State government says it will constitute a task force to enforce compliance on stoppage of collection of taxes and levies from hawkers in markets across the state.
Governor Willie Obiano made this known while addressing a congregation at the cross- over night mass at the Holy Ghost Adoration Ministries, Uke, in Idemmili North local government area.
Addressing the congregation, Governor Obiano who expressed happiness that he ended 2016 and started 2017 with God, said that though the past year was difficult, he is confident that the new year would be better.
He, however, said this would be realistic if individuals apply self-effort, especially in supporting his agricultural revolution by having farms no matter how small.
The governor, who was accompanied on the visit by some officials of his government, noted that the state is not going back on its determination to ensure safety of lives and property of the citizens of the state, thanking God and all security outfits in the state for a crime-free yuletide celebrations in the state.
He restated that he will waste no time in constituting task force that would check the excesses of people who are still collecting levies from hawkers.
The governor reminded parents of the free education for children from primary one to junior secondary three, and to report anyone who requests for any fee from any child within the stipulated classes. Speaking earlier, the spiritual director of the Adoration Ministries, Rev Fr. Emmanuel Obinma, appreciated the governor for paying workersâ€™ salaries promptly, and for fighting crime to a standstill, adding that he is happy that other states copy good governance from Anambra State.
He pledged the support of the congregation to the present administration, assuring the governor of their continued prayers.
The event featured special prayers for governor Obiano and his wife as well as the state.