Migori County has waived the market levies and revenues imposed on the traders in various markets across the county.
Speaking at his residential home in Migori town, governor Okoth Obado said that the devolved unit has decided to waive market revenues and levies imposed on the traders to save them from the effects of Covid-19.
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.
The traders in Migori have been finding it hard to pay revenue with some playing cat and mouse games with revenue officers 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.
However, the governor urged residents to ensure they keep social distancing, avoid shaking of hands, avoid touching of face and must always wash their hands with soap and water, and use alcohol-based sanitizers.
Boda boda operators appealed to the county government to consider the small business payouts to sustain them during this pandemic time.
By Geoffrey Satia