Tano South District Assembly receives funds for development

cediThe Tano South District Assembly in the Brong-Ahafo Region has received GHC524,408.00 as its 2013 District Development Fund.

It has also received the first quarter allocation of the District Assembly Common Fund of GHC317,321.32 for 2013.

Mr Bukari Zakari Anaba, Tano South District Chief Executive, announced this at the Third Ordinary Meeting of the Second Session of the assembly at Bechem.

He said with the availability of the funds all on-going and abandoned development projects in the communities would be completed.

Notwithstanding, Mr Anaba observed that internally generated revenue was a major responsibility of the assembly, because it could not rely on transfers from central government and other sources for development.

Mr Anaba explained that the assembly was facing serious challenges in its internal revenue generation which had affected performance and service delivery and called on the assembly members to intensify efforts to educate the people to pay their property rates and taxes regularly.

He expressed dismay about the number of illegal developments taking place in the district and warned that the assembly would begin a demolition exercise soon to pull down all unauthorized structures.

While admonishing potential developers to obtain building permit from the assembly, Mr Anaba advised the assembly members to collaborate with the traditional rulers in the district to help bring the situation under control.

He regretted that instead of relying on personnel of the Town and Country Planning Department to demarcate plots to developers according to approved layouts, some traditional authorities had engaged unauthorized persons to demarcate plots in their communities.

“The result of this unfortunate trend is that areas earmarked for markets, schools, sanitation or recreational facilities are now being diverted for other purposes,” Mr Anaba added.

Mr Anaba commended the assembly members for his confirmation noting that the 96 per cent votes obtained indicated that they were anxious to develop the district.

He advised the assembly members to eschew partisan politics which would affect development in the communities.

Source: GNA

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