Anambra Traders Lament Increase In State Government Taxes


Constance Ejezie

AT  has gathered that following the introduction of a new tax regime for the various markets in Anambra State, traders in these markets are groaning over the new regime describing such as unfair. particularly Eke Awka market in Awka


Soludo had in a meeting with market unions recently announced that his administration  would be introducing a new tax regime. He described such a new regime as necessary owing to the dwindling revenue accruing to the state.
The traders were however shocked when certain persons visited thier market (Eke Awka) and demanded an outrageous payment of N14,200  for shop owners while the hawkers were asked to pay N200 at various times and places every day.
A breakdown of the levy includes stallage fee of N4,800, market development fee of N2,400, market traders fee of N3,000, pollution/sanitation fee of N2,000, biometric market registration of N700.00, and market operation fee of N1,300.00, all payable between Tuesday and Friday this week.
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