Emmanuel Mwamba

EARN FROM THE MINES, BROADEN TAX BASE THAN RUSHING TO THE IMF- AMB. MWAMBA

The taxes imposed on Zambians are too steep the government of President Hakainde Hichilema must get the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) to reduce the Pay As You Earn tax.

Government must immediately find ways of expanding the tax base in order to give the Zambian formal sector relief it so much needs in these harsh days of high cost of living.

“Currently Zambians in the formal sector are bearing the brunt of a huge tax portion, which reduces how much money they take home, this must stop and ZRA must shift its attention to sectors such as the Mines.”

Even the US$1.3 billion the government wants to borrow from the IMF could have been easily raised from taxing the mines more but they go scott-free exporting our gold and emeralds while government borrows money its unacceptable.
The mining sector needs to be taxed much more than they are currently taxed in form of mineral royalties etc not poor hard-working Zambians hence the reason ZRA must broaden the tax base and the new dawn government instead of removing taxes from the mines and heavily tax ordinary poor Zambians like you and me.

THE ZESCO SAGA

I feel that ZESCO must be freed from the heavy financial yoke of paying Independent Power producers up to US$40 million per month its unsustainable and it must end.

“The thought to unbundle and sell ZESCO must end because we need it as a strategic national asset and selling it will result into further huge increments in electricity bills in addition to high costs of fuel, bus fares and mealie meal prices.”
ZESCO must advertise all jobs that have been scrapped by the new MD (Victor Mapani) who has fired all highly trained middle managers and Directors to make it more competent.

THE PF LEADERSHIP RACE

“Among the good and great men running for the party leadership Presidency, I (Amb. Emmanuel Mwamba) among the Big Guns given my vast experience in public service.”

Source: Round Table Interview hosted by Nakiwe Simpungwe in LUSAKA.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Again this is a desperate attempt by Mwamba to make himself relevant to the Zambian political scene. He is saying nothing and only politicking. What Mwamba should realise is that the New Dawn Government is taking drastic steps to heal the economy as a result of reckless management of the economy by the PF Government. I remember at the time I was a student in UK, John Major as Chancellor of the Excheacker telling the House of Commons that if If the Medicine and treatment are not hurting they will not work. We are in much worse off situation than UK was in 1989. Minister of Finance Situbeko Musokotwane is not combative enough to explain what PF left behind and what is being done to heal the Zambian economy. That Job of Minister of Finance should have been given to a brave fighter like Peter Magande or myself.People like Mwamba should not in this crisis be listened to.

  2. POINT MUNTU WANDI….!!!!ABA BA UPND BALE DABWISHA SURE .SHI MINE WHO WORKS IS PAYING HIGHER TAXES WHILE THE MINE WHERE A SHIMINE WORKS IS LESS TAXED.

    FIRST QUANTUM MINERALS IS A CULPRIT.LOSS AFTER LOSS.I SEE UPND DYING A NATURAL DEATH VERY SOON .

    AMB? TALK ABOUT FIRST QUANTUM MINERALS KALUMBILA.PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY THIS GOVERNMENT HAS GONE MUTE ABOUT FQM.

    ECL NEGLECTED MINERS HERE BECAUSE HE THOUGHT ALL WAS WELL WITH THE MINERS HERE.

    PEOPLE HAVE A WRONG CONCEPTION ABOUT KALUMBILA.THEY THINK MINERS HERE ENJOY THE FRUIT OF WHAT THEY MINE.

    KALUMBILA KUWAYAWAFYE……..!!!!!!! AND ON TOP OF IT YOU AWARD THEM WITH THE MINERAL LOYALTY?

    UPND KUYA BEBELE……..!!!!!!

  3. Umungulu, how do you strike a balance, employment and Taxation? If you want them to employ then don’t punish them with taxes.

  4. Why can’t Mr Know-it-All tell us just how PF “broadened the tax base”. By sub-letting “commanders” to collect Levy on behalf of local authorities ? What more can PF do, completely sell off all our birthright to the chinks for peanuts ?

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