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24.12.2004 Regional News

Birim South Assembly achieved 65.1 per cent revenue

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Akim Oda, Dec 24, GNA - The Birim South District Assembly collected 951.4 million cedis out of estimated internally generated revenue of 1.5 billion cedis as at the end of October.

With regard to property rates the assembly was able to collect 160.6 million cedis out the estimated 180 million cedis representing, the District Chief Executive, Mr Yaw Amprofi said.

Addressing the Third Ordinary Meeting of the Assembly at Akim Oda on Thursday, he said the district had received its share of the third quarter of the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) for the payment of completed, and on-going and new projects.

Mr Amprofi mentioned the on-going projects as the construction of an 18-unit three-storey classroom block for the Akim Oda Methodist School, a three-unit classroom block at Suponso and town council offices at Akim Swedru.

He mentioned some of the new projects as the construction of market sheds at Akim Osorase and Apoli, fencing of the Oda Government Hospital, a sanitary facility at Akim Oda Ridge Experimental School and a three-unit classroom and six-seat sanitary facility at Asuoso. Mr Amprofi said the fourth tranche of the HIPC fund of 790 million cedis received by the assembly recently was being used for the construction of a three-unit classroom block and six-seat sanitary facility at Asuboa, a 20-seat sanitary facility at Anamase among others. On the District Health Mutual Insurance Scheme, the DCE said registration of individual and families were not encouraging and appealed to the assembly members to assist in educating people in their electoral areas on the need to join the scheme.

The Presiding Member of the Assembly, Mr Robert Oscar-Prah, took the Department of Town and Country Planning and Building Inspection to task and urged them to undertake their activities in consultation with the assembly to ensure adherence to the planned lay out of the towns.

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