Monday, July 15, 2024

Kilifi Governor suspends directive after drivers halted operations

Kilifi Governor Gideon Mung’aro has suspended a previous directive after drivers and other stakeholders halted their operations at Sabaki bridge.

The suspension follows a meeting with the drivers and other stakeholders over the county’s cess collection directive between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

“Generating our own source revenue as a county government is essential to achieving our development goals.

Unfortunately, this morning drivers and stakeholders in the transportation industry at Sabaki bridge halted their operations due to the recent directives issued on cess collection.

I met with drivers, business owners, and other stakeholders in the transport industry to listen to their feedback and concerns regarding the cess collection processes. As a result, I have suspended the directive limiting cess collection to between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM.” said the Governor

The governor also apologized to the travelers and business affected by the strike and as a result he has halted cess collection on Saturday and Sunday and the exercise will resume on Monday.

Moving forward, Governor Mung’aro has vowed to leverage on technology so as to ensure smooth operations.

“We apologize for the inconvenience caused to transporters, travelers, and businesses affected today. Therefore, no cess will be charged at Sabaki Bridge today and tomorrow. Collection will resume on Monday morning.

We are committed to ongoing engagement with all stakeholders to achieve compliance and ensure a business-friendly environment. Moving forward, we will continue to adopt mechanisms to boost our revenue collection, including leveraging technology and 24-hour operations.” he said

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