PRESENTATION OF 3YEARS BUDGET PERFORMANCE OF AKROFUOM DISTRICT ASSEMBLY (2020-2022)
The District Budget Analyst presented the 3year budget performance of the district from 2020 to 2022.He went on to let members understand that it’s mandated by law to inform and educate the general public on the financial and non-financial performance of the district.
REVENUE PERFORMANCE IGF ONLY.
The District Budget Analyst in the person of Mr. Kennedy Ransford Gyimah made members understand that these are monies that are generated internally from various activities like disposing of waste, arresting of stray animals, building permit and others within the District to help the Assembly in its day-to-day activities like organising of meetings, fuelling of official vehicle, stationary cost and other activities.
The Budget Analyst explained to the general public the budgeted and the actual for all the individual revenue line i.e. rates, land,rent,licenses,fines and penalties. He made members understand that the total budget for the various years under discussion were as follows for the year 2020 was GH 495,000.00 but the amount realised was GH 659,373.51, 2021 budget GH680,000.00 and the realised amount was GH 726,245.88 and lastly 2022 was GH940,000.00 and the amount realised was GH 900,866.02 respectively .
REVENUE PERFORMANCE; ALL REVENUE SOURCES (2020-2022)
The Budget Analyst explained to members that apart from the Internally Generated Fund there were other revenue sources that came from the government and other donors to support the activities of the assembly example like GOG, MSHAP, RFG, DACF and MAG.
He made the generall public understand that looking at the pas years under discussion ,it’s clear that the district is unable to undertake numerous developmental project because the budgeted amount expected to come from the other revenue sources were not forthcoming coming as expected .
MID –YEAR BUDGET PERFORMANCE
The DBA presented the mid-year performance of the Assembly with the support of graphs and charts to back it and also concluded that the Assembly performed creditable with a higher percentage of 92 as at May 2023 which showed clearly that by December 2023 the Assembly will achieve its set target.
PRESENTATION BY THE REVENUE HEAD
The Revenue Superintendent took the community through the roles of his team and also enlightening them on the benefits of paying taxes, the by-laws that enforces its payment and the punishment associated to them. He made the members understand that taxes from the night sellers were not captured and very soon they will employ people to collect them.
PRESENTATION BY DISTRICT PLANNING OFFICER.
The District Planning Officer took members through the pictorial evidence of the projects that the Assembly is undertaking and their locations.
Reshaping of roads, drilling of boreholes, distribution of coconut seedlings and building of toilets .Some of the beneficiary communities included Amponyase,Kramokrom,Kofigyame,Anorkrom,Aboagykrom etc
PRESENTATION BY THE ENVIROMENTAL HEAD
The Environmental Health Officer made the members present to understand certain environmental acts that are against the by- laws of the Assembly and the country as a whole. Some of the environmental issues that he touched on included stray animals, defecating at unauthorised places, selling food without being screened ,noise making and also spelt out the punishment associated to them.
DRAFT FEE-FIXING RESOLUTION 2024
The District Budget Analyst in the person of Kennedy Ransford Gyimah stated that section 137-149 of the Local Government Act 936 gives the Assemblies the mandate to charge fees on any registered operating business or property He made member understand that since 2022, the fees had been maintained and it has come to a time for it to be reviewed. Some of the items that were reviewed included, burial permit, property rate etc