Implementation of such measures should be detrimental- Businessmen on Gachagua’s illicit brew ban.
The bars hotels liquor traders association, has called out Deputy president, Rigathi Gachagua for his drive on abolision of illicit brew.
The association chairman, Simon Njoroge, stated that the second in command needed to strike a balance between addressing a social concern and maintaining a business-friendly environment that encourages job creation among the people.
They highlighted that both levels of government, should be cautious when putting a ban on business based matters, because this could push the people to illegal dealings.
The chairman stated,”We reiterate that the implementation of such measures should be detrimental to the entrepreneurs who are conducting fair business across the country.”
The association however, highlighted that they are in support of fishing out those operating unlicensed outlets and them being prosecuted, but guidelines being publicised for adherence.
This comes after DP Gachagua, held a meeting with stakeholders in central, to plan on how to deal with illicit brew in the area.
He stated that the illicit alcohol and drug abuse menace in Central Kenya and the entire nation must come to an end if we have to save the next generation.
He stated,”I am confident that Central Kenya will be sober sooner than later. We will also endavour to provide rehabilitation and create opportunities to keep our youth busy and productive.”
“We shall not rest until we decisively deal with alcohol and substance abuse to save our youth and our family, and bring back our dignity,” Gachagua added.