Government losses Shs1.6 trillion to illicit alcohol 

Women take Kwete, a local brew. The licensed brewers want attention to be put on illicit brewers so that they can be taxed. FILE Photo

What you need to know:

  • The loss, the report noted, is worsened by the laxity in enforcement of existing laws that govern the production and sale of alcohol.

A report by Uganda Alcohol Industry Association has found that government loses approximately Shs1.6 trillion in unrealised taxes due to trade in illicit alcohol. 

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