By Tochukwu Ilo
Ours is a state in serious need of massive infrastructural development. It spans from construction of standard roads down to asphalted streets with street lights. We deserve and must have a properly planned and religiously operated waste/environmental management system which guarantees healthy living for the Citizens.
In the face of recession, wise leaders think inwards to identify internal strengths and opportunities that will form not only a survival ground but a reliable growth catalyst. A well planned and managed social friendly internally generated Revenue, IGR system is the key.
We have the potential and can actually increase the state IGR to a monthly minimum average of N2b and N24b annually and guaranteed. This represents over 100% growth from the current position. The target is to achieve an annual IGR figure of N36bn.
The good feature of this new system is that it will be a tax payment by the relatively well-to-do commercials, with no economic challenge to the poor of the society.
Like in every society world over, the infrastructural development we desire in Anambra state is guaranteed by the revenue we can generate within and this will not only be steady, but will be improved strategically.
This growth in IGR is synonymous with growth in infrastructural development with no percentage variance.
It is time to build Anambra State with a mindset that it is and will always be, Humanity First.