OHLGS – Monday December 4, 2017: The Head of Service, Dr. Nana Ato Arthur and Directors of the Office of the Head of the Local Government Service (OHLGS) met a VNG International team made up of Netherland and Ghanaian experts to interact and deliberate on an upcoming project on Tax Development. The project is aimed to improve institutional capacity and procedures of pilot MMDAs to support revenue mobilisation thereby diminishing the tax gaps of these Assemblies.

The VNG International team noted that the delivery of the project goal was very critical due to the importance attached to tax revenue. The team indicated that the project would deploy a tax revenue application software to the pilot 32 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) for sustainable increase of local tax revenue.

Dr. Arthur indicated that the timing of the intervention was most appropriate especially as it aligned with his vision on improved revenue mobilisation by MMDAs. He was appreciative of the support and hoped the two intuitions would forge stronger partnership.

VNG is the International Cooperation Agency of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities engaged in supporting decentralisation processes and cooperation. Over the years, VNG has supported strengthening of local governments and their associations; training institutions and decentralisation task forces both in developing and transition countries.

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