Medium Liquor Traders Association has expressed concerns over liquor joints closure and Illicit Brew Crackdown .
In the response Melta Chairman Frank Mbogo noted:
“We would like to congratulate the Deputy President Hon. Rigathi Gachagua for spearheading the tremendous crackdown of the illicit brewers and unlicensed liquor traders across the country.
Our contribution in regards to the process would be that the guidelines on the trade be tightened, crackdown on unprofessionals who hide behind the noble idea with ill motives of soliciting money from stakeholders, involve stakeholders during the process and as well conduct civic education and guidance to the stakeholders due to the fact that some of the stakeholders get involved in the business without knowledge of how to run the business but instead just as a source of income and as a profit generating activity.
Lest we forget that the business if well conducted, it’s a source of revenue and a BIG source of employment to the youth which if not well taken care of may lead to massive joblessness and increase in crime rate hence we request for a holistic approach with uttermost faith and humanity so as to factor in the ripple effect that comes with the crackdown.