The Ghana Tax Revenue for Economic Enhancement (TREE) project focuses on local revenue collection in 33 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in de Ashanti Region, Central Region and Western Region. Ghanaian legislation empowers MMDAs to collect revenues from a range of sources to complement central government transfers.<br />
The Republic of Ghana currently counts 216 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs). These MMDAs are responsible for the development of their designated areas. However, this responsibility is not matched with sufficient funding. Currently, internally generated revenues make up approximately 15% of local government revenues. The overall objective of the project is therefore to contribute to an improved tax situation and revenue base at local level in order to enhance locally generated revenues necessary to finance public service delivery.
Objective: Better sanitation facilities for the population<br />
Target group: 5 local governments and the national association of local government NALAG<br />
Intended result: Local governments can develop and implement sanitation programmes<br />
Activities: On-the-job coaching, training, benchmarking, platform meetings with the target group<br />