fees, expanded tax net system and sanctioning fraudulent collectors.

He said all the nine Area Councils and Unit Committees of the area had also been inaugurated and were operational and the Area Councils had the full complement of staff as a result of the payment of salaries from National Youth Employment Programme.

Mr Abubakari said the Garu-Temapne District had also inaugurated the Disability Fund Management Committee which had disbursed GH¢12,567 from the disability fund to people living with disability.

He said 425 children with disabilities were supervised and put into schools while 372 disabled people and their families were also registered under NHIS.

Mr Abubakari said 900 needy persons and PWDs were registered under the Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty where they received cash donation of GH¢30.00 each from government to cater for their basic needs.

He said 279 PWDs were trained and supported with improved varieties of seeds to engage in crop production and amongst the number, 15 were groundnut farmers, 168 soya bean farmers and 96 bambara bean farmers.

Mr Abubakari said the District Assembly had also conducted a Town Hall meeting to discuss development policies at the Area Council level.

He said the District Assembly also organized health promotional talks for 465 pregnant and nursing mothers during antenatal clinics.

Source: GNA

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