Any That Undertakes To Avoid Paying Tax Is An Enemy Of The State – Dr Banda

Former UPND vice president Dr Canisius Banda has taken a dig at opppsition Hakainde Hichilema for his response in the link revealing the Zambian politician’s connection to the Paradise Papers. The Paradise Papers has published details of shady financial transactions … Continued

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Former UPND vice president Dr Canisius Banda has taken a dig at opppsition Hakainde Hichilema for his response in the link revealing the Zambian politician’s connection to the Paradise Papers. The Paradise Papers has published details of shady financial transactions for some globally renowned personalities. Hichilema, named in the same tax haven cable, defends himself as a smart businessman and not crooked as the publication seems to suggest. Dr Banda says rather than be proud of the association with the Paradise Papers, Hichilema must be ashamed. BELOW IS HIS FULL POSTING: ON PARADISE [PANAMA] PAPERS [The Curious Case of Tax Avoidance and its Immorality] Illegality and immorality or wrongness are two different things. What is right may be illegal. And what is wrong may be legal. The case of the election petition is Illustrative. This is the folly of law, man’s law. Under this sun I have seen innocent people jailed, do time And I have seen criminals set free because it is legal to do so. And it ain’t no laughing matter. However, what is wrong will remain wrong regardless of what any judiciary in the world thinks. And when society begins to clap for wrongdoing, and calls it being smart, then just know that the end is near, Jesus might be on the way, coming. Avoiding to pay tax anywhere in the world may be legal but it is not only immoral, it is wrong as well. It mains or kills citizens the worldover. Donald TRUMP is currently in trouble for it. His tax returns remain as privately guarded a secret as the exact location of the Holy Grail. The worldover, there are penalties for such financial practices or shenanigans. This is what got former British prime minister David CAMERON into trouble. It put him in a bind. When leaked papers’ revelations alleged that David CAMERON had avoided paying tax in Britain by stashing away cash he had earned, off-shore, away from Britain, the furious British citizens demanded answers. Troubled and embarassed, with egg all over his face, David CAMERON tendered an explanation, which though legal and somewhat convincing, left his image before the British tax payers soiled and in tatters. The damage had been done. The British people never saw David CAMERON the same again. And their respect for him decreased or vanished. Now we can only see his feet online. Nobody knows where he is except his wife. Brexit was a good excuse for his exit. What a fine chap he was. He is in the class of Tony BLAIR, that one fine mind ever tarnished and soiled by Desert Storm. All citizens must pay tax. And all business transactions must attract taxation. It is this tax that any country primarily uses to run social services like health and education. Part of the reason these services are either poor or, inaccessible for many citizens today, is that some people and business entities are engaged in tax avoidance. Like our mines. Transfer pricing and shit like that. Tax evasion or avoidance, therefore, is inimical to the wellbeing of any nation. The mining sector in Zambia has robbed this country of its wealth, billions of US dollars, using such nefarious mechanisms. Zambia is financially anaemic today because of this kind of legal but cunning bleeding. Because of this, Zambia today is poor, and is said to be the third hungriest country in the world. You see now, the same people that have robbed Zambia are now mocking it for its poverty. What evil is this? It is no laughing matter. Any citizen, whether in government or not, that undertakes to avoid paying tax is a veritable enemy of the State. And when such a person is a leader, serving or seeks to lead, the case takes on even more serious connotations. It becomes even more dangerous as to be treasonable. Such conduct amounts to a serious case of conflict of interest. It is fraud and it is plain wrong. Now America is worried in that over USD 250 billion of Apple’s cash is not sitting in America, it’s key base of operations. You see, Google was fined by the EU for fiddling with its search engine as a business gimmick, a common but shady characteristic of many businesses. The EU is against tax avoidance and is presently actively making attempts to combat this scourge. Indeed when we approach, darkness shivers. Now, you bigot, what can your foul mouth tell me? Chibuku awaits. Take heed. And Godspeed! PILGRIM Kindly share. The post Any That Undertakes To Avoid Paying Tax Is An Enemy Of The State – Dr Banda appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Cape Town Fires Contained, Hundreds of Firefighters On Scene

[News24Wire] Fires in Gordon’s Bay and Simon’s Town are contained but could flare up if the wind picks up, City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Theo Layne said on Wednesday morning.

[News24Wire] Fires in Gordon's Bay and Simon's Town are contained but could flare up if the wind picks up, City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Theo Layne said on Wednesday morning.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Wusakile Lawmaker Accused Of Abusing CDF

Some Wusakile Constituency Development Committee officials have complained that area Member of Parliament Pavyuma Kalobo has started engaging unknown individuals to indentify projects that will be funded using the Constituency Development Funds (CDF). They have indicated that even with a … Continued

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Some Wusakile Constituency Development Committee officials have complained that area Member of Parliament Pavyuma Kalobo has started engaging unknown individuals to indentify projects that will be funded using the Constituency Development Funds (CDF). They have indicated that even with a committee, the area Member of Parliament has opted work in isolation with the unknown individuals to identify the projects. The officials claim that the unknown individuals are close friends to the independent Member of Parliament and assisted him during the campaigns in the 2016 General elections. “He has been insulting the Committee that they are blocking his plans of taking services closer to the people, as we speak he has engaged his friends to identify projects that needs to be addressed in all the Wards in his constituency,†one of the officials said. The official complained that without consultation, the unknown officials are already making plans with allocations per ward for various developmental projects. “He is talking about street lights in most wards and plans to distribute K 50,000 to each ward, something we don’t know about and when advised he is getting upset. What is more shocking is that he is planning to allocate about K 60,000 to a private school…things the CDF guidelines don’t support,†the officials added. There are suggestions that the CDF committee has rejected his plans and the lawmaker has reacted angrily by sidelining him. The post Wusakile Lawmaker Accused Of Abusing CDF appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Senegal Keen to Benefit From Morocco’s Trade Justice Experience

[MAP] Dakar -Senegal is willing to benefit from the Moroccan experience in the field of trade justice, said, Tuesday in Dakar, Senegalese justice minister Ismaila Madior Fall.

[MAP] Dakar -Senegal is willing to benefit from the Moroccan experience in the field of trade justice, said, Tuesday in Dakar, Senegalese justice minister Ismaila Madior Fall.

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco

Executive President of Jewish-Moroccan Cultural Heritage Foundation Passes Away

[MAP] Rabat -Jacques Toledano, executive president of the Jewish-Moroccan Cultural Heritage Foundation and of the Casablanca Judaism Museum, died Monday in Paris at the age of 81 following a heart attack, his family has announced.

[MAP] Rabat -Jacques Toledano, executive president of the Jewish-Moroccan Cultural Heritage Foundation and of the Casablanca Judaism Museum, died Monday in Paris at the age of 81 following a heart attack, his family has announced.

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco

Healthy Lifestyle Key – Minister

[Botswana Daily News] Kachikau -Kachikau and Pandamatenga communities in the Chobe District have been encouraged to come up with strategies to promote health and wellness.

[Botswana Daily News] Kachikau -Kachikau and Pandamatenga communities in the Chobe District have been encouraged to come up with strategies to promote health and wellness.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

The Minister for Defense Attends the Air Force Military Exercises Dawn 7

[SNA] Khartoum -The Minister of Defense, l.t Gen. Awad Mohamed Ahmed Bin Aouf, on Tuesday attended the conclusion of the military exercise known as Dawn-7, of the Air Forces , attended by the Chief of Staffs and senior military commanders and leaders.

[SNA] Khartoum -The Minister of Defense, l.t Gen. Awad Mohamed Ahmed Bin Aouf, on Tuesday attended the conclusion of the military exercise known as Dawn-7, of the Air Forces , attended by the Chief of Staffs and senior military commanders and leaders.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

State Minister for Minerals Meets Executive Secretary of Lakes Region Organization

[SNA] Khartoum -The State Minister at the Ministry of Minerals O’shaik Mohamed Ahmed Tahir met, at his office Tuesday, with the Executive Secretary of the Lakes Region Organization

[SNA] Khartoum -The State Minister at the Ministry of Minerals O'shaik Mohamed Ahmed Tahir met, at his office Tuesday, with the Executive Secretary of the Lakes Region Organization

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Mauritanian President Concludes Visit to Sudan

[SNA] Khartoum -Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has concluded two day-visit to Sudan during which he led his country’s delegation to the meeting of the joint Sudanese-Mauritanian High Committee.

[SNA] Khartoum -Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has concluded two day-visit to Sudan during which he led his country's delegation to the meeting of the joint Sudanese-Mauritanian High Committee.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritania

Speaker Lauds Abu Mazen’s Move to Achieve a National Consensus

[SNA] Khartoum -Speaker of the National Assembly, Prof. Ibrahim Ahmed Omer has lauded the move of the Palestinian President, Mahmud Abbas Abu-Mazen to realize national accord based on the constants of the Palestinian Issue.

[SNA] Khartoum -Speaker of the National Assembly, Prof. Ibrahim Ahmed Omer has lauded the move of the Palestinian President, Mahmud Abbas Abu-Mazen to realize national accord based on the constants of the Palestinian Issue.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan