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Building Approval: ECTDA bars LGs from collecting devt, empowerment levies

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The Enugu Capital Territory Improvement Authority, ECTDA, has barred the three municipal councils in Enugu capital metropolis from the gathering of various constructing levies.

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This was contained in a discover issued to the affected councils by the ECTDA, the place it declared that it had sole duty to gather such levy and that it was unlawful for the councils to delve into it.

The levies embody: Constructing approval and Due Course of Compliance levy; Improvement levy, Website Upkeep levy; Youth Empowerment levy and Container allow.

The affected native authorities councils are Enugu North, Enugu South and Enugu East native authorities councils, all inside the jurisdiction of Enugu Capital Territory Improvement Authority, ECTDA.

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Subsequently, the Authority has directed safety companies to arrest and prosecute defaulters and brokers of the councils whom it accused of selling double taxation and making lives depressing for builders and residents within the state capital.

Within the Compliance Discover issued to the affected three native authorities councils, Chairman of ECTDA, Dr. Josef Onoh described Demand Notices of Constructing Approval served by the councils as unlawful because the victims ultimately come to ECTDA to make one other cost.

“In keeping with the above listed unlawful acts, we’re compelled to place you within the know of the provisions of the legislation giving powers to the Authority to perform inside the capital territory.

“ECTDA legal guidelines of 2009 No.5 and Revised of 2014 provides the company the only duty to implement compliance with acceptable requirements within the Improvement of Enugu Capital Metropolis.

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“These extreme and unlawful actions by your workers contravenes and usurps the powers and capabilities of the Authority as offered in sections 16 (2) and (4) of ECTDA legislation. In view of the foregoing, all actions being carried out inside the capital territory by brokers parading within the kind and elegance of (Youth Empowerment) in relation to infrastructural growth and municipal providers (which in itself tantamount to double taxation) is hereby banned with speedy impact,” Onoh directed the councils.

He acknowledged that his company wouldn’t permit anyone to undermine the efforts Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi had put in place for the event and attraction of investments to the state and warned legislation breakers to beware.

He additional charged the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, and the Unbiased Corrupt Follow and different Associated Offences Fee, ICPC, to prosecute any defaulting council chairman.

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