It has emerged that the Talensi and Builsa South districts in the Upper East Region paid four revenue collectors a colossal amount of GH¢60,248.67 in 2021 to four (4) revenue collectors who only collected a total revenue of GH¢12,628.50.
The four (4) revenue collectors who are on government payroll are making a negative contribution of GH¢47, 620.17 to the two districts.
This was contained in the Auditor-General report on the accounts of district assemblies for the financial year ended 31 st December, 202.
“During our review of the performance of revenue collections in two districts, we discovered that, four revenue collectors who are on government payroll with a total annual remuneration of GH¢60,248.67 only collected a total revenue of GH¢12,628.50 resulting in a negative contribution of GH¢47,620.17.”
Regulation 46 of Public Financial Management Regulations, 2019, (L.I. 2378) states that, a Principal Spending Officer shall ensure that non-tax revenue is efficiently collected.
“Failure by the Revenue Superintendents of the two Assemblies to set targets and periodically assess the performance of the revenue collectors was the cause of the lapse,” the report noted.
The report recommended that, “management of the two Assemblies should set targets for all revenue collectors and take disciplinary action against nonperforming collectors.”
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