Mr Dennis Armah-Frempong, District Chief Executive (DCE) of the Assembly and Chairman of the Executive Committee (EXECO) tasked to achieve the set target, made this known at the Assembly’s ordinary meeting held at Agona Nsaba.
He said the Committee has called for immediate the establishment of taskforce to collect all outstanding, fees, rates, licenses and others in the District to improve the revenue generation.
He said to achieve the set target, EXECO of the Assembly, has recommended the departments that have roles in revenue collection, especially works, physical planning and revenue section should be provided with logistics such as vehicles and computers and accessories to enhance effective work.
“The committee also recommended that the Assembly as a matter of urgency ensures that all the five area councils be made operational,” Mr Armah-Frempong announced.
He therefore asked the assembly members, opinion leaders, chiefs and others to assist the Assembly’s efforts to rack in more revenue to help undertake more developmental projects.
It has also been established that many communities in the District have difficult in accessing good drinking water due to the broken down and unrepaired bole holes, the DCE said.
The DCE said the Assembly has taken bold decision to repair all broken down bole holes and hand them over all to the committees in the various communities to maintain them to prolong their lifespan.
Mr Armah-Frempong said the Assembly has also empowered it social services sub-committee to set up modalities in order to offer financial assistance to brilliant, but needy students in the tertiary institutions to reduce the burden on parents and guardians.
The Annual Action plan and composite budget for 2018 were recommended and approved by the general assembly, the DCE said.
Mr William Goku, Agona East District Environmental Health and Sanitation Officer said the Assembly 14 communities have been selected to be assisted to construct household toilets facility, adding that 10 out of the 14 would be ready for use by December ending.
Mr Goku said the Assembly has intensified its campaign on the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLITS) to sensitize citizenry on the need to be abreast with issues bothering on sound sanitation in the Agona East.
He appealed to the people to desist from open defecation, since it could create serious environmental pollution which could lead to the outbreak of cholera and other communicable diseases.