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Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo who is the Anambra State Governor recently hosted some of the stakeholders of private sector transportation and market unions leaders in Anambra State where he announced the digitalisation of taxes in the State.
The Governor had openly interacted with some of the stakeholders on the state’s new digital revenue collection system which would be commencing on July 2022.
The Eastern Updates recalls that Anambra State had in June announced the commencement of biometrics enumeration and registration of all transport companies, organizations and operators in the state, in conjunction with OneID, a subsidiary of Appmart integrated limited.
Speaking during the interactive session, Governor Soludo said the reformed digital revenue collection system was designed to cut-down heavy taxation as well as shut down the loopholes and illegal windows through which the funds meant for the development of the state are siphoned into private pockets and enterprises. He, therefore, announced the prohibition of proxy collection of government revenue by agents, unions and individuals.
He had also explained that his administration has deployed state of the art technology for biometric identification of citizens (ASIN) and multi channel payment option to adequately transit to the new regime of administration of revenue in the informal sector in the state.
Earlier in their separate remarks, duo of the State Commissioner for Transport and the Chairman of the Anambra Board of Internal Revenue; and Mr Richard Madiebo respectively, who had taken out time to give vivid explanation of the new system of revenue collection to the union leaders, maintained that the new approach would simplify procedures, reduce the compliance burden on taxpayers and accelerates an efficient, streamlined and transparent collection of revenue in the state.
Some of the unions leaders who spoke at length eulogized the governor and his new system and style of governance which they said, would fast-track the development of the state. They stressed that their members have long been sensitized on the importance of tax payment as and when due, stressing that they would support the governor in his new system of governance geared towards making Anambra a more livable and prosperous home land.