Jerry Azanduna/Blaise Agana
Bongo (U/E) Sept 29,
GNA – The Bongo District Assembly, is showing strong revenue collection
performance, raking in GH¢ 153,294.92, as of the end of the first half of the
The figure represented
65.97 per cent of the GH¢ 232.378.00 it had targeted to collect in 2018.
Mr Peter Ayinbisa
Ayamga, the District Chief Executive (DCE), announced this at an ordinary
meeting of the assembly held in Bongo.
He said compared with
the last year’s same period figure, the performance was encouraging.
At the end of the
second quarter of 2017, the assembly had collected GH¢ 113,024.84, which was
49.12 per cent of what it had projected to collect for that year.
He told the meeting
that it had received GH¢ 1,075,789.87, as part of share of the District
Assemblies Common Fund (DACF).
Mr Ayamga said the
money was used to finance a number of development projects three mechanized
boreholes at Zorkor, Soe and Sanabisi, a Community Health-Based Planning
Services (CHPS) compound at Sanabisi, a three-unit classroom block with
ancillary facilities and toilets at Zorkor.
He also spoke of an
amount of GH¢ 808,267.00 from the District Development Facility (DDF) to fund
six projects – construction of a two-unit kindergarten classroom block at
Ayobia, supply of 500 dual desks to basic schools, building a morgue at the
Bongo District Hospital, slaughter house at the Bongo and Soe, and the
expansion and furnishing of the Namoo Health Centre.
He said the assembly
was making good progress, citing improvement in security, health care delivery,
revenue mobilization, access to water and sanitation, education development and
social protection programmes.
The assembly had
already disbursed GH¢ 63,709.00 to persons with disabilities (PWDs),
individuals, groups and organizations to cater for advocacy, apprenticeship,
educational support, income generating activities, and medical devices.
Mr Ayamga added that
in the coming weeks it would give about GH¢ 130,000.00 to PWDs to help improve
their living conditions.
He encouraged the
people to support and cooperate with the assembly for the smooth implementation
of its development agenda to make things better for everybody.