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Mayor Seeks Money for Freetown Development

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Mayor Seeks Money for Freetown Development


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“Every Freetown resident should pay their taxes to make Freetown one of the most beautiful places. If no one goes to ask you to pay your local tax, it is incumbent upon all and sundry to go the City Council office and pay their taxes. Revenue from those taxes will be used for their intended purposes,” Aki- Sawyer made this statement on Monday 20 August 2018 during an engagement with local authorities at the Freetown City Council on Wallace Johnson Street.
The Mayor continued to say that taxation in most countries in the world is the backbone of the economy… “Because of this it is therefore useful that beneficiaries have knowledge and to be educated about the benefits of tax payment and we believe that the local authorities are instrumental to support tax collection.”
Aki-Sawyer added that to conveniently facilitate the payment of local tax, the FCC has finalized arrangements with Orange and Africell for citizens of Freetown to make payment by mobile money by September 2018.
Tax payment is obligatory in any country. This is because money collected from taxes are used to develop the state through the provision of good roads, changing and beautifying the state, purchase of vehicles for school going children and workers.

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