Local govt have to increase tax collection: Tajul


DHAKA, April 3, 2019 (BSS) – Minister for Local Government, Rural
Development (LGRD) and Co-operatives M Tajul Islam today said local
government have no alternative to increase tax collection to make the nation
self dependent.

“Local government organisations could not be self reliant if the
authorities would not increase their tax collection,” he said while speaking
as the chief guest at 150-year celebration programme of Sherpur municipality
on Shaheed Darog Ali Poura park premises this morning.

“Only government’s grant cannot help any organisations to achieve their
targeted goals, they must increase the tax collection if they want to self
reliant,” he added.

Presided over by Sherpur Municipality Mayor Alhajj Golam Mohammad Kibria
Liton the programme was addressed, among others, by Whip of the National
Parliament M Atiur Rahman Atiq, Deputy Commissioner ATM Ziaul Huq, Police
Superintendent Kazi Ashraful Azim and District Awami League General Secretary
Advocate Chandan Kumer Pal.

The whip urged the minister to establish a Science and Technology
University and a Medical College in the Sherpur district and turn the
Sherpur-Mymensingh Highway into four-lane to ease the traffic movement.