- Government Removes Taxes on Cooking Gas
- Kenyans to buy cooking gas cheaper.
Kenyans have now applauded the government for removing taxes on cooking gas saying it will help them save the cost of energy.
Mary Wambua Kariobangi resident describes the move as timely and will help her save energy costs that have been ballooning every financial year.
“Tumekubali Uchumi ni ngumu lakini kitu ambayo lazima tufurahi Zaidi ni upande wa gas ya kupika ambayo wametoa ushuru..saa hii mimi hupika mandazi na unapata kuni ilikua expensive tukaanza kutumia gas juu ya moshi pia lakini baadae gas ikawa expensive unapata unaspend a lot kwa gas pekee..wakitremsha bei hii afueni tutapata hadi kwa nyumba sio kwa barabara pekee.’’ She told Ghetto Radio News.
Ken Wambua Langat resident has on the other hand asked the government to ensure the prices are reduced to proper proportion so that gas dealers do not take advantage of the consumers.
“Ni kitu poa gava imefanya sasa wanafaa wahakikisha tunapata hizo gas kwa bei nafuu si eti tena unaskia bei ziko juu so kwa hii budget hiyo ndio kitu tunajivunia kama mwananachi wa kawaida.’’ He said.
Cooking Gas Taxes
When reading the 3.7 trillion 2023/2024 budget Treasury Cabinet Secretary Njuguna Ndungu told Parliament that besides promoting the uptake of cooking gas, it will help in promoting Kenya’s forest cover due to reduced usage of firewood as a source of energy.
The high cost of liquefied petroleum gas contributes to the escalating cost of living and continued use of firewood and charcoal which negatively affects our forest cover.In order to make LPG affordable and promote its uptake as well as encourage the use of clean sources of energy, I’m proposing to the national assembly to zero-rate VAT on LPG.Cs Treasury Nguguna Ndungu