least 18 people have been laid off at Banjul Breweries Company Ltd. as a result
of the new tax policy imposed by government, according to the company’s
marketing manager, Borry Darboe.
The Standard on Monday reported that over 200 jobs were under threat as the company faces a herculean task to grapple with government’s new tax policy.
Mr. Darboe in an interview with The Point, pointed out that the tax that jumped from 10% to 75% levy on the company by the Ministry of Finance forced the company to start sending home some of its staff.
He said that the redundancy exercise done by the company, has only to do with the current tax policy situation.
“The laying off of our staffs from work was never the will of the company’s management,” he declared, adding that the company has for several times engaged both Finance and the Trade ministries.
“Yes we have tried several engagements with authorities concerned but to no avail,” he said.