Uasin Gishu County Assembly has adopted the First Report of the Committee of Health Services tabled in the House by Hon. Patrick Bundotich, MCA Tarakwa and Chair of the Committee of Health Services.
While moving the Motion, Hon. Bundotich told the house that the committee received a petition on 4th May 2016 by the Uasin Gishu County Alcoholic drink Association seeking clarification pertaining to the prayers of the petition. However he noted that The Uasin Gishu Alcoholic Act 2012 did not provide for the representation of bar owners in the UGCADA Board, recommending that they should be provided with a representative on Uasin Gishu Alcoholic Control Board.
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The Motion on the First Report of the Committee of Health Services was seconded by Hon. David Tarus,MCA Kapkures and Deputy Chair of the Committee. He highlighted that that the operational hours allocated to different categories of business was not satisfactory to the bar owners arguing that the UGCADA Board should adhere to the hours of operations in accordance to Section (44) of the Alcoholic Drinks Amendment 2012.
Hon Francis Muya, MCA Langas and a member of the Committee, supported the Motion saying the bar and restaurants Licences be re-introduced by the department with strict supervision by the UGCADA to ensure adherence to the stipulated law. He added that the grievances raised by the petitioners had been addressed by the committee and thus would go a long way to restoring sanity in the business sector.