Anambra merchants protest a number of taxation by unlawful income brokers

No fewer than 1,000 merchants in Awka, Anambra State, have staged a protest in opposition to what they termed ‘a number of taxation and extortion’ by unlawful income brokers.

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The protesters carried placards of various inscriptions equivalent to: ‘over taxation, Governor Save our souls’, ‘onerous financial situation for road merchants over a number of taxation’.

They marched by means of the street resulting in Ekwueme Sq. after which to Authorities Home, Awka.

The merchants, who claimed they had been paying their ASWAMA and Enterprise Premises levies, lamented that they had been additionally subjected to pay different charges equivalent to Air pollution, Fireplace Extinguisher, kiosk and road buying and selling improvement degree.

Chief of the protesters, Mr Anthony Ebogha stated the assorted levies imposed on them had been adversely affecting their companies.

Mr Vibrant Nwachukwu from Iyiagu part stated they had been made to pay about 12 levies which had been changing into insufferable.

Mr Emmanuel Okoye, one other road dealer, alleged that totally different folks often come to gather the identical charges from them every day.

A supplier in Laptop wares, Mr Joel Nwankwo at Arroma junction axis, famous that they launched into the motion to register their grievances over a number of levies.

A Particular Assistant (SA) to the Governor on Undertaking Administration and Monitoring, Mr Kingsley Ezika and Senior Particular Assistant (SSA) on Undertaking Administration, Mr Julius Ndibe stated authorities had put measures in place to handle the problem.

Addressing the protesting merchants on the Authorities Home, Awka, Secretary to the Anambra State Authorities, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu promised that authorities would look into their calls for with a view to addressing them.

Prof. Chukwulobelu harassed that the federal government was already harmonising charges payable by merchants in all areas of Anambra State.



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