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Tax Waiver for motorcyclists

The  Transport sector stakeholders in Kisii County had reason to smile after the area County Government waived their tax arrears ending a prolonged standoff between the operators and the executive.

Motorcyclists  also referred to as ‘’Boda Boda’’ and public service vehicle operators will henceforth start paying for stickers from this month.

The  Deputy Governor, Joash  Maangi, who is in charge of revenue collection said the waiver was prompted by the urgent need to streamline the tax collection.

Addressing  the operators on Wednesday  at Culture Hall, Maangi urged the operators to pay for the fresh stickers.

Maangi refuted claims that the county had lost revenue totaling Sh.91million in the industry last financial year, saying the figure was the target revenue whose which was not met.

The  Kisii  County motorcyclists’ leader, Gichore Orechi appealed to the operators to cooperate with the county in tax payment if the area was to develop.

The  PSV operators commended the county government for the move and promised commitment in prompt payment.

By  Jane Naitore

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