Gov’t waives more taxes on livestock sale

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

(Tuesday September 06, 2016 Issue)

The Government has instituted supportive measures to ensure that livestock are available, accessible and affordable to the general public in the period leading to the feast of Eid-el Adha or Tobaski.

According to a press release from the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment, in addition to the GPA’s 50% ferry crossing tax reduction for livestock, the Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) has waived all income tax and municipal council levies on livestock dealers. 

The Gambia Immigration Department and the Gambia Police Force will also be facilitating the “free and smooth” movement of visiting livestock dealers, as well as ensure “maximum security “at all points of sale of livestock.

The press release from the Trade ministry, sent to this paper yesterday, further stated:

“The general public is hereby informed that following approval by our caring and wise leader, His Excellency, The President of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia, Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh, Babili Mansa, the Government has instituted the following supportive measures to ensure that livestock are available, accessible and affordable to the general public in the period leading to the Holy Muslim Feast of Eid-el Adha or Tobaski:

“GRA’s income tax and municipal council tax and levies on livestock dealers are waived; GPA ferry crossing fees of livestock are reduced by 50%; Gambia Immigration Department will facilitate the free and smooth movement of visiting livestock dealers; Gambia Police Force will ensure maximum security at all points of sale of livestock; and the KMC has designated areas around the Independence Stadium, GTMI and the Kanifing Offices of SSHFC as points of sale for livestock.

“The Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment once again thank His Excellency, The President, for extending such high-minded assistance to the people of The Gambia.”

Source: Picture: Trade Minister Abdou Jobe