The Delta Online Publishers Forum (DOPF) is set to host its highly anticipated annual convention and lecture series on November 22, 2023. With the central theme, “Fiscal Policy and Taxation – Balancing Revenue Generation and Economic Growth,” the forum aims to delve into the intricate relationship between revenue generation strategies and sustainable economic development.
In a statement jointly signed by Chairman Emmanuel Enebeli and Secretary, Onitsha Shedrack, the organizers highlighted the critical relevance of the chosen topic, especially in the current landscape where governments continually seek to bolster revenue streams while struggling to communicate the rationale behind increased taxation vis-à-vis tangible economic growth.
“The topic is very germane, especially with the present conditions where the governments of the day are daily exploring avenues to increase revenue to meet up with development plans, but still, the people find it difficult to understand reasons for the drive for an increase in taxation but little in the areas of economic growth,”the organisers stated.
The keynote speaker for the event is esteemed tax expert, Dr. Mrs. Doris Amaka Ochei, whose insights promise to shed light on the complexities of taxation and its correlation with economic progress. The occasion will be chaired by a distinguished chief and academic, adding prestige to the discourse.
Backing the keynote address, a diverse panel of discussants will offer multifaceted perspectives from various sectors. Representatives from traditional institutions, government bodies, the legislature, and civil society, including Boney Akaeze, Programs Coordinator at the Foundation for Non-Violent Social Change (FNSC) and Convener of The Back of the Yard Vanguard (BYV), will contribute their invaluable viewpoints.
The annual event will commence on November 21, 2023, beginning with the induction of new members. The induction will be followed by a retreat focusing on business development and strategies to access funding from institutions like the Bank of Industry and Premium Trust Bank.
This convention serves as a platform for knowledge exchange, fostering dialogue among stakeholders, and charting a path towards a more balanced approach to fiscal policy and taxation that fosters both revenue growth and sustainable development.