Ga East Municipal Assembly to increase revenue

Ga East Municipal Assembly front view

Ga East Municipal Assembly front view

The Ga East Municipal Assembly (GEMA) has mobilised GH¢6,608,412.66, representing 49.3 per cent of the total budgeted revenue of GH¢13, 407.899.12 projected for the year 2016.

Mr. John Kwao Sackey, the Municipal Chief Executive of GEMA, said Internally Generated Fund and grants, including District Assemblies’ Common Fund (DACF), accounted for 50.85 per cent and 48.7 per cent of the total revenue.

Speaking at the assembly’s second ordinary session of the General Assembly at the weekend, the GEMA boss said his outfit had taken steps to increase its revenue, adding that the assembly had procured a new vehicle to ensure effective revenue mobilisation.

Mr. Sackey said the assembly had completed a number of projects between 2015 and 2016 including  two 3-bay market sheds, each with 72 stalls at Dome and Taifa, while  the phase one of the Haatso Market Complex, and modern two-storey unit shops at the Dome Market were at various stages of completion.

Besides, the MCE said the maternity/children’s block for the Abokobi Health Centre had also been completed.

He said projects funded through the Social Investment Fund which included the construction of a clinic at Boi, maternity clinic at Kwabenya, nurses’ quarters at Abokobi   had been awarded and work would soon begin.

Other projects he said includes a six-unit classroom block with ancillaries for the Papao Community Model Presbyterian Basic School as well as teachers’ quarters at Abokobi and Adenkrebi, all suburbs of the municipality.

To address the deficit in educational infrastructure, the MCE said the assembly had procured more than 2,000 new dual desks, 120 tables, 720 chairs for kindergarten pupils and 140 teachers’ desks had been procured for distribution to basic schools.

By Malik Sullemana

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