‘Provide revenue collectors with identifiable uniform and tags’

appealed to the Nsawam-Adoagyiri Municipal Assembly to provide the revenue collectors with identifiable uniform and tags.

She said this would differentiate them from the fake revenue collectors to avoid embarrassment.

Madam Adu made the appeal in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at Adoagyiri during a capacity building workshop organised for an advocacy group by the ARK Development Organisation, a non-governmental organisation, and sponsored by STAR-Ghana.

It was to empower the participants for a more effective citizens’ engagement with local government authorities.

Madam Adu said the people paid taxes and levies but their needs were never met by the Assembly such as the provision of decent market, good roads, potable water, and health facilities for the communities.

Mr Peter Bangninuo Kuugyire, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of the ARK Development Organisation, said the workshop, which was organised in collaboration with the Municipal Assembly, was aimed at empowering women.

It was also to allow persons with disability, who are often excluded and vulnerable, to be more effective and inclusive in the development process of the Assembly.

He said the advocacy group comprised women, men’s groups, the hearing impaired, and the blind among others, who were trained on social accountability and advocacy processes and strategies.

Source: Ghana News Agency