Alhaji Tahiru Issahak Moomin, the Wa Municipal Assembly (WMA) Chief Executive, has stated that the Assembly is considering the creation of Revenue Unit to mobilise and manage revenue for development projects.
The unit is expected to be headed by the Local Government Inspector to effectively monitor and report on daily basis revenue returns with the use of Information Technology application and management.
Alhaji Moomin said as part of measures, the Assembly’s physical planning Department with support from GIZ and the Local Governance Capacity Support Project (LGCSP), officials were undertaking a data collection on businesses in the Municipality.
The data will capture businesses such as stores, table top sellers, kiosks, canopies, warehouses and those selling under umbrellas and among others.
“You will all agree with me that revenue is the backbone of the operations of WMA, and everything we do depends on our inflows,” Alhaji Moomin said.
Alhaji Moomin who was addressing the first ordinary meeting of the fourth session of the Wa Municipal Assembly said there was the need to improve the Assembly’s revenue generation capacity by taking steps to restructure the way things were done.
The assembly has realised that there is huge potential for revenue mobilisation in terms of issuance of building permits, property rates and other avenues for development projects.
Mr Rahman Topie, the Presiding Member and Assembly Member for Nakori Electoral Area said the General Assembly remained the highest decision making body of the Assembly and warned that any attempt to undermine its work and disregard the oversight responsibility function would be unfortunate.