By Dennis Bett.
Matatu Saccos in Nandi County have pledged to pay taxes so as to enable the Government improve service delivery to the residents.
Matatu operators who fall under six Saccos operating in Kapsabet main bus station and other bus stations across the county had rejected a mandatory payment of taxes since December 2016 resulting in loses amounting to millions of shillings in revenue.
The non-payment of tax was due to disputes with the previous county government for failure to initiate and complete some development projects that sought to improve the business environment for the traders and make businesses thrive.
Kapsabet Matatu Operators Association, Chairman Eliky Mutai commended the county boss for acting swiftly to initiate changes in the finance department of the county which, he said, had caused severe suffering to the business people in the county.
Mutai urged the Governor to pump money into transport Sacco’s in the county for development as most of them do not have basic structures for operations saying that by doing this, they will be able to increase the revenue.