The organisation calling itself “Publish What You Pay Zambia Chapter” has said that government should not entertain the Chamber of Mines request to revisit the proposed 2019 mining tax changes.
Reflecting on the New Mining Tax Regime and illicit Financial Flows held at Garden Court Hotel in Kitwe Monday, Chapter Coordinator Mtwalo Msoni described the proposed changes to the Mineral Royalty Tax as progressive.
He said the 2019 budget reflects the country’s current macro-economic conditions.
Msoni said the changes have come at a time when Zambians are feeling they were not benefiting from the mineral resources.
He has since advised government to be mindful of the approach they will take as they negotiate with mining firms through the Chamber as recently disclosed.
And Msoni has demanded the need for the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) to make public the recent conducted audits on the mines in relation to tax evasion issues.
Earlier, Caritas Zambia Programme Manager Edmond Kangamungazi said Zambia is capable of financing its budget locally and sort out debt issues if it firmly deals with the current uncontrolled illicit financial flows especially the mining sector.