The Onitsha Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ONICCIMA) yesterday appealed to Gov. Willie Obiano of to eliminate multiple taxes and levies in Anambra. The chamber’s President, Dr Tim Anosike, told journalists in Onitsha, that multiple taxes and levies were discouraging investments in the state.
“Addressing the issue of multiple taxes and levies in the state, which will include streamlining as well as publishing the approved regime of taxes and the authorised collection agencies, is essential. “The measure will not only improve the revenue base of the state government, but will also checkmate illegal tax/ levy collection in the state.
“Let this problem be tackled once and for all in this state,’’ he urged. However, the chamber boss lauded the State Government for pursuing its four-point agenda “which is gradually yielding the needed dividends’’. “We are happy that the strategic four-point agenda of Governor Willie Obiano is on course with the rate of development going on in key sectors throughout the state.’’ According to him, road construction, tourism infrastructure, agricultural and rural development, including provision of enabling environment for business and healthy living, are steadily receiving adequate attention now.