Ignore fake stories on social media about Airtel -ZRA
By IREEN MULENGA
The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) says that the public should ignore fake social media posts purporting that the Authority has written to Airtel Networks Zambia requesting the company to settle tax liabilities.
Corparate and Communications Manager Topsy Sikalinda said that the circulating post aimed at discrediting the revenue performance of the Authority.
Mr Sikalinda said that ZRA is above target for the period of January to July 2021 by K16.9 billion.
“With its mandate, Zambians should not worry about any revenue leakages because of robust and secure mechanisms in place of ensure that revenues collected are properly accounted for
“ZRA also wishes to inform the public to ignore the fake news article circulating on social media purporting that the Authority has written to Airtel Networks Zambia requesting the company to settle tax liabilities,” he said.
He said the Authority has clear channels of engaging all its taxpayers regarding any tax liabilities aimed at fostering mutual trust and cooperation.
“We therefore wish to inform the public that the story are fake and was once published by the same media house on social media on 23rd April, 2019” he said
Mr Sikalinda said the Authority and Airtel Networks Zambia enjoy a good working relationship just like many other taxpayers due to its good compliance.