Posted: Tuesday 12th August 2014 at 17:13 pm

Hohoe Municipal Assembly makes gains in IGF

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Hohoe (V/R), Aug. 11, GNA – The Hohoe Municipal Assembly has chalked out success in its Internally Generated Fund (IGF), collecting GH¢ 300,833 out of a budget projection of GH¢275,457 posting 109 per cent for the mid-year review.

The assembly’s expenditure analysis stood at GH¢252, 5561 with an approved budget of GH¢275,457 representing 92 per cent for the same period.

Approved revenue and expenditure budgets are, however, pegged at GH¢ 550,914 for the year.

Dr Margaret Kweku, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), who made this known at its second meeting at the weekend, said prudent measures instituted by the Budgeting Unit and religiously adhered to by the authorities of the assembly, resulted in the gains.

She said the assembly would continue to focus on its financial management including revenue mobilisation and expenditures in the last half of the year.

On the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), she said registration figures stood at 234,947 including those of the Afadzato South District, with active membership totalling 153,546 and GH¢ 140,208 premium collected.

Dr Kweku said claims submitted by its 37 Service Providers for settlement stood at GH¢ 1, 389 million from April-June, with the Scheme’s indebtedness standing at GH¢ 797,737 as of June.

The MCE said the NHIS has been selected on a pilot E-Claims processing programme at the Municipal hospital, and had completed a sensitisation programme for its service providers in readiness for the biometric identity card rollout in the Volta Region.

She enumerated challenges as occasional shortage of drugs in some health facilities; impersonation to solicit healthcare; delays in card production and release of subsidy for claims; unwillingness of clients to renew membership; and the lack of means of transport as affront to the smooth implementation of the Scheme.

She announced that the Assembly and Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a sanitation management organisation had signed a Memorandum of Understanding to manage the Hohoe Lorry Park and a public place of convenience on a revenue sharing formula of 60-40 per cent.

The MCE said an agreement on revenue sharing is being negotiated with Zoomlion on property tax, which could culminate into signing of a memorandum of understanding.

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