A review team comprising officers from the Ministry of Finance and the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council (ARCC) came to Juaben Municipal Assembly on Wednesday, 10th May, 2023 to discuss the Assembly’s draft 2022 and 1st Quarter 2023 Monitoring Assessment tool. The Assessment tool was made up of a questionnaire designed on eight (8) thematic areas namely;

    • Policy-Based Strategy and Budgeting
    • Budget Reliability
    • Transparency of Public Finance
    • Management of Assets and Liabilities
    • Predictability and Control in Budget Execution
    • Accounting and Reporting
    • Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921)
    • Cross cutting issues

The team engaged the budget committee for Juaben Municipal Assembly to discuss the questionnaire that was filled out by the committee. The assessors were Mr. Vincent Mawuli from Ministry of Finance and Madam Yaa Asantewaa and Madam Priscilla Boateng both from the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council (ARCC). In attendance to the meeting were Hon. Omane Aboagye (MCE), Stephen Lurimuah, PhD. (MCE), the Coordinating Director for Education, the Coordinating Director for Health and all heads of departments and units which comprised the Assembly’s Budget Committee.

The discussion begun with the review team admonishing the education and health departments of the Assembly to submit and take active role in the budget preparation process of the Assembly since a bigger chuck of the Assembly’s funds goes to them. They were also adviced to help in the revenue mobilization efforts of the Assembly. The review team also emphasized that the role of the Zonal Councils in revenue mobilization and the issuance of buildings and temporary structures permits was key to improve the Assembly’s Internally Generated Funds (IGF). Mr. Vincent advised the Assembly to fully utilize the Zonal Councils when it comes to revenue mobilization.

It was an interactive exercise.

Source: Juaben Municipal Assembly Information Desk

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