Gaurang Prabhu Malkarnekar/ Goemkarponn
Margao: Shadow Council for Margao today launched a signature campaign against the Ordinance amending the Municipal act, which pertains to the house tax for premises within Municipal limits.
SCM Convener Mr. Savio Coutinho informed that a memorandum has been prepared, which will be handed over to the 3 MLAs associated with the Margao Municipal Council.
“Through the memorandum we wish to urge the concerned MLAs to address the issue of house tax, which incidentally has skipped the attention of the representatives, who are seen being vocal on the ammendment of section 88 only, which is related to the Market’s.”, Coutinho stated further.
The signature campaign was launched at Ambajim Fatorda, and was largely attended. Adv. Seoula Vas, explained the legal provisions in the notified amendments, and the financial implications on the taxpayers.
The campaign shall be carried out in all the 25 wards in the constituencies of Margao, Fatorda and Curtorim; and a protest shall also be held below the Margao Municipal Council building on 23rd January 2021 at 4pm, the press note concludes.