The Bole District Assembly in the Savannah Region on Thursday, November 3, 2022, held its 2023 Composite Budget hearing with full participation from all relevant stakeholders in the area.
In a welcome address by the Bole District Coordinating Director, Mr. Adam Habib, he urged members of the assembly to constructively outline their concerns during the budget reading to make productive inputs into the budget since it shall be the working document for the District in the next 12months if not reviewed.
During the presentation, the District Budget Officer, Mr. Yahaya Mahama, said that the reading of the composite budget is important in the administration of the District because it gives the Assembly the Opportunity to deliberate on the action plan of the District for the coming year whiles considering other policies to be implemented from the previous budget.
He disclosed that the District Assembly generates it’s funds from the Internally Generated Fund (IGF), the District Development Fund, District Assembly Common Fund with support from other donor partners and the Assembly is estimating to spend an amount of Gh¢11,286,251.25 for the 2023 administrative year.
He added the Budget proposes an Internally Generated Fund of GH¢ 1,520,000.
The District Chief Executive, Hon. Veronica Alele Hemeng, in her speech thanked the Assembly Members and also pleaded with Assembly Members to get involve in revenue mobilization in the District and reminded them to continue educating the people in their communities about their obligation in paying tax.
Speaking to Yagbon News after the meeting, The Presiding Member of the Assembly, Hon. Jamani Bakari urged Assembly Members to get involve in revenue generation in the District and reminded them that there were a lot of revenue areas that needed to be tapped and leakages needed to be blocked.
To him, the Assembly needs a lot of revenue to undertake projects and programmes.
Source: yagbonradioonline/Fataw Diwura