ZRA To Partner Banks On Issuance Of TPINs

The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has announced that it is engaging the Bankers Association of Zambia (BAZ) on the possibility of allowing banks to issue Tax Payer Identification Number (TPIN) to customers opening bank accounts. Despite further extensions on individuals … Continued

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The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has announced that it is engaging the Bankers Association of Zambia (BAZ) on the possibility of allowing banks to issue Tax Payer Identification Number (TPIN) to customers opening bank accounts. Despite further extensions on individuals to register TPINs and submit to their respective banks, ZRA has noted that the number of individuals who have bank accounts is not corresponding with the TPINs captured so far. ZRA Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda has announced that the authority is considering an extension of one year for people to register from the current deadline of 30th June, 2018. He said the partnership with the Bankers Association of Zambia will help in capturing more people upon opening the accounts with any bank. Chanda said the announcement will be made after concluding on going consultations with the Bankers Association of Zambia. “We are trying to ensure that banks have capacity to issue Tax Payer Identification Number (TPIN) as people open Bank Accounts or transact with them. We will be making an announced once our consultations with the Bankers Association of Zambia are concluded,” said Chanda. The post ZRA To Partner Banks On Issuance Of TPINs appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Competency-Based O-Level Exams Delayed

[New Times] The Ministry of Education has postponed to next academic year the rollout of new O-Level examinations that are based on competency-based curriculum, a move officials attribute to lack of preparedness.

[New Times] The Ministry of Education has postponed to next academic year the rollout of new O-Level examinations that are based on competency-based curriculum, a move officials attribute to lack of preparedness.

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APR Fans Build House for Genocide Survivor

[New Times] The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi did not only lead to loss of life but also made survivors homeless as killers burnt houses of the people that they had killed.

[New Times] The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi did not only lead to loss of life but also made survivors homeless as killers burnt houses of the people that they had killed.

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Education Minister Explains Dismissal of Top REB Officials

[New Times] The Minister for Education Dr Eugène Mutimura has citied slackness and failure to implement government policies as the reason behind the sacking of five senior officials at Rwanda Education Board (REB).

[New Times] The Minister for Education Dr Eugène Mutimura has citied slackness and failure to implement government policies as the reason behind the sacking of five senior officials at Rwanda Education Board (REB).

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Zambian Opposition Skeptical Of India’s Global Agenda

A Zambian opposition, the United Progressive People party, has cautioned the huge India investment agenda in Africa could be tied to an unknown global agenda. UPP media director Mainda Simataa says the state visit by Indian President Kovind must serve … Continued

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A Zambian opposition, the United Progressive People party, has cautioned the huge India investment agenda in Africa could be tied to an unknown global agenda. UPP media director Mainda Simataa says the state visit by Indian President Kovind must serve as a warning to Zambia because the Asian state was officially announcing its arrival in Africa to contest, and hopefully outwit China by getting the lion’s share of the cake. “Let it be known to every Zambian that India is engaged in a battle for global supremacy with its bitter Asian rival – China. Both nations are opening up fronts on the African continent for the Political and economic exploitation of our cheap raw materials, labour, and markets for their products,” says Simataa. BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT BY THE UPP MEDIA DIRECTOR PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12 APRIL, 2018 LUSAKA, ZAMBIA *UPP Warns Zambians to Beware of India’s Global Agenda: Indian President Kovind in Zambia, State Visit or State Capture?* The UNITED PROGRESSSIVE PEOPLE PARTY (UPP), in its sacred duty to inform and guide the nation, wishes to bring to the attention of the general public, and the Patriotic Front (PF) government in particular, the hidden agenda and grave dangers, of embracing with open arms, the Indian President’s State visit to Zambia. Let it be known to every Zambian that India is engaged in a battle for global supremacy with its bitter Asian rival – China. Both nations are opening up fronts on the African continent for the Political and economic exploitation of our cheap raw materials, labour, and markets for their products. Thus, the state visit by Indian President Kovind, must serve as a warning to us, that the India State has officially announced its arrival in Zambia to contest, and hopefully outwit China by getting the lion’s share of the Zambian National cake which China is enjoying! Zambians must therefore beware, that the Indian President serves and represents, first and foremost, the national and geo-political interests of his appointing nation – India, and not those of his unsuspecting and gullible hosts – the PF government. India today, being a fast rising global power-house after its own glory and place in the world, shall only use Zambia’s resource and industrial potential as a stepping stone to its glory. Therefore, the Indian state visit should not be a cause for celebration, but a cause for concern, given that the PF in their usual fashion of spending when they don’t have, even wasted billions of tax-payers money to throw a lavish state banquet, when Zambia is the third hungriest nation on earth. We can further be certain that the Indian state visit will not yield any meaningful benefits for ordinary Zambians given India’s foreign policy of global expansion and prosperity through exploitation of weaker nations, and of course, the PF governments’ own culture of corruption. Let’s not be deceived, all the Indian carrots and bilateral agreements/ deals to be cut with Zambia’s ruling corrupt elite (PF) are ultimately calculated to serve and reinforce India’s economic stronghold in Zambia! It must be further noted that India, like China, already possesses two key ingredients to become a global super-power, namely, nuclear power technology and a huge population of over a billion people to provide cheap labour and a huge market for consumption. But like all rising imperialist powers, India needs to amass more and more wealth by capturing other virgin territories to provide cheap labour, cheap raw materials, and a ready market for their products, and that is where Zambia fits in the Indian grand scheme of things – to provide all these three key ingredients as we are already doing for China, and at the expense of our own people! India is looking out for itself, and we must have no illusions over their so called state visit for mutual development, which is actually a move at state capture! It’s not a secret, every Zambian knows that most Indian businesses in Zambia, including some individual Indians, are a small but very problematic and exploitative class! Even without the formal backing and intervention of the Indian state, these people have risen to prominence and form a closely-knit powerful, influential, wealthy and dominant class; with a huge investment portfolio in key Industries ($ 5 billion Dollars) covering Mining (VEDANTA’S KONKOLA, KCM) telecommunications (BHARTI AIRTEL, MTN, TECH MAHINDRA, ISON BPO), manufacturing (TRADE KINGS, VARUN BEVERAGES, CALIFORNIAN BEVERAGES) and PHARAMCEUTICALS to mention but a few. Furthermore, it is no secret that all these companies mentioned have a record of thriving off labour abuse, exploitation, police and court corruption, flouting of trade regulations, with the help and protection of the corrupt system of the PF regime. Therefore, in the final analysis, a few critical questions must be posed, and answered very frankly by every Zambian, for the future and wellbeing of our nation, or our reenslavement, will depend on how we respond to such economically hostile engagements: have we benefited anything from similar arrangements with China before, a bigger power than India? Is Zambia’s relation to India another case of modern colonization? Is this renewed relationship between Zambia and India a win-win situation for all, or is it the typical case of India wins all? And finally, is this a state visit, or yet another case of state capture, like the Gupta’s did to Zuma in South Africa? Cde Mainda Simataa Party Media Director UNITED PROGRESSIVE PEOPLE (UPP) The post Zambian Opposition Skeptical Of India’s Global Agenda appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Facilitate Smooth Back-to-School Travels, Police Urge Public Transporters, Parents

[New Times] Rwanda National Police (RNP) has urged public transporters, parents and schools to help ensure students return to school safely and in a trimely manner.

[New Times] Rwanda National Police (RNP) has urged public transporters, parents and schools to help ensure students return to school safely and in a trimely manner.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda