Publishers urge government to reduce taxes levied on books

Publishers urge government to reduce taxes levied on books

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LongHorn publishers group managing Director Simon Ngigi. PHOTO: NYAMUTA

Nairobi, KENYA:Publishers have urged the government to reduce taxes levied on text books so as to enhance buying of the books and improve education status in the country.

Speaking to Baraka Fm during text book exhibition exercise at Sarit center in Nairobi, group managing Director Simon Ngigi said that taxes has impacted negatively on the sale of books in the education sector.

He also urged the government especially law enforcers to curb counterfeit of books in the country following the fact that 30 per cent of books in the country are counterfeit.

“These counterfeit books are detrimental to the health of pupils because they use substandard materials thus affecting their eyes”, he added.

He added that the publishers have put their content in digital platform to expand their services across the globe.

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