British High Commissioner to Zambia Nicholas Wooley and Energy Minister Peter Kapala were in attendance at Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday celebration help in Lusaka on May 24, 2022.
This event, jointly presented by the British Chamber of Commerce and the Zambian Governance Foundation, will explore the opportunities for Civil Society and the Private Sector to work more closely together to contribute to Zambia’s economic growth and social cohesion.
Our speakers will be:
- Barbara Nöst, CEO of the Zambian Governance Foundation.
- Japhet Banda, Communications and Corporate Affairs Manager
from Zambia Sugar.
We are also expecting a representative from Government.
Entrance is free but only by advance registration. Please confirm your attendance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
How will Zambia raise the necessary revenues to meet our internal and external obligations and needs over the next few years?
The event is being presented in association with Money FM, who will be airing the event.
- Michael Phiri – Tax Partner at KPMG
- John Kasanga – consultant
(Both have extensive expertise and experience in Zambian business and policy making.)
Also expected is a speaker from the ministry of finance.
On Tuesday 16th October 2018, the British Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Economics Association of Zambia hosted several sector experts, academics, members of the press and other stakeholders at a public forum discussion to explore the 2019 national budget and dissect the proposed introduction of Sales Tax to replace the long standing Value Added Tax (VAT).
Panelists on the night included;
- KPMG Zambia – Head of Tax and Partner, Michael Phiri
- International Growth Centre (IGC), Twivwe Siwale
- Consumer Unit Trust Society (CUTS) – Coordinator, Chenai Mukumba
VAT OVER SALES TAX
Following detailed presentations and open floor discussions, the general consensus was that Value Added Tax is the more effective tax system compared to the proposed Sales Tax.
However, the meeting agreed that despite having an edge over Sales Tax, the Value Added Tax system was imperfect and needed some fine tuning (such as making supplies to the mines zero rated to avoid the subsequent problem of refunds) to maximise the system’s efficacy.
- KPMG Zambia – Head of Tax and Partner Michael Phiri’s Presentation
- Consumer Unit Trust Society – Coordinator Chenai Mukumba’s presentation
- International Growth Centre – Twivwe Siwale’s presentation
A public discussion forum set to analyse the 2019 National budget as well as the proposed Sales Tax. The event will be held in conjunction with the Economics Association of Zambia.
Please come and hear what we may expect over the next year or two and contribute your thoughts to the discussion.
1. Ministry of Finance
2. Zambia Revenue Authority – Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda
3. KPMG Zambia – Head of Tax and Partner Michael Phiri
4. International Growth Centre – Twivwe Siwale
5. Consumer Unit Trust Society – Coordinator Chenai Mukumba
Moderator: Dr Chrispin Mphuka
MEMBERS, THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND MEDIA ARE ALL INVITED
For Details Contact EAZ: 0211 842 088 or 0954 932786