Oct 21, 2021

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Arati demands suspension of VAT Act in bid to lower fuel costs

MEP from Dagoretti North, Simba Arati, has called for the VAT law to be suspended in order to stabilize fuel prices and to change the pricing formula and the tax system.

“We have to be sensitive about it the time in which we live, “said the ODM legislature, announcing that it will petition the National Assembly tomorrow for an adjournment to get the House of Representatives to discuss the fuel price crisis in the country.

< p> The National The meeting will resume on Monday after a month.

“We want to start a conversation that focuses on the people. I’ve had conversations with my constituents, most of whom use kerosene and diesel on a daily basis. It is worrying and we have to do something. As elected officials, we can’t just sit back and relax, ”he said.

In the Senate, Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka instructed Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter and his petroleum and mining colleague John Munyes to appear outside the House of Representatives to explain the skyrocketing prices.

Vice President William Ruto said Sunday that the increase in fuel prices will lead to an overall rise in the cost of living and urged the Department of Energy to work with relevant authorities and parliamentary committees to order addressing the issue.

Raila Odinga, party leader of the Orange Democratic Movement, said it was necessary to cushion normal Kenyans who have already been hit by the economic shocks caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Amani The party leader of the National Congress (ANC), Musalia Mudavadi, criticized the government for its insensitivity to about the economic hardship facing Kenyans for a population suffering from economic hardship. The transport companies have announced that they will increase fares by 10 to 20 percent. The Central Organization of Trade Unions (Cotu) has protested the increase in a similar manner.

“We cannot have a country where Kenyans panic about fuel prices every thirteenth day of the month. Let’s put politics aside and discuss this issue once and for all, “said Mr Arati.

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