Shama District Assembly selected for pilot Tree-Project

By
Joseph Agrace Wiyorbie / Crossland Asante-Agyemang, GNA

Shama (WR) Oct 13, GNA – The Shama District
Assembly in the Western Region has been selected by the Ministry of Finance as
one of the pilot districts for the implementation of the ‘Tree project’ a
revenue mobilisation project.

It is aimed at helping assemblies to improve
upon their internal revenue collection.

Mr Joseph Amoah District Chief Executive, who
announced this during the 6th ordinary meeting of the third session
of the assembly at Shama said the process had begun in earnest and a test run
of the system had also taken place in the Ituma township.

According to him, the project which is
expected to provide the assembly with a software would be used to store data,
generate bills and facilitate electronic payment aside the regular cash
collection by the revenue staff.

He said the project required the use of a
third party which was a mobile network service provider to facilitate the
electronic payment aspect, adding that the project contract was for the period
of two year, which the assembly would have to pay the service fees
electronically.

Mr Amoah said the assembly was to Choose the
service provider for the project and also renew the contract after the
expiration of the initial two years contract,” as an assembly, we are also
required to choose between ‘’ e-Transact’’ or ‘‘Slide pay’’ payment system for
the exercise’’.

The DCE said though the assembly had a lot of
revenue potentials, it was not doing well in its IGF and stressed that with
commitment and dedication, it should be able to mobile enough funds to perform
its mandate.

On Education, Mr Amoah said the member of
Parliament  spent a total of GH¢20,979.00  as scholarship grant on 16 tertiary students
and  that from January up to date the
assembly also spent  an amount of GH¢62,600,00  as scholarship grant for73  tertiary students  and 18 
second cycle students.

He said there were examinations on going in
all the zones in the district to select the best students for the district
level zonal examination and prizes would be awarded to students who excel
comprising; television sets, standing fans and wax prints.

Mr Amoah said 
the Non formal education Division has embarked on community entry for
the complementary  Basic Education
Programme which would  target out of
school children from eight years and above in fulfilment of the NPP
Government’s policy of ensuring that all children have access to education.

The DCE hinted that the Ministry of Transport
would soon introduce the Rapid Bus Transit System in the district, expected to
ease, provide decent, timely, reliably and affordable transport services to the
people in the district.

For his part, Mr Percy Ahenawah the Presiding
Member expressed concern about the excessive noise made by some churches in the
district and tasked the Environmental Health Officers to be up to their task
and check on the unnecessary noise makers in the district and if possible ban
it.

GNA

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