Karu local government council of Nasarawa state has enacted sixteen bylaws towards improving revenue generation in the area.
At a brief ceremony in Karu , Chairman of the council Akala Gajere expressed believe that with the signing of the bylaws ,it would go a long way in strengthening and regulating tax administration in the area.
According to Gajere, the move became imperative in view of numerous loopholes on tax administration identified upon his assumption of office
He observed that the unorganized tax system In the past had led to inability of previous governments to embark on projects that have direct bearings on the lives of the people.
Gajere explained that already Biometric enumeration of business premises and collection of taxes are ongoing simultaneously across the local government area.
He warned that authorities of the local government will take legal action against any shop owner and business premises that refused to comply to the enumerators.
The Chairman of the council noted that payment of taxes by business owners and residents would enable government to provide basic amenities including security.
Correspondent Yusuf Usman reports that some of the bylaws include Tenement rates and Ground rent collection , Hotel, Restaurant , Eateries.
While Others are regulated matters , Food stuff , Cattle , Domestic animals trade and regulated premises Adoptive bylaws as well as Environmental Sanitation and Prohibition of indiscriminate dumping of refuse silts and other environmental effects among others.