The Migori County government is latest to join the tax waive wave. The county has waived the market levies and revenues imposed on traders in various markets across the county.
Migori governor Okoth Obado said that the devolved unit has decided to implement the directive to cushion traders from the effects of the Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Speaking at his place of residence, Obado, accompanied by county officials from different departments said that the levies will improve the operations of many traders in the market to conduct their businesses without being harassed by the county revenue collectors.
Traders in Migori have not been able to raise revenue due to the hard economic situations across the country. This move by Migori County Government is meant to cushion the operators and traders whose livelihoods continue to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Joseph Ole Lenku has waived taxes and levies in Kajiado County for the next three months to cushion residents from high prices for essential commodities as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Traders in Kisumu will, however, not get any tax exemptions. County Director of Communication Aloice Ager said the county administration had no plans to waive any taxes as the devolved unit has also been hit by the impacts of the virus.“We have closed the markets, and the ‘Stay Home’ order by the Governor (Anyang’ Nyongó) is still on, meaning we have not been collecting revenues,” said Ager.
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