Tatale/Sanguli Assembly yet to receive 2018 Common Fund

 Mr Mbomba

Mr Mbomba

The Tatale/Sanguli District Assembly is yet to receive its share of the 2018 District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF).

The Assembly, from January to date, had received two common fund allocations from the Central Government, which amounts to GH¢ 927,968.80, in respect of the third and fourth quarters of 2017.

It includes allocations for the District Assembly, Member of Parliament’s (MP) share of the fund and the Persons With Disability Fund (PWD).

Thomas Mbomba, the Tatale/Sanguli District Chief Executive, announced this when he addressed the first Ordinary general meeting of the Assembly for 2018, held at Tatale, in the Tatale/Sanguli District of the Northern Region.

He said projects funded by the 2017 District Assemblies Common Fund include the construction of a community-based health planning and services (CHPs) compound with ancillary facilities at Nakpale Borile, construction of a dining hall complex with store, kitchen and office at Tatale.

Others are E.P Agriculture Senior High School (TEPAS SHS), drilling of six boreholes at Nandom, Kwakwado, Likpaltab, Ketebu, Kalani and Dawondo, and the construction of a unit classroom block with ancillary facility at Bekpajab. Apart from the boreholes, all the other projects are ongoing.

Touching on internally generated funds (IGF), he said from January to May 2018 the Assembly mobilised an amount of GH¢51,420.20, representing 52 per cent of the budgeted IGF for the year 2018.

Mr. Mbomba noted that there is cause to worry because the Assembly has not been able to generate anything from rates and rent and called on assembly members to intensify education on tax in the district to create awareness on the need to pay taxes on rent and property.

According to the District Chief Executive, the government had released part of the District Development Facility (DDF) the District Assembly qualified for in the 2013 assessment year.

He said Nahuyili, Sachilbo and Kalani had benefited from boreholes by the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), which funded them.

Mr. Mbomba said only 11 communities out of 170 communities are yet to achieve the districtwide Open Defecation Free (ODF) plan and urged assembly members to support the staff of the Environmental Health Unit to attain the ODF. -GNA

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