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A new tax collection system introduced yesterday by the Maputo Municipal Council will being mobile units for the collection of municipal taxes and fees to various parts of the city.
The measure aims to decongest overcrowded municipal collection points, which register increased traffic in the first three months of the year.
Mobile units will be positioned in places with the highest density of people and institutions with large numbers of employees, and collect vehicle tax, personal tax and other fees.
On Wednesday afternoon, David Simango, chairman Maputo City Council, launched the new service in Zimpeto wholesale market, one of the busiest places in the city.
“Mobile billing means that instead of people going to a receiving office, the collector goes to where the people are, giving them a convenient opportunity to pay their taxes ” Simango said.
The municipal council initiative derives from problems at collection points such as slow computer systems and incompatible printers, which end up generating long queues and slowing down the service.
“All municipal taxes and fees can be paid at the mobile points. We’re doing this to bring the service closer to our citizens,” Simango said.
This way, Maputo municipality believes that residents will no longer have grounds for complaining about queues and poor service when paying taxes.