By Innocent Nxumalo
GOVERNMENT efforts to secure the country’s entry points are paying off, with customs revenue having gone up by 45 percent.
The positive development has attracted government’s attention, with the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs, Honourable Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, who was at Beitbridge Border Post this Friday, impressed by the latest turn of events.
“Our security teams are doing a good job in closing in porous points along the border. This has resulted in a 45 percent increase in revenue for the country. This can be attributed to hard work and cooperation with other border stakeholders,” she said.
Zimbabwe Revenue Authority Commissioner, Mr Batsirai Chadzingwa said the modernised Beitbridge Border Post has boosted revenue collection targets.
“We are happy that we are achieving revenue collection targets prescribed by government. This is a result of the world class technologies and improved security that we have seen in and along the border,” said Chadzingwa.
Porous border posts have been a breeding ground for revenue leakages thereby short-changing the economy.
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