Govt revenue target on course — GCNet boss

BY: Zadok K. Gyesi
GCNet staff and other stakeholders doing aerobics after the health walk
GCNet staff and other stakeholders doing aerobics after the health walk

The Deputy General Manager of the Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GCNet), Mr Emmanuel Darko, has given the strongest indication that the service will be able to achieve the revenue collection target set by the government for 2018.

The government tasked the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to collect in excess of GH¢39 billion as taxes for the 2018 fiscal year.

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In 2017 alone, a total of GH¢15.7 billion was mobilised from domestic taxes through the deployment of the Total Revenue Integrated Processing System (TRIPS) by the GCNet.

Mr Darko, in an interview after a health walk organised for the staff, management and stakeholders of the company on the Aburi Mountains, stated that the service achieved a lot by the end of the first quarter of this year so he was optimistic about the prospects.


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TRIPS offices

“With 2018, for instance, we expect that the revenue will go up as projected because we have started seeing positive signs within these few months in this year. We are also embarking on aggressive education, sensitisation and registration drive and intensifying compliance processes to be able to achieve the set target,” he said.

Mr Darko commended the participants for the exercise, noting that it was a culture that the company had adopted.

Keep fit

The walk started at the tollbooth at Ayi Mensah, through to the Aburi Mountains and ended at the Aburi Botanical Gardens where the participants—freight forwarders, staff members of Latex Foam, Zenith Bank, AMS Logistics, Tesco West Africa, IPMC, Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority, Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) and TK Shipping— engaged in aerobics.

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The exercise was meant to help the staff, management and stakeholders shed some weight and stay healthy.
According to the Human Resource Manager of GCNET, Mrs Akosua Asamoah, the exercise also offered the company an opportunity to reconnect with stakeholders and hear their concerns.