The Wa East District Assembly has declared 2010 as a year of action during which it would exploit its huge potential to maximize its internally generated revenue through sustained efforts.
This declaration has been buttressed by its ability to realize 67,034.84 Ghana cedis revenue against an estimated 57,175.70 Ghana cedis as at the end of October.
Mr. Ameen Salifu, the District Chief Executive who was addressing the last ordinary meeting of the Assembly at Funsi, said the Assembly's over reliance on external sources to finance its development projects was dangerous and needed to look inwards.
He said as at October this year receipts from both internal and external sources of finance stood at 580,986.39 which represented only 25.2 per cent of the expected revenue of about 2,033899.25 Ghana cedis.
Touching on current development projects, he said the Assembly would soon start constructing two police posts at Kundugu and Kulkpong to strengthen security in the district.
On energy, he said the non-connection of electricity from the national grid to the district was negatively affecting the finances of the assembly.
He appealed to the Ministry of Energy and the contractors working on the electrification project to work faster to relieve the Assembly of that burden.
Mr. Salifu commended the government for earmarking about 1,584,362.59 Ghana cedis from the GETFund for the construction of structures for a Senior High School in the district.
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