The Ga South Municipal Assembly (GAMS) mobilised GH¢2,914,205.29 from internally generated funds (IGF) as at the end of June this year.
This is in excess of GH¢1,305,910.29 of the assembly’s revenue target of GH¢1,608,295.00 for the first half of the year and represents 90.6 per cent of its targeted revenue of GH¢3,216,591 for 2016.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Jerry Awei Thompson, who announced this at the second ordinary session of the GSMA in Accra, stated that revenues collected from land permits and royalties from January to June amounted to GH¢2,064,825.24, and this accounted for the increase.
Mr. Akwei said that the assembly will construct three CHPS compounds at Tuba, Akotuako and Akweiman as a measure to reduce maternal health mortality in the municipality.
Commenting on security in the municipality, the MCE noted that the assembly would soon provide a police station at Ashalaja to check chieftaincy and land disputes in the communities.
Mr. Akwei stated that the assembly would also begin the construction of new roads at the Finney Hospital area, which is about 3.5 kilometres, and the New Bortianor road, which is about 3.1 kilometres.
He announced that work had started for the construction of drainages at Mallam junction, Baale and Korkordjor to address the flooding in the area.
The MCE said the assembly used GH¢398,000 out of its internally generated funds to purchase four pickups purposely for revenue generation, GH¢ 23.862.50 for the construction of an office complex for the assembly and GH¢70,178.50 for the construction for roads in the municipality.
Mr Akwei lauded the assembly members and the staff of the assembly for their tireless efforts to the development of the municipality, and urged them to invest in the community as a way of generating growth and boosting economic activities.
He also encouraged the assembly members to endeavour to identify economic potentials in their electoral areas for development
“This when done I believe can help increase our revenue and deliver good services on the municipality,” he said
Mrs. Bless Adzedakor a budget analyst at the GSMA said the assembly has revised its revenue mobilisation target for 2016 to GH¢4,420,550.00 and hoped to spend GH¢ 1,636, 753.00 on developmental projects in the community when it achieved the new target.
By Linda Naa Deide Aryeetey