Some traders especially women that sell fruits and vegetables in Ngororero market have started quitting business due to the tax increment.
This comes after taxes paid by traders increased to Rwf3500 each without informing them on the change in addition to using force while collecting the tax.
Sellers confess that after tax collectors starting appearing with armed local defense while collecting taxes, whoever fails to pay immediately, her goods are taken immediately.
This forces most of them to pay all their sales to prevent local defense from taking their goods packed in sac bags since some of them are breakables.
Visiting the vegetables section at Ngororero market, the stalls are all empty but sellers work behind the market and along the streets.
Josepha Kampororo, who works in this market, asserts that over 20 people have already quit their business and the number is increasing.
According to the traders, they are thinking about going back to the streets where they move from place to place making sales and avoiding taxes.
Jean Nepomscene Ndayambaje in charge of taxes in Ngororero district denotes that a general meeting about tax rise was held in front of the market but most of the traders didn’t attend.
The sector administration confirms that operating outside the market is not allowed in this sector because there are rules to be followed