Enugu scale up internal revenue generation via e-ticket
Enugu State government, yesterday, said it is ready to use revenue outlets open to it to collect all internally generated revenue, stressing that it would launch an electronic ticketing on September 27 for payment of taxes, levies and dues.
Board Chairman of state Internal Revenue Service, Emmanuel Ekene Nnamani, told newsmen that there is no way the government would give the people the needed democracy dividends when they do not pay their taxes and levies.
Nnamani said that Governor Peter Mbah has mapped out several development projects, adding that he required money to execute them. He pointed out that the governor had made a projection to increase the state’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from $4.4 billion to $30 billion in the next eight years, saying it would not be possible if residents were not up to speed with their duties and obligation to the state.
To make this achievable and realisable, Nnamani said that the state is determined “to explore all areas of income generation.” He said that the people had not been paying taxes, and past administrations had overlooked, saying, however, that the current administration is determined to end the trend.
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