"Government should now be inflexible on issue of tax collection" (Fadhel Abdelkefi)
10/12/2016 17:56, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - "The Government should now be inflexible on the issue of collecting taxes, now very sow, and tackle major reforms, Fadhel Abdelkefi, Minister of Development, Investment and International Co-operation said Saturday in Sousse.

 Speaking at the end of Business Days held on December 9 and 10 in Sousse on the theme: “Business and digital transformation: changes and opportunities", the minister added that "we want to be a democratic country without behaving like democratic citizens, because citizens in a democratic country pay their taxes substantially. "

"Today, we are asking a State, which does not have the necessary resources, to do everything, to have a strategic vision, to achieve regional development, to improve education and to defend the borders".

 AbdelKefi also highlighted the problems faced by banks and state-owned enterprises, adding that privatisation remains a taboo.

In this context, he recalled that the experience of privatisation has been successful in the cement industry, as these companies are now more productive and less polluting, in addition to the stability of prices charged.

Concerning the delay in the digital transformation of Tunisian companies, the minister said this situation is not due to infrastructure problems but rather to the weakness of digital maturity.

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