Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Anambra State Commissioner decries tax payment aparthy in the state, extols Obiano 100 days in office



 Okechukwu Onuegbu
Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) has been identified as the government enablement to engender quality socio-economic development in the societies where it governs.
Anambra State Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budgeting, Prof. Solomon Chukwulobelu, who disclosed this in a chat with newsmen, averred that IGR empowers government to embark on massive social infrastructural development, recruitment, optimum payment of civil servants salaries among others.
To this end, Prof. Chukwulobelu enjoined Anambrarians and people living within the state to assist Governor Willie Obiano on his giant strides to reposition the state by paying their taxes and levies promptly, noting that this would boost the state economy.
He said the incumbent administration which marked 100 days last week is ever focused and determined to leave no stone unturned in ensuring the betterment of it citizenry but it needed a collaborative effort with the governed in order to make it a reality.
Prof. Chukwulobelu, who bemoaned that Enugu State still top Anambra in terms of IGR despite that the state is blessed with huge natural and human resources, markets and industries; appealed on Nigerians of taxpaying age, captain of industries, companies and others to pay their taxes for optimum service delivery, noting that federal allocations accruing to the state was meager to augment her myriads of needs.
He further condemned indiscriminate dumping of refuse in the state, saying that these could constitute health or environmental hazards to the perpetrators, even as he advocated for self-discipline, orientation and behaviorial changes towards making the country inhabitable for all.
Praising Governor Willie Obiano’s 100 days in office, the Commissioner for Budgeting and Economic Planning, called on Anambra citizens abroad to invest home as armed-robbery and kidnapping which often scare them aware from home has  finally bowed-out, courtesy of Obiano’s Operation Kpocapu.
He however, advised hoodlums to turn a new leaf or face the wrath of law as the government was willing to deliver on its mandate without compromise.
On achievement of the Ministry within the hundred days, he disclosed that the ministry had within the first week of Obiano’s inauguration, worked assiduously to codify the state’s budget to capture blueprints of the new political dispensation, before it was finally passed into law and ascended to as well same week; and currently, doubles it effort in monitoring and evaluation of the budget towards ensuring that it meet-up with its objectives.







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