Salt firms, agency lock horns over billions ‘owed’ for use of sea water

Workers at Malindi Salt Works Ltd shovel crystallised salt. The firm, alongside Kensalt Ltd and Krystalline Salt Ltd, are on the Water Resources Authority radar over a purported debt amounting to billions of shillings for the use of sea water in the manufacture of table salt. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • WRA is demanding from Krystalline Salt Ltd Sh2.07 billion, Malindi Salt Works Ltd (Sh7.56 billion), and Kensalt Ltd (Sh270 million) plus interest.
  • Under Rule 104(2), the accounting period for the charges is quarterly and payments ought to be made by the 15th day of the next month after every quarter.

Should salt producing companies pay levies for the enormous amounts of sea water they use in the production of salt?

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