Alcohol levy to go up 10 percent

source: Sunday Standard
by Sunday Standard Reporter

Government has set in motion a process that will see the alcohol levy go up by a further 10 percent.
This follows a meeting President Ian Khama had with the Alcohol Committee on Thursday at which he instructed senior civil servants present to kickstart an internal government process through a cabinet memorandum proposing the increase.

The levy currently stands at 30 percent.

Khama’s decision to increase the levy has, however, not gone without challenge.
A source that was part of the deliberations said there was widespread dissent at the Alcohol Committee meeting.

Concerns were raised that even at 30 percent the levy had proved very unpopular, divisive and [continue reading]


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