ZRA hailed for engaging local authorities in revenue collection

ZRA Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda
ZRA Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda

Zambia United Local Authority Workers Union (ZULAWU) has commended the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) for engaging selected local authorities in the country to collect revenue on its behalf.

ZULAWU President Kingsley Zulu told ZANIS in an interview in Ndola yesterday that the work being done is commendable.

Mr Zulu said this just confirms that ZRA has confidence in the local authority and its ability to collect revenue.

“It is our hope as a union that the selected councils will prove themselves beyond a reasonable doubt that they have the ability to discharge this function and prove that they are able to efficiently collect revenue on behalf of ZRA,” he said.

He added that the selected councils are expected to prudently utilize the proceeds from the 10 percent share, to be taken from the collected revenue.

Meanwhile, Mr. Zulu has commended President Edgar Lungu for making reshuffles at the permanent secretary level.

He said the union has always worked well with the outgoing local government and hoped that the new PS will enhance the authority’s performance and rise above the numerous challenges at the ministry.

President Edgar Lungu has appointed Mathew Ngulube as Ministry of Local Government Permanent Secretary, taking over from Bishop Edward Chomba whose contract has not been renewed.


  1. Collaborative working under the pf government. Excellent example which all departments should emulate. As a long serving senior civil servant this makes me proud.

  2. The engagement of local authorities by ZRA is a good step in the right direction… Local councils have experience in Revenue collection and we can be sure that they will do a great job in that area

  3. “Meanwhile, Mr. Zulu has commended President Edgar Lungu for making reshuffles at the permanent secretary level.”
    These unions are now just mouthpieces for Ruling Parties …I mean how do you commend someone for doing reshuffles and not sting the reasons why you are commending him. We have dull union leaders who simply want to sound relevant,

  4. It doesn’t matter hw much water u pump into a leaky bucket. U will never manage to gather enough water to meet your needs. There’s too much emphasis on revenue collection and too little on hw the revenues so collected are spent.

  5. Nostra… its better the way it is because if they released a tender for that paint job it would cost $10 million!!

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