ZIMRA Commissioner General Ms Faith Mazani

Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) Commissioner General Ms Faith Mazani says her organisation is committed to fighting corruption within its organisation.

Responding to allegations and observations levelled against the revenue and tax collecting organisation during an interface with diplomats accredited to Zimbabwe in Harare today, Commissioner General Mazani said the organisation acknowledges incidences of corruption among some of its staff and openly discusses the challenge but it is not in agreement with the label that it is the most corrupt organisation in the country.

She said ZIMRA has put in place several mechanisms to fight the vice and it is in collaboration with other arms of government to stem corruption.

She said evidence of the existence of corruption is also evident in the abundance of forbidden commodities under SI 64 which are finding their way onto supermarket shelves in the country.

Another diplomat from the British embassy was keen to know what exactly was being done by the new dispensation to improve ease of business and towards establishing the one stop shop for registering a new business.

They also wanted to understand the role of the Zimbabwe Investment Agency and the proposed one stop investment entity.

The Director of Multilateral Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Mr Vusimuzi Ntonga said Zimbabwe has transitioned into a new phase of investor friendly policies and is committed to improve the ease of doing business and that the tax system is an integral part of improving the ease of doing business.

ZIMRA was invited to the interface to explain the country’s tax policy and provisions.

Heads of missions’ accredited to the country and representatives in the trade section attended the meeting.

Zimbabwe has opened itself up to the world as it seeks to reengage and to mend bridges for economic prosperity.

Since getting into office, President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s dispensation has attracted over US$11 billion in FDI investment projects commitments.