By MOSES SINJWALA
THERE is need for all the 6 million operators in the informal sector such as marketeers and traders to start contributing to the treasury through base tax, says Zambia National Marketeers Credit Association President Mr Mupila Kameya.
He explained that for a long time markets had been considered as a place of lower standing in the business circles and realising that it holds a huge pool of uncollected revenue that can contribute to the national treasury.
Speaking during a media briefing Mr Kameya emphasised that there was need to have marketeers and traders to register for base tax which would bring about compliance and legality for traders whilst contributing to the development of the nation.
He explained that through the tax, marketeers would not only contribute but also secure their future and that of their families.
“We must remember that every contribution counts no matter how humble, little or place its coming from as the bible says blessed is the hand that giveth than taketh,” he said.
Mr Kameya further called on all marketeers and trader to register for base tax and not to be swayed by people propagating noncompliance against voluntary tax payment and provision of social security for all.
He said that registering for base tax, life assurance and social security was one way of securing their future, families and whilst contributing to the growth and development the country
“Marketeers and traders should not be cheated by some disgruntled syndicates propagating noncompliance against voluntary tax payment and provision of social security for all,” he said.