Ghana Revenue Authority Trains Heads of Departments on Property Rates Collection
Posted by Elvis Offei-Bekoe - 17th March 2023
On Friday 17th March, 2023, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) organized a one-day training for staff members of the Denkyembour District Assembly on modalities on property rate collection. The aim of the training was to equip staff members with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to effectively collect property rates from taxpayers.
The training session started at 9 am with an opening remark from the representative of the GRA. The training was interactive, and participants were encouraged to ask questions and share their experiences. The session was facilitated by one experienced GRA officers who took the participants through introduction to Property Rate Collection, Property Valuation and Assessment, Property Rate Billing and Collection, Challenges of Property Rate Collection and Data Management.
The facilitators started by explaining what property rate is and its importance to the development of the district. They also explained the legal framework governing property rate collection in Ghana and the roles of the GRA and the district assembly. Participants were taken through the process of property valuation and assessment. The facilitator explained the importance of accurate property valuation and the impact of inaccurate valuations on property rate collection. Participants were also taught how to generate property rate bills, the timelines for billing and collection, and the consequences of non-payment.
The facilitators highlighted some of the challenges encountered in property rate collection and provided solutions to overcome them. He emphasized the importance of proper data management in property rate collection. He explained the need for accurate record-keeping, data security, and the use of technology in data management.
In conclusion, the one-day training organized by the GRA for staff members of the Denkyembour District Assembly on modalities on property rate collection was a success. Participants expressed their gratitude for the knowledge gained, and they were optimistic that the training would help improve property rate collection in the district. The GRA should continue to organize such training programs to equip staff members with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to aid in revenue collection.