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Onitsha Market Traders Plead With Obiano Over Payment Receipts

Posted: May 26, 2015 at 3:17 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Traders at Ose-Okwodu Market in Onitsha have appealed to Governor Willie Obiano to prevail on his aides to issue receipts for payments made to the state government in 2014.

The traders, who made their complaint during a peaceful protest at major streets in Onitsha, carried placards with inscriptions as, `Ose-Okwodu market traders want the receipt of money they paid into government account’.

The placards also read, ‘His Excellency, please save us from official manipulators’; and `Akpokue Dike, we want the receipt for the money paid into government accounts’.

Addressing newsmen, Chairman of Ose- Okwodu Market Traders Association, Mr Donatus Uzo, said they had been patient enough on the issue.

Uzo said they paid N6,000 made up of tax N3,000; stallage fee N1,800 and development levy N1,200 with no receipt to show for them.

“We paid, gave them the bank teller and the Accountant-General of the state confirmed the money we paid into the government account but the government refused to give us our receipts. “Today we went straight to complain to the Governor but unfortunately we could not see him, rather the Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Duties, Mr Ikem Uzoechina, was the person who received us.

“He told us to put our complaint in writing with the bank teller of the money we paid attached to the letter,” he said.