Anambra Govt suspends revenue collection from hawkers, cart pushers, others

Posted by News Express | 14 September 2021 | 261 times

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. . . Reduces cost of Operations Permit for keke, okada

By PAMELA EBOH, Awka

The Anambra State Government has announced the suspension of some forms of revenue collection which it said have been abused by certain groups in the state.

They include collection of daily tolls from hawkers in every street in Anambra State; collection of daily tolls from mobile hawkers everywhere in the State, collection of daily tolls from cart pushers; and collection of revenue on roads especially from moving vehicles, including the sale of emblems on any road in the state.

It also made adjustments to the process collection of other revenues.

The announcement followed a critical review of revenue collection in the state by the Executive Council.

A statement on Monday by the state Commissioner of Information and Public Enlightenment, C Don Adinuba, said the order will took effect from August 1, 2021.

According to the release, the daily Operations Permit for tricycles, popularly called, keke has been reduced from N350 to N250 and N100 for commercial motorcycles popularly known as  okada.

The statement added: “All tickets must be those approved by the Anambra State Internal Revenue Service (AIRS).

“Collection of Daily Operational Permit for Tricycles (keke) and Motorcycles (okada) and other commercial vehicles is hereby restricted to designated loading and offloading points within approved motor parks and other approved collection/drop off points; and

“Collection of loading and offloading fees can now be collected at only the Point of Loading and the Point of Offloading within a market or motor park/loading bay using AIRS approved tickets.

“In addition, collection of Produce/Commerce/Forestry goods fees is hereby restricted to the  Control Post in front of the Metallurgical  Training Institute on Owerri Road, Oba in Idemmili South Local Government Area, and the Control Post at Amansea, Awka North Local Government Area; as well as the Uga Junction in Onitsha.

“Finally, the collection of daily toll from all commercial vehicles, including from the sale of government approved emblems, will now be at only Government approved motor parks/loading bays in the state.”


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