Somalia: Businesses Shut Down in Tax Protest in Galkayo

14 September 2020

Businesses in Galkayo capital of the north-central Mudug region of Somalia been closed as traders downed their tools to protest against high taxes.

Traders in Galkayo started their protest on Monday bringing to a halt activities in the usually busy business in the Galmudug state.

A Radio Dalsan reporter who visited the market this morning says all shops have been closed.

The traders held a meeting early and are expected to address the media on their next course of action.

They also warned that they will hold a press conference and will stage a protest if the government fails to reduce the taxes.

Galmudug regional state had recently increased tax on the traders who own shops in a bid to increase the regions revenue base.

More From: Dalsan Radio

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.