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EOCO to go after businesses operating without permit

According to the Executive Director, COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, several enterprises are operating without Business Operating Permits in the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) jurisdiction.

She stated that EOCO will work with the AMA to resolve this matter.

Madam Tiwaa Addo Danquah made these remarks while leading a delegation to the Mayor of Accra, Elizabeth Sackey.

The purpose of the visit was to tell the Assembly of its mission and how it could assist it in fulfilling its mandate to build Accra.

EOCO to go after businesses operating without permit

She revealed that her organization chose to establish an Accra zone to focus on the activities of various Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies and assist them in increasing revenue.

“There are a lot of things we bring to the table when it comes to the activities you do, there are a lot of fees and rates people don’t want to pay and we are here as a state organization to help you collect them, also our presence here is to let you know what we bring to the table and how we can support you to achieve your mandate to develop the Accra we want,” she said.

”We were in the Upper East and the MCE told us that those who were supposed to pay their rates and fees to the Assembly had done so by an invitation from EOCO… Together they have improved on their revenue collection and we want to extend that same collaboration to the AMA… There are a lot of businesses operating within your area of jurisdiction who have no Business Operating Permit from the Assembly and these are things that we will work on together,” she added.

The AMA boss, who welcomed the entourage to her office, expressed concern about the Assembly’s inability to generate enough revenue due to leakages, adding that the Assembly was in the process of digitizing its revenue collection system in order to reduce revenue leakages and increase its Internally Generated Funds (IGF).

She stated that the Assembly was willing to collaborate with EOCO to address issues such as the issuance of bogus tickets and other financial malpractices in order to enhance income.

“We are ready to work together,  we need your support in many areas and we are happy to have you, Our revenue is not flowing the way it should,” she said.

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