Views: 258 Michael Kwadzo Ahiaku -Volta Regional Correspondent. Development is said to be achieved when a community gradually becomes bigger, better, ...
Michael Kwadzo Ahiaku -Volta Regional Correspondent.
Development is said to be achieved when a community gradually becomes bigger, better, stronger and advanced, to achieve this goal there is the need to adopt strategic plans of raising revenue for such purposes.
Ketu South Municipality yearns for more strategic plans revenue allocation for development.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Edem Eliot Agbenorwu said so far efforts were made over the years with regard to revenue mobilization though it was at low rate but now it gradually increasing.
He express that, the Municipality can not rely on the common funds from the central government since such monies can not satisfy the needs of residents when it comes to development.
Again, he stated that the Municipal office in Tokor ,having assumed office for barley three years now have been able to engage stakeholders, various chiefs within the Municipality, market women and businessmen among others to deliberate on all possible means in improving revenue mobilization for effective development in the Municipality.
He encourage all taxpayers to put in their very best in tax paying.
He stated that the municipality has been able to generate funds to buy one car which is a pick-up in running the daily errands of the Municipality as well as a KVIP toilet facility which is currently under construction at Vu-Rubber which will soon be commissioned within four months.
He stress that youth in the municipality should get themselves into education and entrepreneurial programs that will give them handwork and could fetch them some little tokens for survival than relying on parents.
During an interview with Bridge News, he urged the youth to be proactive in taking advantage of government programs such as planting for food and jobs, National builders corps (NABCO) employment among others.
He noted that the Nana Addo led administration and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are always ready and prepared to take concerns and responsibilities of Ghanaians and not political party’ members and for that matter individuals with the skill in the field of agriculture and other sectors should channel their concerns for the needed support.
He express that under his administration ,fifty youths have been trained in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) program which helped in reducing unemployment rate since such persons are trained as website designers and mobile phone repairers among others.
He noted that such individuals with the skill training have been employed in some government sectors and areas where their services are needed while others still practice what have been achieved in their own capacity.
Mr. Edem added that some of the youth in his municipality will be employed under the coconut oil extraction processing factory to be established soon and also land have been procured for the setting up of the factory, coconut seedlings have been given out to farmers on free basis to improve coconut plantation in the vicinity, Cassava processing factory will also be commissioned in Akama in a suburb in Ketu South Municipality which upon completion will employ about 500 youth.
Youth of Mother Ghana should take up active participation in agricultural and entrepreneurial programs among others to reach out their goals,