Protect Local Investors as You Fight COVID-19 ,Government Told
Bunge la Wananchi is now asking the government to provide an enabling environment to local companies as they fight the novel COVID-19 a move they say will save jobs.
Addressing the media on Thursday Bunge la Wananchi Chairman John Mark Ababu says the lobby group is not happy the way the Kenya Revenue Authority has been handling local companies such as Keroche Breweries that so far employs hundreds of Kenyans.
According John mark the government should re-evaluate how they deal with local investors or else many will shut down fearing hostility.
‘‘Right now we are staring job losses. we want to ask KRA to please go slow on how they deal with local companies because if we are not careful they will collapse and many will lose jobs.’’ He said.
KRA and Keroche have been in a tussle over unpaid taxes which KRA insist must be fixed.
Ababu has also asked government to enhance fight against Covid 19 and save Kenyans from adverse economic effects.