The member of parliament for Wassa Amenfi East, Hon. Nicholas Amankwah a.k.a Home Boy has urged the Assembly members of Wassa Amenfi East and the municipal assembly in the Western Region to put aside any differences they may have and collaborate to accelerate the socio-economic development of the Amenfi East.
Speaking at the municipal assembly meeting on Thursday, 8, which was chaired by the presiding Member of Amenfi East, Hon Ohemeng Kwasi Hayford, irrespective of their political affiliation, Hon Nicholas Amankwah noted that unity lied in strength, and therefore, the dream of a well-developed municipality could only be realized if all the citizens worked together in unity.
The MP charged the assembly members to consider themselves as representatives from their Electoral Areas and agent of development.
He assured of his support for any development projects, indicating that projects are underway to boost both infrastructure and human capital in the municipality.
The lawmaker also admonished the assembly members to be active participants in revenue mobilisation generation and community action planning programmes and activities.
“Let’s all come together and as partners of development, revenue oriented assembly members and work assiduously towards attaining all the goals and recommendations set” he added.
This, according to him, will enable them to be conversant with how funds are generated and used for the development of their communities, to empower the citizenry to also be interested in sources of revenue, causes for low revenue and roles of stakeholders in revenue mobilisation.
He listed the sources of revenue as inter-governmental transfers, internally generated fund, and specialized transfers such as timber royalties, stool lands revenue, and mineral royalties.
He touched on importance of revenue in service delivery, sources of revenue, causes of low revenue mobilisation and roles of stakeholders in revenue mobilisation, among other issues and explained roles of the citizenry in revenue mobilisation and MMDAs in optimising revenue generation and strategies for mobilisation.
However, the MP acknowledged the hardworking assembly members for being the force of positive change and the conduit of all success of the Municipal Assembly.
He urged the municipal assembly to strengthen the taxforce of the assemblies starting this month with better equipment and uniforms to help in their line of duty.