The Kailahun District Council chairman, Augustine Kortu, has said to the press that the 2008 tax year will be marked by firm measures to meet tax mobilization targets.
Mr Kortu explained that the Kailahun District Council experienced immense failure last year in collecting taxes in the district, which seriously affected the level of development that was intended for the district.
The district council chairman said, “the council has already held series of meetings with local authorities and other stakeholders in the district to assist in convincing the people to pay their taxes as development will not take place without funds”.
The chairman explained that one interpretation of political messages and the long electoral activities in the country last year could have played a part in reducing the revenue generation, but hoped that the entire situation would be changed this year.
He further explained to his audience about the advantages of paying taxes, and that by paying taxes to the council the people could hold the council to task for its responsibilities in the district.