Companies Call for Quick Removal of Project Levies

The charges were removed by Treasury during the reading of the budget but are still in place as they have not been degazetted.

By Neville Otuki

The private sector has asked the government to move with speed and scrap environment audit fees and regulatory levies on new projects.

The charges were removed in this financial year's budget but failure by the Environment and Land ministries to degazette them means they remain in force.

Businesses have been compelled to carry an extra burden as the bulk of new tax measures proposed by Treasury secretary Henry Rotich have taken effect after the Budget statement was read on June 8.