Soludo Reduces Taxes For Keke and Bus Drivers, Suspends Levies For Heavy Duty Vehicles

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Anambra State Government has approved weekly payment taxes and levies by commercial tricycle, popularly known as ‘keke’ and shuttle bus operators. The cheering news was broken to the public during his usual interaction with commercial transport operators held at Professor Dora Akunyili Women’s Development Centre, Awka; on 18th January 2023.

Tricycle operators, who originally pay 15,000 will today henceforth pay 10,000 which, when mathematically split into four (4) gives 2,500 per week. Similarly, taxi operators will now pay 12,000 naira instead of 17,500; which amounts to 3,000 naira on a weekly basis and the same amount as the shuttle bus operators. Mini truck operators and motorcycle operators are to pay 3,750 and 4,000 respectively.

The Governor also suspended the payment of tolls and levies by heavy-duty vehicle operators in the state,He explained that his primary objective of the suspension of the aforementioned payments is to ensure there’s no double taxation and also to eradicate the inhuman activities of touts on the road.

The event was attended by government officials and security agencies: Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Uche Okafor, Secretary to the Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr Ernest Ezeajughi, the Hon. Commissioner for Transport, Barr Pat Igwebuike, his Information counterpart, Paul Nwosu, Special Adviser on Security, AVM Ben Chiobi.

The representatives of the transport operators thanked the governor very immensely for his magnanimity and also pledged their unalloyed support to his administration.

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