Western Division Authorities in Tororo Municipality have directed business people within their area of jurisdiction to pay trading license fee to the account of the Division. Jamal Mzee Ahmed, Western Division Chairperson while talking to journalists today morning at his office asked business people not to pay any fee to people claiming they are contracted by the Municipal council.
He noted with concern that last year business people suffered in the hands of the so called contractors who he says harassed, imprisoned and even forced them to pay triple penalties.
Besides that, Jamal says Municipal council last year awarded the tax collection contract to an individual below the projected income.
He revealed that Western Division alone was to collect 98 million shillings from trading licenses yet Municipal Council awarded the contract at 72 million shillings for the two divisions of Western and Eastern.