Speaking at a Global Power Women’s Summit meeting recently, the Deputy Minister for Women’s Affairs, Gender andÃ¢â‚¬Â¨Community Development said the government should be transparent in its use of taxpayers’ money in order to regain citizens’ trust.
“The government should address the legitimate concerns of citizens and itÃ¢â‚¬Â¨should be accountable to its people. The people have lost trust in theÃ¢â‚¬Â¨government and there is need to demonstrate efficiency in the use of taxpayers’ money,” said Majome.Ã¢â‚¬Â¨“The government should plug and seal all corruption loopholes as anÃ¢â‚¬Â¨incentive for the informal sector to pay tax.”
Majome said advocacy could improve revenue collection fromÃ¢â‚¬Â¨the informal sector.
“The current ZIMRA drive is a clear example that it is possible toÃ¢â‚¬Â¨appeal to the patriotic conscience of citizens and educate them on theÃ¢â‚¬Â¨benefits of paying tax,” she said.
The Director for UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and SouthernÃ¢â‚¬Â¨Africa, Professor Sheila Tlou, said the business sector was not engagedÃ¢â‚¬Â¨in the development of the health sector, hence the need to tap intoÃ¢â‚¬Â¨resources from the informal sector.
“The informal sector is critical in improving the health deliveryÃ¢â‚¬Â¨system of African countries and there is urgent need to get money from this sector,” she said.Post published in: Business