The Zambia Revenue Authority has instituted legal proceedings against United Progressive Party (UPP) for Malicious Falsehood demanding K100 billion in reputation damages.
In a statement today, ZRA Corporate Communications Manager Topsy Sikalinda said careless statements from members of the public had the potential to bring the name of the institution into disrepute.
“On Friday 31st March, 2017 and Tuesday 4th April , 2017, the UPP president Dr Saviour Chishimba issued statements purporting that the Authority dubiously and by corrupt means awarded a contract for the Design, Supply, Delivery, Installation, Supervision, Configuration, Testing and Commissioning of an Invoice Management otherwise known as Electronic Fiscal Devices to a named company amounting to K140 million,” stated Sikalinda.
“The Authority is an institution of high levels of integrity and careless statements from members of the public have the potential to bring the name of the institution into contempt and disrepute thereby affecting revenue collection. The Authority has therefore sought legal redress in the High Court on the matter as of today Wednesday 5th April, 2017.”