|ACDA Schools Revenue Collectors|
|Tuesday, 26 January 2010 09:38|
As part of the District Assembly’s effort to improve its Internally Generated Funds (IGF), the Amansie Central District Assembly (ACDA) has organised a workshop to educate its revenue collectors about new strategies for effective tax collection.The aim of the workshop according to the organisers is to improve upon the Assembly’s IGF which is not forthcoming. They said the Assembly has not been able to meet the target of its IGF for the past years hence the need to sensitise and educate revenue collectors about new methods for the collection of tax.
Addressing the participants at the workshop, the District Coordinating Director of the Assembly, Mr. Daniel Nkrumah stated that, the development of every district hitches on its Internally Generated Funds.
The Director who was not happy about the performance of the revenue collectors called on them to put in much effort this year “I am appealing to you to do all your possible best to generate more funds this year to enable the Assembly to undertake more developmental projects in the district.”
In an interview, the DCD blame part of the problems that tax collectors go through on the inability of most District Assemblies to involve the tax payers in the fee fixing. “Having realised this problem, what we did this year with an aim of improving our IGF was the inclusion of the stakeholders in the fee fixing, and they being part of the process I think will not give my tax collectors problems and that we aim at hitting our target this year.” He said.
Source: ISD (Ernest Kofi Offen, Jacobu-Ashanti)