False rumour on tax: Minister Gurung


Damauli, Oct. 5: Minister for Finance and Planning of Gandaki Province Kiran Gurung has claimed that the false rumours surrounding taxation was being widespread by the forces that are against federalism.
Inaugurating the 'Sukhla Gandaki Lions Festival' organized by Lions Club of Shukla Gandaki Town in Tanahu district Friday, Minister Gurung argued that misleading information was spread through social media about the latest tax system that is in place in the local government.
Urging the public not to go by such a false rumour about tax, Gurung assured that the government would impose tax considering the fact that the public are not imposed exorbitantly.
He further argued that the taxation also contributes to the economic prosperity of the country, so one and all need to put an end to the activities as tax evasion and tax exemptions.
The Minister, calling for the cooperation from all the social organizations for the economic agenda in the province, pressed for the collective efforts to conserve unique culture and identities.
"From the cultural point of view, we were never colonized nor we depended on any countries. We have our own unique culture and its high time we conserved our cultural identity," he asserted.
Similarly, Gandaki Province Assembly member Asha Koirala opined that Shukla Gandaki could be the centre point of tourism in the province.
The event was organized to promote the Shukla Gandaki area and is also aimed at encouraging public for livelihood, promoting agriculture tourism, shared Festival Main Organizing Committee Coordinator, Pradeep Thapa.
The organizers are expecting transaction worth more than Rs 2o million during the event that continues till October 13. RSS

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