Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda
Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda
The Zambia Revenue Authority has dispelled with contempt, allegations by the United Progressive Party President Saviour Chishimba purporting that the Authority dubiously awarded a contract for the design, supply, delivery, installation, supervision, configuration, testing and commissioning of an invoice management system otherwise known as electronic fiscal devices to Rightlux Services and Inspire Group.

ZRA Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda says pursuant to the law, the Authority in line with section 26 of the Public Procurement Act (PPA) No. 12 of 2008, and the Public Procurement Regulations Statutory Instrument No. 63 of 2011 reading in particular, regulation 12, issued a tender to facilitate the procurement of the design, supply, delivery, nstallation, supervision, configuration, testing and commissioning of an invoice management system (electronic fiscal
devices) in the newspapers for six weeks with a further extension of one week.

Mr Chanda said the closing dates of submission of bids was Friday 3rd February, 2017 and at the time of closing a total of 10 bids were received.

He said the bids were subjected to a three-phased evaluation criteria namely preliminary, technical and commercial evaluation in accordance with the tender evaluation criteria that was provided for in the solicitation documents.

After evaluation the best bidder was recommended to the Zambia Revenue Authority tender committee in accordance with the Public Procurement Act (PPA) No. 12 of 2008 for award.

Mr Chanda said contrary to the incorrect information being circulated by the UPP President, the best evaluated bid value is K84 million and not the alleged K140 million.

The Commissioner General indicated that the Contract has not yet been awarded as alleged but the Authority wrote a notice to all the bidders indicating the best evaluated bidder and the value of the proposed contract in order to allow for any substantive objections.

At present, this has been appealed against and the due process is being followed to ensure that all concerns from aggrieved parties are addressed.

Mr. Kingsley Chanda wishes to state that the tender process is still in progress and is being done transparently and in strict adherence to the provisions of the Public Procurement Act (PPA) No. 12 of 2008.

The authority is a public institution meant to serve every Zambian regardless of their political affiliation. It is therefore NOT right for any politician to start dragging the authority into politics”.

Mr. Chanda has assured all Zambians that the contract will be offered to the best bidder in accordance with the Laws of the Republic of
Zambia.

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28 COMMENTS

  1. Just sue him so that he can prove the allegations. Arguing with him will not clear the air.

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    • Are they expected not to dispel it? The commissioner himself looks corrupt. I am amazed at this news that is not newsworthy. Leave my weekend alone.

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    • Chishimba is now slowly losing it.

      His credibility is exponentially diminishing.

      Next time h e cries, “Wolf!” no one will believe him.

      He is a Dr, and so it is expected that he will be able to do some bit of groundwork.

      But alas he easily falls for fake news.

      This is how some people got embarrassed after hearing fake news that Maureen Mwanawasa had found their votes in a bin.

      They rushed to file in a petition citing the fake news as evidence.

      What happened? Maureen Mwanawasa warned them not to abuse her name in falsehood, and so they pulled their petition and started removing the fake news.

      After realising that everything they had submitted was falsehood, they realised they would end up deciding the petition to zero (0) points.

      So they resorted to…

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    • So they resorted to preliminaries to keep themselves busy in order to maintain loyalty of their dedicated and committed die-hard supporters.

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    • I withdraw my ill-judged comment immidiately and unreservedely because to be compared to Mushota has always been my worst fear. But the point I was making is that I have misgivings about this ZRA commissioner general and I was not happy that Berlin Msiska was shown the door for this guy. I just smell a rat here. This guy might have been positioned at this strategic institution to serve some master. Once again I apologise for my lack of diplomacy earlier making me sound like the likes of the one you likened me to. I also appologize to Commisioner General Kingsley Chanda for my oratory.

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    • @ Peace for Zambia: From a non partisan point of view, I expect you to promote peace (as per your username). Your constant attack on HH and the UPND shows you are not a peacemaker. For Gods sake, we are all Zambians: you the Cadres for political parties and us the non cadres. Why hate each other? Always remember, no condition is permanent, one day PF will be in the opposition. We had UNIP, followed by MMD, and now PF. Someday another party will take over from the mighty PF.

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    • Wrong to say ZRA as an institution is corrupt. What you should say is that, they are some people in ZRA who may be corrupt but to say this, one must have the evidence. There are a lot of decent people who have worked more than 20 years and are corruption free.. The CG must continue working and talk less. Let the collections keep rising and improve the conditions of service for those workers of yours. They deserve to be amongvthe best paid in the country so as to stop them from being corrupted.

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  2. I hope this guy is paying tax for two people because that nose must consume air for two grown men

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    • Your comments abouts the physical appearance of Mr Chanda goes to show how uneducated you are. It is not humour, you are shallow and appalling!

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  3. somebody said “you don’t need to protect a lion in a cage; all you do is to open the cage, the lion will know how to take care of itself” truth is like that, just tell it the way it is, it will take of all its enemies. So what ZRA should do is to sue Dr chishimba so that the truth comes out.

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  4. @Kingsley Chanda – ninshi mulemoneka kwa ati Kakunkubiti – it is Chishimba Kambwili who said that at the Luanshya Golf club.
    Short man Kingsley knows that he defending the indefensible – even 2 year olds at the nurseries know thast ZRA is the most corrupt department of the entire Zambian Government.

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  5. Bwana Chanda part of ZRA management leaks that information to Dr Chishimba, and all other opposition parties so that checks and balance process is effected since in house transference does not exist. Ask yourself how leaks from state house become information for public consumption. Leaks from insiders is the only solution to ascertain wrongs of the government and parastatal institutions. The public believes what Dr Chishimba’s statements and you will continue to be in the dock to defend the indefensible.

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  6. They see flies where there is none! They see a truck carrying garbage as carrying ballot papers! These guys are not serious. Hazaluza Hagain. They even think “Namwala” never happened!

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  7. Chishimba is now slowly losing it.

    His credibility is exponentially diminishing.

    Next time h e cries, “Wolf!” no one will believe him.

    He is a Dr, and so it is expected that he will do a bit of groundwork.

    But alas he easily falls for fake news.

    This is how some people got embarrassed after hearing fake news that Maureen Mwanawasa had found their votes in a bin.

    They rushed to file in a petition citing the fake news as evidence.

    Maureen Mwanawasa warned them not to abuse her name in falsehood, and so they had to revise their petition by removing the fake news.

    Since everything they had submitted was falsehood, they realised they would end up reducing the petition to zero (0) points.

    So they resorted to preliminaries to keep themselves busy and maintain their…

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    • So they resorted to preliminaries to keep themselves busy and maintain their loyalty die-hard supporters.

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    • It doesn’t pay repeating the same nonsense a million times on the same blog. If only you could be sensible!! We are damn tired of your crap peace whatever. Let ZRA sue Chishimba the way they did with Mmembe, then the truth will surely come out.

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  8. zra is now an institution that is used by pf to settle personal scores with political opponents. lungu is directly controlling this big nosed hippo of a man. look how it has been used to try and destroy the only independent media in zambia- the post.

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    • I went further enough to get more upvotes than you. Further enough to know that the pf government has failed millions of Zambian living on less than dollar a day. How far did you go? It seems you are an educated f00l

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  9. Why is defending corruption suddenly becoming an agendas item for PF and not pro-poor policies? Is it because the complexion of PF has changed? Who’s running PF? Is it the rejects or the people’s choice?

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  10. The courts dispelled and cleared false charges of corruption against Rupiah Banda.It was a PF political witch hunt afterall.

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    • Rupiah and his children were looters and schemers, they still are. Why defend the indefensible. Judiciary has been broken down and consumed by perpetrators to further their vices. ACC and the media have also been marginalised. We are now in a situation where government,in fact PF Kabovas/MMD are supreme. Legislature is rubber stamp. I am not UPND see doom and gloom and they are saying no.

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  11. I believe that every governments department fraudulently issues tenders – there is no one in Zambia to oppose these tenders or to look into whether they are legal or not. The are defenders of corruption –

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  12. It always feels good to be a whistle blower. The only problem is that when a whistle blower is blown away. Acts of malice and witch hunt will always exist in this world because there are people who thrive at such acts. Whether educated or not educated wicked people are just wicked. In fact it’s these so called educated people who enjoy blowing whistle whilst having a slightest hint of truth. Huge Tenders have huge money involved. Educated people have access to business deals and know this fact. Immediately there interest seems lost during the tender process, they blow the whistle of corruption. I have experienced this thuggery behavior. It’s sometimes called Sower Grapes! Every huge tender has potential of being corruptly awarded. However it’s extremely difficult to prove corruption…

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  13. “The authority is a public institution meant to serve every Zambian ”

    This is a LIE!!
    He knows all public institutions are at the beck and call of PF thugs and its president.

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