Liquor retailer house owners plead for reprieve amid stress of paying employees and lease throughout buying and selling ban

“The next sudden announcement of an extra suspension on the sale of liquor on December 28 has left our members in dismay. One other interval of zero earnings, ongoing bills and inventory that’s expiring will end in crippling injury to money movement, and plenty of shops are getting ready to closure.

“Many liquor shops are struggling extreme short-term financial stress and are on the snapping point. They won’t be able to pay a big proportion of their payroll on the finish of this month.

”If liquor shops aren’t reopened quickly, a big variety of staff will face retrenchment.”

Liquor retailer house owners had been additionally taking successful from break-ins and looting of their shops, mentioned the affiliation.

It requested for UIF Ters help to be reinstated for the interval of the ban, rental reduction and compensation for inventory that expires.

We respectfully submit that it’s pointless to additional burden our economic system with an outright ban of the sale of liquor” when the present ban ends on January 15.