The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ahafo Ano South-East in the Ashanti Region, Mr Joseph Agyeman Dapaah has noted that internally generated revenue is surest and easiest source of fund to execute developmental projects speedily.
He noted that, District Assembly’s ability to mobilise enough Internally Generated Funds (IGF) would mean it would have the financial muscle to execute developmental projects rapidly and on time.
The DCE made the statement at a sensitization programme organized for Community Information Centre (CIC) operators in his District on Friday September 3 ,2021 at Adugyama.
The CICs play pivotal role in sensitizing and educating the general public hence the District Assembly’s decision to engage them to complement the effort of the Information Services Department (ISD).
At the sensitization event, the DCE told participants to extend the knowledge acquired to whip-up public interest in paying taxes, levies, and rates to the District Assembly.
The Presiding Member(PM) of the District, Mr Ibrahim Issah at his turn, educated participants on the core functions of the Public Relations and Complaints Committee(PRCC) of the District Assembly.
The Local Government Act 936(Act,2016) Section 27(1) among other things, mandates the PRCC to educate the members of the public on the activities of the District Assembly.
The PRCC is chaired by the PM of a District Assembly.
The PRCC, the PM stated that, sought to “promote transparency,probity and accountability in the dealings of the District Assembly with the public”.
By the powers vested in the PRCC by the Local Government Act 936, it could investigate complaints or allegations made against the DCE, staff of the District Assembly and staff the departments of the District Assembly.
He, therefore, told participants to account the PRCC for dispatch settlement of cases under it’s jurisdiction.
In his welcome address, the District Coordinating Director, Mr Kaleem Abdallah Adam said the District Assembly placed value on the role of CIC in the District.
He expressed the District Assembly’s preparedness to foster cordial relationship which would bring mutual benefits for the two.
He urged them to be tax compliance so that they would have the moral right to educate the public to pay taxes.
The District Head of Work, Mr Bartholomew Amponsah, District Environmental Health Officer, Mr Emmanuel Asiedu, District Head of Revenue, Mr Stephen Amponsah, and District District Information Officer, Mr Thomas Awuah Asem took turns to educate the participants on the core functions of their departments.
The participants expressed their delight to District Assembly authorities for organizing an event which they said had built their knowledge about the District Assembly.
Thomas Awuah, Adugyama