The Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has imposed a N3,000 development levy on all taxable adults in the twenty-seven local councils in the state, this he said is necessary in order to replicate development in all the 637 communities.
Okorocha gave the directive at the weekend while inaugurating the state’s Development Council and presenting adult registers to government representatives in Owerri.
He enjoined the people to face current challenges and pay for their benefits, adding that every taxable adult must register.
Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Acho Ihim, who was also present reminded the audience of the Imo State Traditional Rulers and Autonomous Law which mandates that a community must have a minimum population of 2,000 for it to be recognized by government.
The Commissioner for Community Government, Culture and Traditional Affairs, Innocent Eke, said the Community Government Council (CGC), put in place by the current administration, had decentralized power and empowered communities, as the people now participate in the management of their affairs.
The chairman, Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Sam Ohiri, assured execution of the order.