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Mayor tasks Finance Committee

2010-05-14 20:46:17
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The Mayor of Tamale, Alhaji Abdulai Harruna Friday, has tasked the Finance and Administration sub-committee of the assembly to come out with more innovative ways of mobilising revenue for the assembly.

"The sub-committee may also have to revise some of the mechanisms used in collecting revenue in order to step-up our, performance to attract more ftlnds to meet our development targets." he indicated.

The mayor, who was speaking at the first ordinary meeting of the assembly this year in Tamale bemoaned the abysmal performance of the assembly in the first quarter of this year.

From January to March, the assembly generated only GH¢ 148,000 representing about 19 per cent of the targeted revenue of GH¢814,148.00 for the year.

"From the picture, it is clear that we need to do more to be able to achieve our annual revenue target and I will urge our revenue officers to take it upon themselves as a challenge to themselves and as a group," Alhaji Friday stated.

He further stated that, as part of measures to ensure efficiency in revenue mobilisation, the assembly will be embarking on periodic checks on the books.of revenue collectors at post.

The mayor announced that the assembly had received an amount of GH¢345000 as its fourth quarter allocation of the Common Fund and that, "the amount is being used to service existing debts and other approved development projects of the assembly".

On the prevailing peaceful atmosphere in the metropolis, Aihaji Friday commended security persons including the "Bilchinsi" peace council and taskforces at the various communities for their dedication and selflessness.

He promised that the assembly will provide them with the necessary logistics to facilitate their work.

The mayor called for the cooperation of residents in the work of the taski6rce and indicated that, “the maintenance of peace and security should be seen as the collective responsibility of every one of us in this metropolis”.


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