The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) has opened offices in Marondera, a development set to ensure that Mashonaland East Province contributes to the country’s economy through payment of taxes.

ZIMRA Commissioner General, Ms Faith Mazani told guests at the official opening of the authority’s new offices that the development firmly puts the province as a major player in the local economy through payment of taxes.

“The opening of these new offices shows that Mashonaland East is a big player in the country’s economy. We used to have a satellite office where our officers would visit once a month,” she said.

ZIMRA board member Mr Nation Madongorere said they will continue to implement measures to increase revenue.

“We acknowledge that ZIMRA ICT systems have in the past let our valued taxpayers down, we want to improve our systems to so that there is efficiency and security,” Mr Madongorere said.

Mashonaland East Minister of State Dr David Musabayana said the opening of the new offices is an endorsement of the province as a significant player in the country’s economy.

“I consider this as endorsement of Mashonaland East as a significant player in the generation of revenue,” said Dr Musabayana.

The new offices which will be offering services in income tax, pay as you earn, value added tax, presumptive tax and withholding tax will serve clients from Macheke, Mahusekwa, Hwedza, Murewa and Mutoko.