*ZIMRA💰 Implements New📑 Strategies*
The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has started working on new strategies to plug corruption and speed up the movement of cargo through the country’s ports of entry, an official has said.
Speaking to journalists during a familiarisation tour of Beitbridge Border Post yesterday, the new Zimra Commissioner-General, Ms Faith Mazani, said the new strategies were primed to maximise revenue collection.
Part of the strategies, she said, included upgrading the Internet-based Automated System for Customs Data (Ascyuda World Plus), the inspection of specified cargo at importers’ premises and ISO certification of clients under the Authorised Economic Operators Programme.
“We are seized with the issues of corruption and the proliferation of stakeholders within our ports, especially at Beitbridge, which result in unnecessary delays in the movement of both people and cargo,” said Ms Mazani.
“If we take a look at the last 11 years, you will note that as a country, we have not been able to reorganise the border to plug intrusive leakages.
“We are streamlining operations through the introduction of a single window programme, where we feed information into one system and the stakeholders can work with agreed turnover times.
“It is important to have a situation where we minimise cases where stakeholders have to come to the border for unnecessary procedures, which can be easily conducted outside the border arena.”