ISTC: OSLGA, Firm, Market Unions Committ To Partner
Okonta Emeka Okelum, Asaba
In its bid to support the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) policy of the state government, the Executive Chairman, Oshimili South LGA, Market Unions and a firm, yesterday, agreed that the Informal Sector Tax Collection (ISTC) policy will be implemented successfully in the council area.
This agreement was reached when the leadership of Market Women & Men Association of Nigeria; Ogbogonogo Market Traders Association and top management of Queen Bridge Limited, paid a courtesy visit to the council boss at his office.
In her opening remarks, Mrs Blessing Osaje, deputy managing director, Queen Bridge Limited, informed the chairman that her firm came to inform him about the on going state-wide ISTC policy of the state government.
She noted that her firm also wants to cease same opportunity to seek the working partnership of both the Market Women & Men Association as well as Ogbogonogo Market Traders Association.
Responding, Hon Mrs Kate Okoh Onah, President, Market Women & Men Association of Nigeria, Delta State Chapter, unveiled some of the benefit attached to the ISTC policy.
Mrs Onah encouraged the leadership of Ogbogonogo Market Traders Association to share his association's committment to partner in the ISTC policy.
Speaking on behalf of the traders association, Chief Augustine Chigbogu Nwobodo, General Chairman, Ogbogonogo Market Traders Association, thanked the council chairman; leadership of Queen Bridge Limited; Market Women and Men Association Of Nigeria for convening the meeting.
He expressed his personal resolve to subscribe to the state government's ISTC policy and promise to work with his exco members at enforcing compliance.
Hon Sunny Obi Nwose thanked the visiting delegation over their Committment to partner with the state government with respect to the ISCT policy.
He assured them that all promised benefits attached to the policy, council will work round the clock with the state government to see that it gets to them.
Hon. Sunny Obi Nwose also urged the leadership of Ogbogonogo Market Trades Association to seek out opportunities to help the traders understand all the attached benefits of the policy.
Finally, the council boss, Hon Comrade Uche Osadebe, expressed his appreciation over commitment of all parties at ensuring that the state government's ISTC policy is effectively implemented in the council area.
The council chairman also urged the leadership of Ogbogonogo Market Traders Association to prevail upon their members who have not taken advantage of the on going continuous voters registration exercise to do so.
Please help us urge your traders to seek out time to go for voter's registration exercise, help them see the benefits for doing same, Hon Comrade Osadebe urged the market leadership.
SOURCE: ASABA POST NEWS WIRE (ONLINE)