CIBITOKE July 29th (ABP) – Traders of basic necessities in Rugombo commune in Cibitoke province (north-western Burundi) are worried about the list of communal taxes which is going on every day. At the moment, they are reporting a new tax on goods entering inventory in the market, while there are other taxes like each market day tax, monthly tax, and annual tax.
Those traders worry about working at a loss because of those accumulated taxes in addition to transport costs, taxes on barriers, and shop rents.
Grumbling is also heard among small sellers of Brarudi products, who no longer get their supplies following an order from a Brarudi delegate. They accuse their bar colleagues of speculating on the price of a bottle.
Consumers ask the local administration to monitor and regulate the prices of basic necessities, if not; the first victim is the poor consumer.