The Kpone-Katamanso District Assembly (KKDA) last year mobilised GH¢3,633,215.95 as internally generated funds which represented 99.48 per cent of the revised annual estimate of GH¢3,652,389.00.
The Chief Executive of KKDA, Alhaji Antieye Tetteh, disclosed this during the first ordinary meeting of the second assembly of KKDA.
He explained that the assembly revised its target midstream when it became clear that it could not be achieved largely due to a boundary dispute with the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA).The Greater Accra Co-ordinating Council as part of efforts to resolve the boundary dispute arranged that TMA collect rates in that section of the heavy industrial area and give out 40 per cent to KKDA.
Alhaji Tetteh said the arrangement stalled as the assembly did not receive any share from the TMA meaning the two assemblies must now compete for revenue in the heavy industrial area, the disputed area.
He said the assembly had engaged the services of CTK GeoSys Limited to build a comprehensive data for revenue mobilisation.
“To discourage the payment of monies to individuals and prevent leakages in revenue we have engaged Zenith Bank to assist the assembly build many pay points,” he said.
He said from the second quarter of 2014 to the fourth quarter of 2015 the assembly received GH¢3, 014875.67 as its share of the District Assembly Common Fund to service projects and programmes.
Alhaji Tetteh added that from the second quarter of 2014 to the second quarter of 2015 it received GH¢62,797.51 as District Assembly Common Fund for persons with disability and that had been disbursed to the target group.
He directed contractors to plant signposts with relevant information at construction sites to give proper accounts of projects to members of the public.
Alhaji Tetteh said the assembly’s office complex which was 70 per cent complete was behind schedule.
From Godfred Blay Gibbah,Kpone