ActionAid Zambia Country Director Nalucha Ziba
Action Aid Zambia has observed that the Patriotic Front government has DEPARTED FROM its pro-poor agenda by chocking Zambians with so many taxes.
Action Aid Executive Director Nalucha Ziba says government’s robust taxation system has centered more on the formal sector instead of lucrative industries with sufficient revenue.
She explains that the formal sector which only accounts for 20 percent of people in employment is overtaxed instead of lucrative industries such as the mines, and business entities with a much more resource base.
Ms Ziba says the PF government should concentrate on improving social amenities than placing further burdens on people by overtaxing them.