The Auditor-General has urged management of the Bolga East District Assembly in the Upper East Region to take appropriate measures to ensure that revenue due the Assembly is collected and accounted for.
According to the Report of the Auditor-General on the Management and Utilisation of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) and Other Statutory Funds for the year ended 31 December 2021, the Bolga East District Assembly was able to collect only GHC88, 129.96 representing 60.20 percent of the budget amount of GHC146, 400.00.
“Our budget performance analysis of the Bolga East District Assembly indicated that the Assembly budgeted to collect a total of GH¢146,400.00 from internal sources but was able to collect only GH¢88,129.96 representing 60.20 percent of the budgeted amount. This resulted in a shortfall of GH¢58,270.04.”
The report continues that “we further noted that, the total IGF revenue of GH¢88,129.96 in 2021 was lower than the 2020 amount of GH¢353,324.56 by GH¢265,944.60 representing a 75.27 percent reduction.”
The District Finance Officer “attributed the poor performance to inadequate revenue collectors in the district and apathy of residents towards the payment of rates and fees.”
The Auditor-General urged management to take appropriate measures to ensure that revenue due the Assembly is collected and accounted for.
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