To: All media
For Immediate release
16 April 2018
The Eastern Liquor Board wishes to thank all liquor traders who have taken responsibility to renew their liquor licenses. We are also pleased to announce that there has been a significant improvement in the rate of renewals this year. Out of 7179 registered liquor outlets in the previous year, a total of 6714 (93%) have renewed their liquor licenses. About 455 (6, 4%) liquor outlets have not renewed their liquor licenses and the implication is that their liquor licenses are now invalid. If they continue to trade they are doing so illegally, instead they should visit ECLB offices to reapply for liquor license should they wish to continue trading.
Liquor traders whose liquor licenses have expired must ensure that they do not trade as that would be contributing to the growing number of people who sell liquor without valid licenses. Crucially, the law will take its course in instances where they trade without valid liquor licenses.
The Board, further wishes to urge liquor traders who have not collected their renewed liquor licenses to urgently collect them from ECLB offices. A total of 180 have not been collected from our offices and liquor traders are requested to present their proof of payment when they come for collection of their liquor certificates.
For any further information you may contact Mr. Mgwebi Msiya on 0605016418 or Pumlani Fani @ 0643742098