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20.12.2009 Regional News

Mpohor Wassa East District Assembly improves on its revenue collection

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Daboase, WR, Dec. 20 GNA- The Mpohor Wassa East District Assembly has improved

upon its revenue collection by almost hundred percent in ten months.

From January to October this year, the assembly collected GHC1,269,929.80 out of a

projected amount of GHC2,268,812.02 as against GHC1,089,442 collected in the same

period last year.
Mr. Anthony Bassaw, District Chief Executive of Mpohor Wassa East made this known at

the fourth Ordinary meeting of the third session of the Assembly at Daboase.

He expressed optimism that the assembly would exceed its target for the year when the

rest of the revenue for November and December pour in and attributed the achievement to

effective team work urging the staff and assemblymembers to continue with the zeal to make

more successes.
Mr. Bassaw indicated that the assembly would explore other sources of revenue

generation saying that the few markets are the major sources of income earners which was

narrow and meagre, therefore the communities would be sensitized on the need to pay levies

and fees to generate revenue for development.
On projects, the Chief Executive said the assembly had constructed a number of projects

including boreholes, wells at selected communities, offices for the Assembly among others

while work on a new market was at an advanced stage.

He stated that the District Tender Committee would soon open tenders for the

construction of sanitary facilities, wells and the regravelling of roads in the various

communities.
To ensure quality education of children in the district, Mr Bassaw announced that a team

from the Cadbury Cocoa Project has provided 1,000 bicycles for distribution to pupils and

teachers who trek about two to four kilometres daily to school.

"It is expected that the gesture would help them to be regular and punctual at school".

Mr. Kwabena Ennin Boahene, Presiding Member of the Assembly urged the 40 member

house to work harder in order to benefit from the grants by the metropolitan, municipal and

district assessment programme to undertake development programmes.

Mr Boahene deplored the poor attendance of Heads of Departments to assembly sessions

and cautioned that in future, latecomers would be queried and their superiors in the region and

Accra informed about their apathetic attitude.
Alhaji Yakubu Adam, Mpohor Wassa District Director of Education, briefed the house on

the proposed Grants and Reporting Accountability Improve Literacy (GRAIL) being funded

by the USAID and implemented by the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education

Service.
He said GRAIL aimed at improving the learning skills of children from kindergarten to

primary three and appealed to the assemblymembers to contribute effectively towards the

success of the programme by educating the communities on the programme.

GNA

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