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Why the government must protect businesses…!

One may say that the government has no business worrying about the private sector. It is a blunder. The government manages our taxes and most of such taxes come from the private sector. If companies in various sectors close down, remember what happens to the general economy. Affecting any business can yield into loss of jobs, occupations, and increase of poverty. Remember that hungry people are indeed very unpeaceful and can agitate for crisis. This is why people vote and elect a government. The government has much to do with safeguarding business and protecting jobs for citizens. Then why do expect the government to create employments. No government can employ all its citizens but can only do it by promoting the private sector. The majority of the citizens are employed by the private sectors.

The best the government can do is to come up with good policies that shall facilitate the private sector. By doing this it shall avoid too much public borrowing. It will raise taxes to utilize in paying teachers, public civil servants and the military and police forces. Some of such tax shall go for social welfare services including development projects. A government that neglects its private sector and threatens it shall be doomed to fail in its aspirations for economic growth.

Remember the United States and other European countries accepted to bail some private sectors in order to enable them to employ the citizens and spur the economic growth. Is Kenya so special and safe with the majority of her citizens jobless and disparate? How then can the government expand its medium income class to boost the economy? Those who lose their jobs are also family bread winners. They have children to send to schools. They must have health security and meet a number of their basic needs. A jobless person has no livelihood.

The 12th Parliament in Kenya must take into serious consideration how to empower businesses! It is not only a question of restricting their activities by enacting certain laws but also making it easier for them to expand. Remember that every worker is taxed 30% that goes back to the government coffers.

About Peter Onyango

Dr. Peter Onyango O. is one of our main contributors. He is a senior law lecturer, a writer, a consultant, peace ambassador, and a researcher. He assists so many professionals, legal minds, and debaters with his skills and scholarly wealth! He supports children and village community as a way of giving back to community. He edits, proof reads, and publishes various articles for our page!

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  1. Dr. Peter Onyango

    Your piece touches on the critical role the private sector plays in the development of the state through job creation to the already overwhelming population that the government alone cannot accommodate. The government hence needs to protect them right? What about the companies? What do they get in return? Higher tax rates. and does this increment in tax reflect on the development on the state? No… at least not for Kenya (which has one of the highest tax and wage rates in the world) and most of the developing countries in Africa. Not protecting the businesses is a good thing…at least for the people who will understand the role of the government in governance and. and maybe then will demand their rightful share rather than beg from the government who are already in bed with the private sector already.

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