The Commissioner-General of the National Revenue Authority (NRA), Dr Samuel Jibao has issued a 72 hours preemptory demand on 11 businesses in Freetown with a maximum fine of NLe250,000 for failure to succumb to the deadline date which was on the 2nd January 2023.

The notice stated that Dr Jibbao instructed administrative implication on the defaulters for refusing to meet the deadline as agreed in a meeting held on the 16th of December 2022 at 19 Wellington Street Freetown.

Dr Jibbao said that these businesses had defied the integration of Electronic Cash Register (ECR) and had been given a seventy-two hours ultimatum effective immediately.

According to NRA, these business owners fell through to the integration processes which has led to the violation of the Authority’s fiscal laws, while adding that these businessmen have gone contrary to the ECR Act of 2009 as amended in the Finance Act of 2021 and ECR Regulations which, however, absorbed these big businesses by law to be penalized and with the view to complying with the prescribed NRA’s laws governing business enterprises in Sierra Leone.

Sierraloaded gathered that Sierra Leone Brewery Limited (SLBL), one of the well-known names in the business domain of Sierra Leone was captured on the list and at the behest of authorit has been issued 72 hours ultimatum.

The businesses captured in the notice are the following: Commodities Trading Company, Electronic Distribution & Supply Authority, Deli Forest, Huawel Technologies (SL) Ltd, Ericson A-B Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone Brewery Limited (SLBL), Print Point (SL) Ltd, Ahmed Drive, Rainbow Paints and Chemicals, Sea Coach Express, Sierra Leone Cement Corporation and Sierra Leone Hotel.