From Ada Nebolise, Awka
Mr Willie Obiano, Governor of Anambra State
Anambra government has banned the collection of daily tolls and reduced the daily operations fees for tricycles in the state.
This ban followed a critical review of revenue collection in the state by the Executive Council, after it was discovered that revenue collection is being abused by certain groups.
According to the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C.Don Adinuba, the affected revenue and the groups are ; collection of daily tolls from hawkers in every street in the state; collection of daily tolls from mobile hawkers everywhere in the state; collection of daily tolls from cart pushers; and collection of revenue on roads especially from moving vehicles, including the sale of emblems on any road in the state.
He said the state government has also made adjustments to the process of collection of other revenues.
According to him; “Effective from 1st August, 2021, Daily Operations Permit for tricycles known as keke has been reduced from N350 to N250 and N100 for commercial motorcycles popularly known as okada. All tickets must be those approved by the Anambra State Internal Revenue Service (AIRS)
“Collection of Daily Operational Permit for Tricycles (keke) and Motorcycles (okada) and other commercial vehicles is hereby restricted to designated loading and offloading points within approved motor parks and other approved collection/drop off points; and
“Collection of loading and offloading fees can now be collected at only the Point of Loading and the Point of Offloading within a market or motor park/loading bay using AIRS approved tickets.
In addition, Adinuba said, collection of Produce/Commerce/Forestry goods fees has been restricted to the Control Post in front of the Metallurgical Training Institute on Owerri Road, Oba in Idemmili South Local Government Area, and the Control Post at Amansea, Awka North Local Government Area; as well as the Uga Junction in Onitsha.
Finally, the collection of daily toll from all commercial vehicles, including from the sale of government approved emblems, will now be at only government approved motor parks/loading bays in the State.