Nkoranza, (B/A), Nov. 09, GNA - Mr. Kwame Adu-Gyamfi, the Presiding Member of the Nkoranza Municipal Assembly in Brong-Ahafo Region has advised Assembly Members to sensitise their constituents on the need to pay their taxes and property rates.
He urged them take the responsibility of educating their people to understand that it was the taxes and rates they paid that enabled the Assembly to generate funds to provide their development needs.
Addressing the second ordinary meeting of the Assembly at Nkoranza, Mr Adu-Gyamfi said the Assembly could not over-rely on its common fund for community development saying the quantum of the common fund was determined by their internally generated funds.
He expressed discomfort that the Assembly’s Internally Generated Fund (IGF) continued to decrease for some years now, and advised them to help intensify tax education in the municipality to improve on that.
Mr Adu-Gyamfi said the Assembly had set up revenue mobilisation taskforce and urged them to work hard devoid of partiality so that the Assembly could generate the needed resources required for community development.
Naa Thaddeus Zaasa, the Nkoranza Municipal Co-ordinating Director advised revenue collectors to work hard and those who failed to achieve their revenue targets would be sanctioned.
Madam Diana Attaa-Kusiwaa, the Nkoranza Municipal Chief Executive expressed concern about moral decadence among the youth in the area and appealed to the police to intensify patrols to arrest Indian hemp smokers and peddlers.
She said the Assembly would soon set up a scholarship fund to support brilliant students to pursue higher education and advised students in the area to learn hard to benefit from the package.
Madam Attaa-Kusiwaa expressed worry over the uncontrolled use of tricycles for commercial purposes in the municipality and advised the police to clamp down on minors who used the machines.