The Zambia Revenue Authority has sued United Progressive People (UPP) President Saviour Chishimba for Malicious Falsehood demanding K100 million in reputation damages.
ZRA Corporate and Communications Manager Topsy Sikalinda said on Friday 31st March, 2017 and Tuesday 4th April, 2017, the UPP President Dr. Saviour Chishimba issued statements purporting that the Authority dubiously and by corrupt means awarded a contract for the Design, Supply, Delivery, Installation, Supervision, Configuration, Testing and Commissioning of an Invoice Management otherwise known as Electronic Fiscal Devices to a named company amounting to K140, million.
Sikalinda said the Authority is an institution of high levels of integrity and careless statements from members of the public have the potential to bring the name of the institution into contempt and disrepute thereby affecting revenue collection.
He noted that having given that background, the Authority thought it was prudent for it to seek for a legal redress in the High Court on the matter.
“We have decided to sue the UPP President Dr. Saviour Chishimba for Malicious Falsehood and we are demanding K100 million in reputation damages” Mr. Sikalinda said