The Adaklu District Chief Executive, Emmanuel Sky Ganaku, has admonished district finance officers to design strategies to generate incomes internally rather than always relying on the Assemblies Common Fund.
He noted that only two of the 30 strategies designed by the assemblies for revenue mobilisation internally are working.
Mr. Emmanuel Ganaku gave the suggestion when he addressed the first ordinary meeting of the second assembly of Adaklu District Assembly at Waya on Wednesday.
He noted that one of the areas that the assembly must tackle was revenue mobilisation, adding that “without sufficient revenue, we cannot achieve our developmental goals.”
He therefore called on all assembly members to be prepared to play active roles in the mobilisation of additional revenue.
Mr. Ganaku said though the assembly made modest improvement in revenue mobilisation during the year 2014 totalling GH¢125,526.62 as against GH¢148,889.20 in 2015, there was the need for improvement.
He also expressed concern about the inheriting problems posed by activities of Fulani herdsmen.
According to him, their cattle continue to destroy large acreage of farmlands and pollute water bodies on daily basis, warning that the assembly would soon arrest and prosecute them.
The DCE was also not happy about the standard of education in the district, saying the district presented 346 candidates for the last BECE and 54 per cent of the total candidates obtained grades between aggregate 6 and 30.
He stated further that the asembly has undertaken a lot of projects in the area and called for more support towards the development of the area.
Mr. Ganaku urged the newly-elected assemblymen to set realistic targets for the benefit of all.
He entreated them to bring constructive suggestions that would promote the growth of the district.
From Kafui Gati, Adaklu Waya