The government of Ghana, through the Ghana Revenue Authority would assist Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to implement a common platform for property rate administration to enhance Property rate collections and its accountability.
The enhanced system to to help the country raise local revenues as restated in the 2023 Budget Statement and Financial Policy.
For the Kassena Nankana Municipality of the Upper East Region, all is set for the collection of the said tax. Joseph Adongo, the MCE for KNM said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show recently.
“For the property taxes, under the new system, GRA is coming to take over and they would do the collections. They would give 70 percent to the Assembly and then for the 30 percent remaining, running costs of 15 percent [would be for the GRA] and then 15 for central government.”
” We started. We have valued our properties. We started collecting information and even distributed bills to start collection but this information came that we would no longer be collecting the property tax but rather, GRA,” he said.
Mr. Adongo, during the interview, revelled in thoughts of increased revenues for the development of the Municipality.
“We have signed the contract and would hand it over so that they do the collection. We think that it is a laudable idea because it would help a lot. We really don’t have the capacity to do the collection but now that these people are coming in, It would help us a lot. [The 70 percent] it comes into our account as IGF. we would decide what we would use it for.”
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana