Traders in Ogbette Main Market cries out over multiple taxation

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Igbo traders

Traders in Ogbette Main Market, Enugu have expressed disaffection with the multiple taxation and levies in the market.

The traders also feared a possible outbreak of epidemic in the market due to the overflow of waste from a sewage in the neighboring premises of the Nigerian Correctional Service (former Nigerian Prisons Service).

They spoke at a sensitisation programme organised by a non-governmental organisation, called Strengthening Citizens Resistance against Prevalence of Corruption (SCRAP-C) project.

The taxes and levies were introduced by the market leadership as well as state and local governments.

One of the traders, Patrick Ezema, said that they were emburdened with different types of levies and taxes that were affecting their businesses.

Ezema listed some of the levies to include sanitation levy, annual levy, EEDC levy, packing late levy and special security levy.