Bar Owners want meeting with Finance Minister

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    Bar owners are not happy that nothing was mentioned in the 2021 budget presentation regarding the future of the bar industry.

    The Barkeepers and Operators Association is calling for a meeting with the Minister of Finance in an effort to forge a way forward for the industry.

    They say the budget failed to address the issue of the illegal sale of alcohol and illegal gambling, which affects government revenue and places additional burden on businesses that operate legally.

    The Association says it made numerous attempts to meet with the Ministry of Finance, and also offered recommendations on boosting the industry, but to no avail.