LEKMA moves to increase revenue generation

The Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA), is collaborating with the Lands Commission to undertake proper valuation of properties within its jurisdiction to improve revenue generation.

This came to light at a town hall meeting organised by the assembly in Accra yesterday.

The meeting brought together management of the assembly and residents in the municipality to deliberate on issues hindering its development.

Addressing the gathering, Mr. Kodjoe Depkoe, Municipal Coordinating Director, said most of the assembly’s funds for projects were derived from the property rate adding that the collaboration was to ensure all properties were billed with the right rate.

He said the assembly was presently saddled with challenges of sanitation saying that numerous programmes undertaken by the assembly in various communities to sensitise the residents about sanitation had proven futile.

“We’re currently faced with the problem of sanitation. Despite the numerous educations, people are unconcerned with the effect it brings to households. We will continue the advocacy and enforce the law to put an end to open defecation along the beaches and dumping of waste in gutters,” he added.

One major factor which had contributed to the sanitation challenges, Mr. Depkoe said was constant breakdown of the assembly’s waste vehicles.

To curb flooding in the municipality during the rainy season, the Coordinating Director said the assembly was working with the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and Urban Roads to put in place measures to prevent it.

“As we speak, we’ve mapped out the various flood-prone areas where the drainage systems are choked. The plan is to desilt all those drainages before the rainy season begins,” he added.

Governance and Social Accountability Specialist, Frederick Dankwa urged residents who lack toilet facilities in their households to take advantage of the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) project to secure one.

He said the project would provide 40 toilet facilities to various schools in the municipality.

By Claude Nyarko Adams    

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