Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly (LeKMA) has revealed that about fifty percent of structures in the municipality have no building permit which is negatively affecting revenue mobilisation of the assembly, they attributed this to ignorance on the part of some developers that they have to obtain building permit from the Assembly before putting up structures they attributed this to land litigation, inability of land commission to issue land title and the assembly itself fisted to implement development programmes which had led to difficulty in the controlling development.
The MCE explained that the assembly needed funds to undertake development in areas of education, health, road network security among others. “Seven million Ghana cedis is needed to fix the problems of the municipality” he revealed.
The MCE said this at a press conference at the assembly on Monday.
He said the assembly has given developers the opportunity to regularise the collection and application of building permit with the assembly in order to unravel hiding resources of the assembly.
To achieve this, he said the assembly is in process to establish a container office which will serve as one stop shop where professionals would be there to help in the process of building document.
He noted that this is not meant to intimated or punish the public. The Hon. MCE further explained that those who did not apply for the permit at all would be given the opportunity to do so and those who applied but failed to pay and collect the permit would have a two week grace period to do so.
He cautioned that after the grace period, the assembly have the right to take legal action, demolish the property or eject occupants of the property. “The owners of the structures are to ensure that the structures are safe for human habitation.
The Hon. MCE assured the public that it would take applicant more than six weeks to secure a building permit and all necessary document are made available.
He reminded all those who owes the assembly should immediately visit the Assembly’s premises to settle their indebtedness.
According to him the list of debtors would soon be publish in the daily newspaper