Business News of 2014-07-07

Adaklu District Assembly to tackle revenue collection

The collection of rates and levies are to be rigidly enforced by the Adaklu District Assembly to raise enough revenue to execute a number of projects, programmes and interventions, Mr Emmanuel Sky Ganaku District Chief Executive told the Ghana News Agency in an interview.

Basic and property rates which hitherto were limited to Adaklu-Waya and its environs, would now be collected in all the over 40 communities in the district, Mr Ganaku said.

He said the Assembly plans to build three new Area Councils and also renovate the existing one at Adaklu Tsriefe to help maximize its revenue collection.

Mr Ganaku said the Assembly is putting up a three-unit and six-unit classroom blocks with offices, stores and staff common rooms and toilet facilities for selected basic schools in the district.

The beneficiary communities, he said, include Blidokope, Hlihave, Abuadi, Waya, Goefe and Wumenu.

He said text books, exercise books, pens and pencils are being supplied to all schools with some others receiving desks.

Mr. Ganaku said the Assembly would support brilliant but needy students and institute district best teacher and worker awards.

He said the District was constructing CHPS compounds for some selected communities, and also renovating a number of the existing health centres in the absence of a District Hospital.

He disclosed that the Assembly was supporting malaria prevention, HIV/AIDS campaign, rural electrification and provision and rehabilitation of street lights to communities in the district.

Mr. Ganaku said giving the youth vocational training to empower them to earn decent living, was high on the assembly’s agenda.

He, therefore, appealed to people in the catchment area of the Assembly, to “lend their support to achieve its objective of accelerating the developmental agenda of the infant district”.

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