Soludo bans collection of levies from vulcanizers, wheelbarrow pushers, hawkers


Professor Chukwuma Soludo, the governor of Anambra State, has stopped taxing vulcanizers, people who push wheelbarrows, and people who sell things on the street.

Governor Soludo gave the warning at Government House in Awka during an open-bid auction for a class of flying revenues across the state that was put on by the state government.

The Governor said that any market union that takes money from vulcanizers, wheelbarrow pushers, or hawkers in any way would be dissolved right away. He also told them to report anyone who takes money from them in the name of the government.

Governor Soludo, who stressed that the bid is part of the revolution to give value for money, stated that his administration is working to build back the connection between the citizens and the government because the people employed them to work for them.

He emphasized that for every society to function, everyone must pay their fair share, noting that his government is working to reduce the tax incidence on the people, even though people have forgotten that the government works for the people with tax money.

The bid auction was conducted for gaming and loto, public toilet, abattoir, as well as park and pay.

Winners of any of the bids are expected to pay one month in advance, effective November 1 2023.

At the event, Deputy Governor, Dr Onyekachukwu Ibezim, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr Ernest Ezeajughi, and Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, AVM Ben Chiobi, among others, attended the event.