Show interest in use of MPs Common Fund

 

Show interest in use of MPs Common Fund

Speaking at a meeting of the assembly with the people at the Haatso Pentecost Church in Accra, Mr Sackey reminded the people that paying taxes was a civic responsibility.

The MCE used the platform to account for his stewardship and to obtain feed back from the residents regarding issues affecting them.

How the assemblys revenue was expended in the previous year, projects being undertaken in 2015, as well as projections for 2016, were also made known to the constituents

MPs Common Fund

Mr Sackey explained that what had become known as the MPs share of the Common Fund was part of the District Assemblies Common Fund, for which reason the constituents needed to show interest in what the MP used his share of the fund for.

Assemblys budget

The Municipal Budget Officer, Torgbui Tali III, who presented the budget, said last year, even though the assembly planned to raise GH3.25 million, it was able to raise only GH2.84 million.

He said the provisional 2016 budget had made provisions for logistics to enable the assembly to step up its revenue mobilisation drive.

On property rate, he said currently more than 50 per cent of property owners did not pay property rate, disclosing that within four days when the assembly embarked on checks, it was able to identify 500 properties that had never been billed.

He, however, conceded that the property owners could not be solely blamed for what was happening because the assembly had never contacted them for that purpose.


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