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Residents seek end to multiple taxation in Aba

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Aba residents under the aegis of Association of Aba Tenants (AAT) have urged the incoming administration in Abia, to stop multiple taxation and touting in Aba, the commercial hub of the state to avoid political unrest.

Mike George, president, AAT, in an address at the induction of Augustine Onuegbu, chief executive director of Commonwealth Hotels Limited, as AAT patron, also called on the authorities of Aba North and Aba South Local Government Areas, to address environmental challenges in Aba.

He also proposed local government/tenants collaboration in crime fighting, through the establishment of neighbourhood watch to curb crime in Aba.

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The AAT is a body that promotes the welfare of members and facilitates a cordial relationship between the government and other bodies.

George explained further that the association’s mandate was to reform Abia State, draw the government closer to the masses, stop project abandonment, establish a neighbourhood watch and defend the rights of the citizens.

“As enormous as this mandate seems, I know it is achievable. Our watchword has been and still remains ‘to build, reposition and regain Abia continuously with one voice,’ George said.

One of the highlights of the event was the confirmation of an award of excellence on Chima Mbama, transition committee chairman, Aba South Local Government Area, for outstanding performance.