ZIMRA says corruption causing poverty

Online |  9 months ago | business

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) is implementing an integrity management strategy to buttress its anti-corruption fight amid calls for stakeholders to play part in weeding out the vice.

The tax authority held a breakfast meeting in Victoria Falls yesterday with various stakeholders including tourism industry players under its #I’MFORZERO corruption campaign”, which started in March this year.

The initiative is being taken across the country through rallying citizens and entities, to invest in anti-corruption activities.

Speaking to guests at the meeting, ZIMRA Commissioner General Regina Chinamasa said embracing integrity was non-negotiable, stating that corruption causes poverty as it diverts resources away from poor people to unscrupulous individuals.

The engagement comes as ZIMRA has intensified strategies to fight corruption head-on.

Chinamasa appealed to stakeholders to report corruption through the use of the whistle blower facilities and other information exchange platforms.

Over the years ZIMRA has been on the forefront of fighting corruption within its internal and external stakeholders.