Friday, February 23, 2024

ZRA Employee Commended for turning down K 1 million cash Bribe

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The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) Assistant Director for Debt Recovery Unit Mr. Joseph Mfula, a has been commended for turning down a K1 million bribe to lower tax assessment payable to ZRA by Opermin Zambia Limited.

Reacting to the arrest of Opermin Zambia Limited Director by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for attempting to corrupt a ZRA officer with K1 million cash, Ibrahim Kabwe Mwamba, PF National Students Mobilisation Coordinator, said he is proud to be alive at a time such as this and applauds ZRA for displaying highest acts of patriotism and dedication to the fight against corruption.

Mr. Peter Samboko, aged 41 of Riverside Kitwe, has been charged with one count of Corrupt Practices with Private Person after he jointly and whilst acting with other unknown persons corruptly offered and gave Mr. Joseph Mfula, an Assistant Director – Debt Recovery Unit at Zambia Revenue Authority, One Million Kwacha (K1,000,000.00) cash as an inducement in order for Mr. Mfula to lower the tax assessment payable to ZRA by Opermin Zambia Limited, a matter or transaction that concerns Zambia Revenue Authority.

This gives confidence to many of us youths who follow with keen interest the operations and activities of the institution tasked to collect taxes on behalf of government.

Credit also goes to Commissioner General as this is clear demonstration of credible and good leadership at the top. We also wish to take this opportunity to recommend for promotion such rare acts of integrity from individuals. Under the prevailing economic situation it’s very easy for someone to fall prey to temptations of corruption but this particular officer showed courage and has instilled confidence in others to follow suit. You have by this act earned yourself and the institution some reasonable mileage of credibility and this must be applauded by every well meaning citizen of our great nation.

24 COMMENTS

  1. That ZRA official will be laughed at by PF presidential candidate Edgar Fimofimo. Refusing cash 1 million kwacha !??? Thats never been heard of, even Simusamba can send such ZRA employee to jail, like he did to Kambwili who refused to bribe. That ZRA official must be investigated.

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  2. He is a fool, his superiors are accepting bigger amounts. He will remember that K1million when his broke, I am sure his wife is saying what a fool my husband is.

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  3. This wind will sweep all the corrupt people including those aspiring for presidency. Chilufya Tayali is being vilified by those who condemn corruption but support highly corrupt leaders. This crusade of bringing out corrupt practices is real and all those evolved will have their day.

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  4. He turned down the offer since it was too low for the job to be done well. He could not have been alone and each one of the curtail wanted a good cut.. Besides why say:”We also wish to take this opportunity to recommend for promotion such rare acts of integrity from individuals.” What so rare here when the money offered was not enough. We shall get a true story soonest. The offer was just too small and he threatened to spill the beans unless the offer was made big enough and attractive. Thats what others have been offering to him. Its not rare for someone who is paid to do his job well without being corrupted.
    As others have already said no integrity here ….next story please.
    Disaster!!!!

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  5. In 2011 when PF took over and the kwacha was at K5 to a dollar, he would have been talking about $200, 000 and above.
    9 years down the drainage with a dollar at K21 , the fella was looking at less than $47,000.
    Even if you had plans to elope the country, how can you survive with a $47,000 abroad.

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  6. Here we have not been furnished with the full story. How much was the company supposed to pay in taxes? And by how much was that tax supposed to be lowered by Mr Joseph Mfula had it accepted the bribe?

    • THE COMPANY IS CALLED OPERMIN ZAMBIA LTD., IT IS A MINING CONTRACT AND OPERATES IN MOPANI MSV KITWE, BUT IT IS A COMPANY WHERE ITS OWNERS ARE 100% FOREIGNERS AND THE DEBT THEY HAVE IS APPROX 40 MILLION.THEY SHOULD CONTINUE INVESTIGATING THIS COMPANY.

  7. Soon he will be retired in national interest. PF nation cannot tolerate that stupidity of exposing corruption. Kikikiki.

  8. Answering to the gentleman Mr patriotic Zambian who categorised Mr Joesph mvula as a fool must be ashamed of himself you are the same person who is going to turn around and condone Mr J. Mvula to be a corrupt person I think the message you are sending to every one of us is that corruption is ok because bosses are stealing that’s not right dude Mr Patriotic Zambian. you must be stupid yourself to insinuate such nonsensical. Big up to Mr.J. mvula you are sure a role model. that’s what we need to most of the Zambians, love what you do. And stop calling yourself Patriotic Zambian because you’re not.

  9. Integrity it is, how about the purchase of a fire tender at $1m, what should that be called? Ba LT allow different views too

  10. Mr J Mfula you are a man. Tebengi abengacita ifyo mwacitile especially under this regime. I just feel sorry for those people condemning you who are sick in their heads who think that what is right is wrong and what is right is wrong. Jehovah will bless you for your integrity brother man.

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