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03.03.2021 Regional News

Tree Project: AMMA Revenues collectors receive training on best practices

By Sani Salis
Ghana Cedis
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Scores of Revenue collectors, and staff, of the Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly, have been trained on the effective ways of generating revenue internally.

The day workshop was premised on best practices and means of having an effective internal generated fund for local assemblies.

Organized by Tax Revenue for Economic Enhancement (TREE) project, and the No Business as usual Hub, the event seeks to bridge the knowledge gap and equip them with the technical know-how on tax generation.

Topics covered, include, but not limited to, the use of mobile task force, sensitization of the public on IGF collection through radio advertisement, intensification of supervision and monitoring of revenue collection, training and incentivization of revenue collectors, at el.

"Political interference is a major setback in having a robust internal generation fund," said Hamza Bawa, the facilitator while addressing the participants.

He further suggested: "What we need to do is to ensure that there is proper sensitization, and education in the communities so that people will understand why they must pay their taxes."

In Ghana, there is no reliable data as to how much assemblies generate internally.

As at 2020, Personal Income Tax Rate

a tax collected from individuals stands at 25 percent.