Hon. Gloria Temmah Gambrah, Municipal Chief Executive for Oforikrom, has noted that although there have been onerous effects on the Assembly and the people at large following the COVID-19 pandemic, it was prudent to ensure that levies/taxes due the assembly, are collected to ensure a stable and sound economy of the assembly.
She made this call during of the stakeholders’ meeting to discuss the 2021 fee-fixing resolution with the various stakeholders in the Municipality which was held on 27th August, 2020, at the Oforikrom Church of Christ.
The meeting was in accordance with the Local Government Act 2016, (Act 936) and guidelines for payment of fees for the provision of services and facilities, and granting of licenses and permits by the Municipal/ District Assemblies.
With a power point presentation, the Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Gloria Temmah Gambrah outlined the various developmental projects (both ongoing and completed) that the assembly and Hon. Member of Parliament, had carried out since its separation from K.M.A in 2018.
According to the M.C.E, in spite of these accomplishments, there was still more work to be done within the Municipality and called on the stakeholders to assist the Assembly.
Mr. Eric Adomako, the Municipal Budget Analyst for the Oforikrom Municipal Assembly, stated that, Oforikrom Municipal since its inception had not increased its basic rates, although there have been a substantial decrease in the percentage of revenue collected. He thus, reiterated the MCE’s call on the stakeholders to perform their duties/obligations by duly paying their taxes.
Participants deliberated and made recommendations to the officials on the possible ways to collect revenues in the Municipality for developmental projects.
In attendance were, Assembly Members, Traders, Artisans, Landlords, Opinion Leaders, and Representatives of Businesses.