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Sissala East District Assembly introduces non-traditional sources to beef up revenue

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After failing to hit its estimated revenue target of GH¢241,019.30 in 2011, the Sissala East District Assembly has decided to venture into non-traditional sources to beef up its capacity in revenue mobilization.

The Assembly which, realised GH¢174,511.10, representing 72.40% of the 2011 target, has already raked in GH¢49,684.26 as at the end of March 2012 representing 19.2% of the 2012 estimated target of GH¢258,565.00.

Madam Alijata Sulemana, the District Chief Executive, said this on Tuesday during the first ordinary meeting of the Assembly at Tumu.

She said she was pleased that the Assembly had again qualified in the 2010 Functional Organisation Assessment (FOAT) with a total score of 92%, a significant improvement over the previous year’s score of 76%.

The 92%, she said, was the best score in the whole region and praised all who played vital roles for the Assembly to achieve the feat.

She said the Assembly received GH¢241,403.35 as its share of the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) for the 2011 Fourth Quarter Allocation.

On the 2% Common Fund for Persons With Disabilities  (PWDs), Madam Alijata said GH¢39,438.52 was released covering first to third quarters of 2011 in addition to GH¢42,779.35 released in 2012 bringing the total to GH¢82,217.35.

She said several projects were ongoing under the Ghana Social Opportunities Project (G-SOP) while 90 boreholes were also packaged for consideration under the Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation Programme which would be executed in phases starting with the drilling of 20 boreholes in the first phase.

Source: GNA

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