Tax evasive bar owners put on notice
18 February 2015, 12:37
Nyandarua - Bar owners in Nyandarua who have been evading tax have a reason to worry after the County government launched a committee to regulate issuance of licenses to local alcohol dealers.
Governor Daniel Waithaka lamented that the County government has lost more than KES 80 million in the last two years to license - evasive bar owners.
He said this had informed the County government’s decision to form the alcohol regulation committees to be based at the sub-County level.
Waithaka reiterated that the sub-County committees have a heavy task before them, reminding them that they have to be “strict, decisive and fair in exercising their responsibilities.”
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He also warned illicit liquor brewers and distributors in the County that their days are numbered.
“Every village in this County is witness to the dangers posed by proliferation of harmful brews resulting in loss of lives, broken homes and increased poverty,” said the Governor.
He urged illicit liquor dealers to venture into legitimate alcohol trade by acquiring proper licenses.
“Let us reorganise the whole system by ensuring we have minimal number of drinking outlets in market centres which must strictly observe the opening and closing hours,” said the Governor.
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