Malawians no longer have to pay tax on sanitary pads – as a 16.5% levy has been axed.
“In the spirit of promoting girl child education, government has listened to the contributions that came from varied stakeholders and has consequently removed duty and indirect tax on sanitary pads,” finance minister Sosten Gwengwe said earlier in the week.
Girls who cannot afford sanitary pads typically miss school during their periods.
The minister also announced that price added tax would not have to be paid on cooking oil and water in a bid to assist Malawians with rising prices and access to drink.
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The changes go from Friday one april.
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