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Senior leaders of South Wollo Zone and relevant woreda administrations said they will work hard to collect the revenue generated by the economy in response to the people's demand for development.

#Mekete Tedilaw 10 months ago

<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Senior leaders of South Wollo Zone and relevant woreda administrations said they will work hard to collect the revenue generated by the economy in response to the people&#39;s demand for development. The South Wollo Zone Revenue Department said it has collected over 1.1 billion birr revenue in the 2012 Ethiopian budget year. A discussion was held in Dessie on the implementation of the 2012 revenue collection and 2013 revenue plan with the participation of zonal leaders and relevant leaders of 20 woredas and four city administrations.Gullat Worku, head of the South Wollo Zone Revenue Department, said more than 96 percent of the plan has been collected in the 2012 Ethiopian budget year. This is attributed to the slowdown in the economy due to the Korona and the weak culture of issuing and receiving receipts.</p> <p>Despite this, a fine of 50,000 birr has been imposed on 27 taxpayers who do not provide receipts, she said, adding that more than 36 million birr has been recovered through fraudulent government receipts. She said partners and stakeholders should fulfill their responsibility to meet the people&#39;s development demand by collecting the revenue plan, which has grown by more than 50 percent over the previous year.South Wollo Zone Chief Administrator, Seyed Mohammed, on his part, said development capacity is based on collecting the revenue generated by the economy. Kombolcha City Administration Revenue Office Head, Arabu Mohammed, and Jama Woreda Revenue Office Head, Kiflu Dessie, said they have been able to achieve their 2012 revenue plan by working with taxpayers&#39; filters and working with partners and stakeholders.Despite the expansion of the 2013 revenue plan, officials said they are preparing to study the new sources of revenue by collecting all the revenue generated by the economy. It is learned that the zone is planning to collect 1.7 billion birr by increasing it by 561 thousand birr in the previous fiscal year. Recognition and award ceremonies were also held for the best performing woredas and city administrations.</p>