Mpohor Wassa East District Assembly improves on its revenue collection
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
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
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
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.