Ethnic misunderstandings affect revenue collection in Nkwanta South Municipality

Ethnic misunderstandings affect revenue collection in Nkwanta South Municipality
Mr. Felix Owusu Gyimah

Mr. Felix Owusu Gyimah, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of , has revealed that the municipality's revenue collection has significantly declined due to ethnic misunderstandings in the area.

According to Mr. Owusu Gyimah, revenue collectors have consistently failed to meet their Internally Generated Fund (IGF) targets, attributing this to the ongoing security issues stemming from ethnic tensions.

Nkwanta South, once a vibrant business hub in the Region, has seen a downturn in revenue mobilization efforts, with the recent shooting incidents exacerbating the situation. The clashes between Akyodes, Challas, and Adeles resulted in the loss of 16 lives last October, leading to heightened insecurity and the imposition of a curfew in the area.

As a consequence, developmental projects have been put on hold, as the municipality struggles to generate the necessary revenue to fund them.

Mr. Owusu Gyimah emphasized the urgent need for peace and reconciliation among all stakeholders, including opinion leaders, youth leaders, and citizens. He stressed that the municipality's progress is contingent on fostering harmony and cooperation among its diverse communities.

Highlighting the detrimental effects of ongoing conflicts on development, the MCE urged all parties to set aside their differences and prioritize the collective growth and prosperity of Nkwanta South.

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