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Akamkpa Launches Revenue Collection Point

Edem Edem,Calabar

Akamkpa Local Government Chairman, Hon. Joseph Itotup, has launched revenue collection point known as the Point of Sale (PoS) which would help to curb leakages in revenue collection, boost Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and provide the necessary funding for projects within the Local Government Area (LGA).

Hon. Itotup, launched the PoS collection after previously signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Smartgov.

CRSG to deploy this improved approach which automates revenue collection in the business environment of the Local Government.

The reform which was executed in collaboration with the Growth, Employment in States (GEMS3) program, funded by the Department for International Development, was an outcome of a series of engagements, facilitated by GEMS3 with the private sector in the LGAs aimed at harmonizing taxes and sensitizing tax payers to reduce issues such as double and illegal taxation, thereby strengthening socio-economic growth in the region.

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