The Lawra Municipal Assembly (LMA) has mobilized GH₵115,046.26 representing only 17.70 per cent of its GH₵650,000.00 revenue target for the year 2022 as of Thursday, July 21, 2022.
The Babile/Brifoh Area Council contributed GH₵3,100.00, being the area council with the highest contributor within the period, followed by the Lawra Town Council with GH₵2,500.00, Ermon Area Council GH₵1,100.00 and the Zambo Area Council with GH₵904.00 with the treasury being GH₵115,046.26.
This was contained in the address by Mr Jacob Domekakpier Dery, the Lawra Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), to the Assembly during its first general meeting last Thursday.
He observed that the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF), one of the main sources of funding for the assembly was becoming unreliable as the release of funds by the central government was dwindling.
According to him, out of the target of GH₵4,406,851.64 for the year, only GH₵659,381.15 representing 14.96 per cent had so far been received.
He explained that as part of the disbursement of the DACF, the assembly had constructed a dormitory block for the Lawra Nursing Training College which was currently in use.
The MCE also talked about the Persons with Disability Fund component of the DACF and said, an amount of GH₵135,563.84 had been received within this year, out of which GH₵44,953.00 had been disbursed to beneficiaries.
“Out of this amount about GH₵8,500.00 was spent on sponsorship for eight disabled students at various levels of education.
“The disability committee has met to review various applications received and recommended for management for disbursement of the remaining GH₵90,610.84”, he stated.
Source: Philip Tengzu