‘The implementation of this taxation project comes at the right time in Ghana. It will contribute to the success of the concept of ‘Ghana Beyond Aid.’
Mr. Kwamena Duncan,
Hon. Central Regional Minister
‘We are happy TREE addresses the numerous revenue mobilization challenges we have, like inadequate data management; lack of enforcement of revenues not paid; poor communication between Assemblies and rate payers, and revenue leakages as a result of manual handling of revenue issues.’
Ms. Dorothy Onny,
Director of Research, Statistics and Information Management at the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in Ghana.
building more effective public administration by strengthening
Ghana, Tax for Development
Where to start? That is the main question in many countries when addressing the improvement of local tax collection. On the one hand: taxation is needed to deliver services that make a difference in people’s daily lives. That implies that as much as possible tax invoices have to be delivered to those who can afford to pay. At the same time, those services need to be delivered so that people see that they get value for money. Where to start is then the question.
In 33 local governments in Ghana the answer was to enhance local revenue collection by focusing on improvements in the internal processes. Together with our local partner MAPLE Consult and in close consultation with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development new paths in tax collection have been taken.