By: Omar Mohamed Farax
Somalilandsun- Somaliland- Hargeisa Somaliland’s capital Mayor Abdirahman Mohamud Aidid , have confirmed that the local government will commence detaining of those who do not pay the taxes of their property accurately.
In press conference held in his office on Saturday the mayor of the city had said that less than 30% of their intended tax generation obtained, he blamed the citizens’ of the city over the delaying the taxes payment.“We are asserting to the citizens that our annual fiscal year budget we allocated 2016 less than around 30-32% are only obtained and we cannot accept that. We are in October it has been predicted to gain at least 72 percent, “the mayor said.
He added that they should detain and fine those conducted un payment of the annual tax in the local government. “If the taxes are not paid how the developmental projects the city can be proceeded?.” the Hargeisa mayor blamed to community added as saying “They will be summoned and will pay additional fines if they should Sacrifice the taxes before the next year 2017.”
He called on to city’s dwellers of making laws to their land he likewise urged to business people to give swiftly the taxes of licenses as well as all local taxes.
Mr. Abdirahman Mohamoud vowed by repairing the streets of the city kicking off a various developmental projects. He appealed that the citizens of the city should contribute the budget of modernizing the main streets of the capital.
Hargeisa councilors were elected in November 2012 and usually accused in effective and inefficiency when it comes to serving the people who were elected. But they denied the allegations stating that are committed to respond the interest and priorities of the city dwellers. They said there are many challenges hinders their effort such as rejecting from the tax payers.