Following the formal announcement by the Federal Government that the nation’s economy has gone into a RECESSION, the governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano yesterday presented to ndi Anambra, through a Statewide Broadcast, a Stimulus Package that will ease the pain of the recession and help the state bounce back to prosperity.
The Stimulus Package contains special interventions which comes in Four Key Areas, one of which is Tax Relief Programme.
Read what Obiano said on Tax Relief below…
“The objective of our Tax Relief Programme is to evaluate existing taxes, levies and fees in the state and introduce some waivers and in some cases scrap the collection of some illegal levies imposed on our people.
“I believe that these will go a long way to cushioning the impact of the recession on households in the state.
“Our immediate response in this regard is as follows:
1. I hereby suspend the sale of consolidated emblems in Anambra State
2. I suspend the collection of Hawkers Permit on all streets in the state
3. I suspend the collection of Wheelbarrow Tax in all markets in the state
4. Lastly, I abolish the imposition of unapproved levies on students in public primary and secondary schools in the state.
All these pronouncements shall take immediate effect”.