The Obuasi Municipal Assembly (OMA) has demonstrated its commitment to maximize revenue to facilitate more developmental projects for the people of Obuasi.
The Chief Executive of the Assembly, Elijah Adansi-Bonah on Monday, September 18, 2023 led the management of the Assembly to unveil a 15-seater brand new Toyota Hiace to improve revenue collection.
Speaking at a short ceremony to outdoor the bus, MCE Adansi-Bonah, who was in the company of management of the Assembly, said the Assembly takes cognisance of the importance of maximising revenue to boost the Assembly’s developmental drive hence the need to purchase the bus to facilitate the process.
“The Assembly for decades now has not bought any brand new vehicle but we know the essence of having a mini-bus which will help in mobilizing revenue and aid short travels by staff from the Assembly.”
Purchased at a cost of GH¢760,000 sourced from the Assembly’s Internally Generated Fund, the bus is part of the robust measures put in place to boost development.
The MCE said just as the Assembly has measures to safeguard its fleet of vehicles, it will employ the same measures to maintain the bus.
Call for the public to pay their levies
The Obuasi MCE further appealed to the general public to pay their levies promptly.
He said the Assembly has demonstrated judicious use of its Internally Generated Fund within the period.
“We have always made it a point to be accountable to the people through our various town hall meetings. What we have seen today is an indication that we have been using public funds judiciously. The people of Obuasi can help us do more by paying their levies promptly.”
He commended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for putting in place measures to boost the District Assemblies’ revenue drive, stressing that Obuasi has benefited from such policies putting the Assembly in a pole position to collect more revenues.
The Obuasi Municipal Assembly’s office has seen significant improvement in recent times.
This, the Mr Adansi-Bonah alluded to, is part of his resolve to leave a legacy as an MCE.
He said since he assumed office, he has made it a point to give a facelift to the office by commencing the renovation of the Assembly block.
He said the Assembly’s car park which had become a death trap due to its deplorable nature has been fixed whiles the forecourt will witness major upgrading soon.
He called for the support of residents for the Assembly to deliver quality services to them.