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Mogadishu Tax Collectors Undergoes Fresh Training

Storyline:National News

CanshuurahaAbout 70 municipal tax collectors in Mogadishu have yesterday started 10 years fresh training to enhance their skills.

The head of Revenue Authority in Somali Police Force General Hassan Barisa who spoke at the opening ceremony told the participants that they should respect the rule of law, deal with business people in a diligent way even if they are aggressive when asked to pay the taxes.

But there are huge challenges facing these force, including safety issues, close to 30 Tax Collectors has been gunned down in the past two years. The government was forced to allocate an armed soldier to accompany each Tax Collector to guard him.

The fresh training came at a time when the government is a budget deficit and has announced plans to speed up tax collections.

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