By Kimtai Cherongis.
Boda boda operators in Bungoma County have reason to smile after the County Government announced they will no longer have to pay any tax to be allowed to operate in the county.
Addressing hundreds of boda boda operators in Busia town drawn from across the county, Busia County Governor Kenneth Lusaka said: “No boda boda operator will be forced to pay any levy effective from the date of this announcement.”
“We realised that this taxes are prohibiting the growth of enterprises in this County. I want you to grow and save more while congregating in groups,” Lusaka added.
Initially, the County Government has put a hand in boda boda enterprise by giving them motorbike loans which are repaid with no interest.