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Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Corruption Watch (Zambia Revenue Authority)

MUVI TV reported over the weekend that they received documents confirming that alleged mismanagement of K76bn funds at ZRA has been reported to Cabinet Office, the Anti Corruption Commission and the Ministry of Finance. Today, the ZRA Commissioner- General Chriticles Mwansa distanced himself from the financial scam at the revenue house.

This gigantic scam apparently relates to colossal sums of money were paid to different companies and individuals for various services which were not provided to ZRA. Over ninety thousand US dollars was allegedly paid to private auditors for audit consultancy services. ZRA officers and Auditors are also alleged to have obtained over K39 billion in VAT refunds. A total of over $1.1m was paid to Norconsult Company for VAST equipment for ZRA which were not supplied. Other funds have allegedly been lost through payments issued for various vehicles, construction works and legal fees.

3 comments:

  1. Interesting reading..I wish to highlight one point on the VSATs that are reported not to have been supplied by Norconsult.Let me give visual examples: the VSAT equipment on top of the Cash office building of ZRA HQs and when you go to all ZRA major stations there is VSAT equipment in Kabwe, Kapiri, Ndola, Kitwe, Kasumbalesa, Solwezi,Mongu,Lstone,Chipata, Mwami, Nakonde, Mansa, Kasama, Katima Mulilo, Chirundu and Kazungula.Whoever is claiming the VSATs were not delivered does not know the facts on the ground probably just frustrated. Lets be real.

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  2. its a little bite fasnating when someone says the scam is not true by giving such reasoning as the above. one has to establish when exactly those VSATs were fitted against the time of the alleged theft. it is only such kind of explanation that can clear the air.

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  3. its a little bite fascinating when someone says the scam is not true by giving such reasoning as the above. one has to establish when exactly those VSATs were fitted against the time of the alleged theft. it is only such kind of explanation that can clear the air.

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