She emphasized the importance of tribal authorities’ involvement in the distribution and sale of local tax, and urged slum dwellers to keep to their promise of helping to develop the city through local tax payment.
Secretary General for the local chiefs, Chief Mathew Jibao Young, thanked the mayor for resuscitating their support to the council. He added that they made more than one billion Leones for the Herbert George Williams’ administration in the form of local tax payment and collection.
He advised the Mayor to fix a timeline for the collection of local tax and urged her to set up checkpoints for those who would want to evade it.
President of the Slum Dwellers Association, Yirah Oryakis Conteh in her brief remarks expressed her gratitude to the Mayor, for keeping to her promise of engaging slum dwellers in the FCC development plans, adding that it is unfortunate that past FCC administrations had not involved them in such manner before.
She however, challenged slum dwellers to ensure that everyone above 18 years pays tax because it is both a right and an obligation as this would go a long way to assist the FCC realize its plans.