Akim Oda (E/R), Dec. 29, GNA – The Birim
Central Municipal Assembly has held a ceremony to reward the best performing
revenue collectors of the year.
The maiden event saw Miss Victoria Agyei
winning the Overall Best Permanent Revenue Collector and she took home a
refrigerator and citation.
Mr Augustine Anim, a permanent revenue
collector, won the second place and went home with a citation, gas cooker and a
Madam Regina Oppong was adjudged the Third
Best Revenue Collector and was given a certificate and half piece of cloth,
while Madam Debora Ohenewaa, the Best Commission Revenue Collector, received a
citation, a gas cooker and a cylinder.
Mr Frimpong Manso Addo, the Municipal
Finance Officer, said the award was instituted to boost the interest of workers
in revenue collection, which contributed immensely to the Assembly’s Internally
Generated Fund (IGF).
He said in the absence of the IGF, the
Common Fund alone could not cater for all development projects in the
Municipality and that the award, to be made an annual programme, would help
workers to give of their best.
The Assembly’s targeted revenue for the year
was GH¢1,652,049.00 but GH₵1,222,842.94, representing 74 per cent, was
achieved, he said.
Speaking on the criteria for the award, he
said it looked at zero revenue embezzlement, revenue register update, payment
and entries of revenue collected into the revenue cash book, payment of money
to the office within 24 hours and the overall audit report.
Ms Victoria Adu, the Birim Central Municipal
Chief Executive, advised vendors, shop owners, and drivers among others to be
patient with revenue collectors.
Ms Agyei, the Overall Winner, thanked the
Municipal Assembly for instituting the award and promised she and the team
would continue to work hard to raise more revenue for the Assembly.