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Shops closed for non-payment of royalties in South Darfur capital

October 27 - 2017 NYALA
Nyala market (File photo)
Nyala market (File photo)

The municipal authorities in the South Darfur capital of Nyala have closed 17 shops in the city’s Grand Market for non-payment of royalties.

The shopkeepers told Radio Dabanga that when they came to open their shops, they were surprised to additional locks on the doors, marked ‘closed by municipality of Nyala’.

The shopkeepers assert that the merchants rent the shops as tenants from El Shaheed Organisation which as the owner of the premises and is responsible to pay royalties.

They strongly criticised the closure of their shops as the source of their livelihood on which they depend.

The administration of El Shaheed Organisation said that these shops are exempt from fees in terms of investments that are the services of El Shaheed Organisation families in the state.

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