Residents Schooled on Maximizing Revenue

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About160 residents of Nsawam Adoagyir Municipality have been schooled on the importance of helping the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies raise enough revenue.

The 160 who were selected from four zones in the municipality, Dobro, Nsawam, Adoagyir and Ahodjo, were drawn from all kinds of professions as well as members of the Ghana National Association of the Deaf.

The workshop which was organized by ARK development Organization and sponsored by STAR-Ghana was to promote and create citizen awareness on revenue and to demand accountability from duty bearers.

At a Social Public Expenditure  And Financial Accountability(SPEFA) held on Tuesday, 5th February,2019 at Ankwa Dobro in the Municipality, participants were introduced to strategies for revenue mobilization, Monitoring Insights, Development Objectives, Impact of economic activity amongst others  which essentially drives the developmental agenda of MMDAs.

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The executive director for the organization, Mr Emmanuel Kwafo Mintah tasked the people to follow up on projects which the assemblies had claimed to have embarked on and demand answers to questionable projects.

Some participants who spoke with this reporter said “the education has gone down well with them and henceforth moving forward will up their game and demand accountability whilst paying their taxes and levies for development delivery”.

Some persons with the Ghana national Association of Deaf in the municipality, who were present at the workshop asked the MMDAs to engage them on why it is important for them to pay revenue. As their condition do not allow them to hear anything and also contribute in paying revenue.

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Through an interpretation by a private interpreter to the GNAD members,they averred “revenue is very essential in nation building but a situation where hand few of persons are contributing is not a sign of a good citizen and it makes them feel that their not part of Ghana”.

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