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District Assemblies Face Challenges in Revenue Collection

Jan. 15, 2019


 

District Assemblies Face Challenges in Revenue Collection

 

MLGRD 15/01/19. The Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), Kwesi Boateng Adjei (MP) has said Internal Generated Funds (IGF) mobilization; still remains a significant challenge to some District Assemblies.

 It is in this direction that the MLGRD in collaboration with GIZ are rolling out several programs which include IGF software, Street Naming and Property Addressing System to improve on the collection and management of Local Revenue collection.

The Hon Deputy Minister made this statement on a two-day operational planning workshop for the Support for Decentralization Reforms Project (SfDR which is a bilateral development program of the Republic of Ghana and the Federal Republic of Germany and jointly implemented by MLGRD and GIZ.

The purpose of the workshop was to provide a clear picture of the remaining tasks and responsibilities in line with the objectives of the SfDR project for the year 2019.

Also enumerating the priorities of the Ministry, the Hon Deputy Minister, Boateng Adjei said the Ministry will be engaged in ensuring that the referendum takes off in September this year to pave the way for the election of Metropolitan, Municipal District Chief Executives (MMDCEs), and the implementation of the Rural Development Policy which would enable all MMDCEs to align their plans to the policy.

He said the Ministry will also focus on the finalization of the establishment of District Centers for Agriculture Commerce and Technology (DCACT) in all MMDAs as an institutional mechanism to harmonize and Coordinate all Commercial, Entrepreneurial and Agricultural initiatives towards achieving a viable and sustainable economy and as well create jobs at the local level. We critically need to develop innovative solutions, built on synergies to maximize trade-offs and forge strong partnerships to achieve the task ahead, he said.

The Deputy Minister lauded the productive partnerships forged between Germany, the United States, Canada and Ghana for the commitment shown towards the Ghana’s decentralization and Local Governance process.

Present at the function were development partners, NGOs, Representatives from District Assemblies and Local Government Institutions.

 




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