“As Government, we are working on modalities that will compel all firms in the country that do not support sport to pay tax that will go towards various sports disciplines. We will come up with a bill that will be presented to Parliament on how to regulate firms on paying tax that will help sport"
Apparently GRZ will not allow any investor to dictate terms and conditions on any sport they have failed to sponsor. He also warned that "investors will find it difficult if they do not work with sports associations". By investors presumably he means mining companies. I admire his quest to see Zambians benefit from mining companies but any infrastructure tax must prioritise real infrastructure. Funding sports is a wrong priority. It is also unfair. Why should a mining company be mandated to fund sports infrastructure which they have no interest in? And what about other businesses? We are failing to think right about issues in our country.