Delta To Roll Out New Tax Module

THE Delta State Government has said that it is making concerted efforts to address complaints of multiple taxation in the state as it has set in motion, plans to roll out a new tax module known as “Tax Harmonisation.”
The new tax module that would be flagged off in June, this year, according to the state Commissioner for Economic Planning, Dr. Kingsley Emu, is aimed at addressing issues of multiplicity of taxes in the state.
Emu, who disclosed this on Friday in Asaba, the state capital during the official unveiling of Delta State Capital Territory Business Directory written by the Chairman,
Delta State Investment Development Agency (DIDA), Ogbueshi Afam Obiago, said that given the components of the proposed
tax harmonisation module, every tax payer would get all the relevant taxes due to him/her in a single debit sheet.
Explaining the import of the proposed new tax module, Emu said that when fully operational, tax payers will henceforth have the convenience of getting their comprehensive taxes due to them in one debit sheet as it will also help them plan their cash-flow.
While saying that ‘this has become necessary
as it will help in mitigating issues of multiple taxation, the Economic Planning Commissioner said that the administration of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa is committed to ensuring that ‘the state gets reasonable and considerable tax system,’which, he noted, is critical for the sustainability of businesses in the state.
He said, “As a state, we are already addressing
the issue of multiplicity of tax; we call it tax harmonisation. We have started the demo as we need a lot of information and technology to put that together and I can assure you that it will be flagged-off by June, this year.
“Meanwhile, let me state categorically that numerous tax does not mean multiplicity
of tax, but tax harmonization, talk about proper administration of taxes – it means that all taxes you are due to pay will come to you in a single debit sheet that will clearly state all the taxes that are supposed to be your responsibility.
“With this, it will help you plan your cash-flow because, to us, reasonable and considerable tax system is very critical for the sustainability of businesses in the state,” Emu enthused.He commended the author of the directory, Afam Obiago, for putting together the business directory which, according
to him, will help the state government
in building up its data base that would in turn help in strengthening its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) drive.
Meanwhile, our correspondent reports that a renowned scholar and consultant to the Delta State Government on Education, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare at the event, delivered
a lecture on the topic; “The Sensitivity of Investments To Insecure Environment; The Role of Stakeholders.”
Tax Module From Cover
By Chibuzor Isichei
THE 11th edition of the “Mothers Arise,” – Let Your Voice Be Heard, organised by the office of Her Excellency, the Wife of Delta State Governor, Dame Edith Okowa held yesterday at the Unity Hall, Government House Asaba.
With the theme, ‘Brokenness: Needful For A Successful Walk With God (John 12:24)’, the event attracted thousands of women from different parts of the state, who were invited to arise and stand up for their responsibilities.
Speaking in a message titled, “Brokenness,
Needed For A Successful Walk With God,” Pastor (Mrs.) Ruth Aifobokhia, said that God does not need men or women that are not broken hearted for a successful work, rather mothers that are really broken hearted like him to work in his vineyard.
She said that mothers should arise in the place of prayers, arise in the place of evangelism and arise in every aspect of their lives for something good to happen in this country, saying that if mothers are not connected in the right place, their prayers and focus will be in vein.
“Given the special role that mothers play in their different families, it is believed that they can intercede on behalf of families and pray to God, especially at this time of the life of the nation,” she said.
According to Pastor Aifobokhia “Let us go back to the Lord and have an upright speech, control our tongue in anger, avoid pride, let us be broken hearted so that we can raise other women spiritually.”
For a broken hearted mother, she said takes up a responsibility and fights it out, cares and prays on her knees at all times for the good of every one.
Highlighting the blessings of a broken heart to include healing, curing sickness, peace, love, security, stability and prosperity,
she said that it removes sadness and gives us a position of headship, rulership among others, adding that God is telling us today to be broken hearted so that the later part of our lives would be better and more beautiful than before.
In her remarks, the Wife of the state Governor
and the Convener of the programme, Dame Edith Okowa who thanked everyone that yielded to the invitation said that until one recognises that something is wrong with him/her, that person will not solve his or her problem.
She enjoined women to always preach the gospel and emulate Christ-like life so that at the end, the word of God we hear will not be used against us.
According to her, “if you must propagate the gospel, you should be blameless, broken heartedness is the requirement for maximum
She thanked the immediate past governor’s
wife, Dcns. (Mrs.) Roli Uduaghan for planting a good seed; “Mothers Arise Prayers” and raising many alters of God in the state.
Earlier in her welcome charge, Barr. Kesiena
Samson noted that broken heartedness is the pass mark for anyone who wants to get through in life, function with God and excel in His vineyard, adding that God is still looking for women that are faithful indeed to work with.
Samson also thanked God for the 11th edition of Mothers Arise in the state and prayed that everyone should surrender to God totally, so that we can collaborate with him effectively.
Dame Okowa Leads ‘Mothers Arise’ Prayer Session

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