Ethiopian Bottled Water, Soft Drink, Fruit and Vegetable Manufacturing Industries Association (EBSFMIA) ask Ministry of Finance (MoF) to suspend excise tax and value added tax (vat) for the time being. In a letter the association sent to MoF stated that its members are highly affected because of the outbreak of coronavirus.
“As per our evaluation the sector particularly the bottled water business is significantly affected by the outbreak,” the letter signed by Ashenafi Merid, General Manager of EBSFMIA, states.
The Ethiopian Bottled water, Soft drink, fruits and Vegetables Processing manufacturing Industries Association (EBSFMIA) has donated 100, 000 birr to the Addis Ababa City Administration Trust Fund, dated April 01, 2020.
On the event organized by the City Administration, the President of the Association Eng. Getnet Belay has submitted the cheque to the City Administration Mayor Eng. Takele Uma.
The donation will be dedicated to the efforts made by the government to combat the spread of Covid-19 virus throughout the city as well as the country in general.
Eng. Takele Uma appreciated the Association’s effort in donating this fund as well as mobilizing the members of the Association to commit their part.
Source: The secretariat of EBSFMIA