The Association of Self Employed Individuals questions the government’s decision to reopen liquor stores, at the time when sources of income have been lost due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking to media, Convenor Pradeep Charles said the government has allowed liquor stores to reopen, due to the influence of politicians.
He stressed people are unable to continue with their livelihoods since the pandemic has prompted people to stay at home adding the most affected have been the self-employed or daily wage earners.
Charles added priority is being given to businesses of politicians and friends of the government.
He claimed many liquor outlets island wide remained open yesterday despite quarantine curfew being extended until the 1st of October.
However Pradeep Charles added the Excise Department has not issued an official notice to media claiming it has allowed liquor stores to reopen during the pandemic.