The Dormaa West Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Vincent Oppong-Asamoah, has announced that his assembly has been able to collect Gh¢131,250,58 out of its target of GH¢268.785.12 at the end of September.
This represents about 48.82 per cent of the projection for the year 2009.
During the same period the assembly incurred a total expenditure of GH¢125,564.17 out of the estimated target of GH¢268,135.82.
Mr Oppong-Asamoah announced this at the first ordinary general meeting of the assembly at Dormaa Ahenkro in the Brong Ahafo Region.
He said although they were making strenuous efforts to improve on revenue generation, they could not meet the target due to the shortage of revenue collectors in some communities.
He urged the Assembly members to assist the revenue collectors to redouble their efforts to generate more revenue for the development of the district.
Mr Oppong-Asamoah said the district assembly received GH¢129,964.75 in the last quarter of 2008 and GH¢151,325.51 in the first quarter of 2009, as part of its share of District Assemblies Common Fund and was yet to receive its allocation for the second quarter of 2009.
The MCE said four new projects which were to be awarded on contract had been advertised for prospective contractors to bid.
They are the construction of a three unit classroom block, office and store at Kwame Dwomokrom, three unit classroom block, office and store each at Dormaa Ahenkro and Yaakrom, as well as a 20-seater aqua privy sanitary facility at Dormaa Ahenkro.
Construction works on dressing rooms at the Dormaa Sports Stadium, fence wall and extension block at Municipal Chief Executive’s residence, three unit classroom block, office and store at Antwirifo, 16-seater aqua privy sanitary facility at Tweapease and 18-seater aqua privy sanitary facility at Kofiasua were ongoing.
Mr Oppong- Asamoah said self-help electrification projects were in progress in six communities in the municipality.
These were Nkyenkyenkye, Sawaba, Zongo, Antwirifo, Krakrom, Nkrankwanta Secondary School and Tronang.
The MCE for Dormaa West further announced that under the French Development Agency and the Ghana of Government Rural Water Supply Systems, 39 boreholes had been approved for the municipal assembly.
He said the beneficiary communities would not pay any counterpart funding towards the project.
Mr Oppong -Asamoah expressed his profound gratitude to President J.E.A. Mills for nominating him as MCE, and extended his heartfelt appreciation to all Assembly members for confirming his nomination to become the MCE.
The Presiding Member of the assembly, Mr Kofi Beneabesi, advised the assembly members to be non-partisan and work as a team to move the municipality forward.
He said now that the general election was over, there was the need to unite and ensure transparency in the discharge of their duties.