The Builsa South District seeks to adopt digital technology in revenue collection in the district. Addressing the issue on difficulties in revenue collection on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show, Daniel Kwame Gariba, the DCE admitted that though the district has one of the largest markets in the region, the collection of revenue over the period has been problematic.
He indicated that “Fumbisi has one of the largest markets but when it comes to revenue mobilization, we cannot boast same and all because of internal lapses we have in the system. You go into the market and some people deliberately refuse to pay,” he said.
Mr Gariba added that as part of strategies to address the challenges facing the Assembly in the area of revenue mobilization, the District Assembly would be putting together a task force to help in the mobilization of revenue. Adding that in the era of digitalization, the assembly will be adopting technology to collect its revenue.
He explained that, using digital technology for revenue collection will help to reduce corruption.
“We are in the era of digitalization and my boss the vice president is the lead advocate for it. We want to follow suit and make sure that we collect can revenue-using technology. I think this is one way of reducing corruption,” he said.
The District Chief Executive further noted that the assembly is securing the services of a consultant to develop a software for the purpose of revenue collection. He believed that the use of the technology will reduce loses by a great margin. He was also quick to add that, the revenue collectors would operate the software by issuing receipts for any revenue collected.
The Builsa South District will be one first districts in the Upper East Region to use digital technology to collect revenue if successfully implemented. The use of digital technology in revenue collection will ensure that the assembly is able mobilize enough revenue for development.
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