CTPD executive director Isaac Mwaipopo has warned government to be cautious of how abuse of public resources will affect tax compliance if the general public loses confidence in those entrusted with public funds. Commenting on revelations of the Auditor General for the year ended 2016, Mwaipopo observed that Zambia had potential to finance its own development if theft was stopped. “The revelations of the Auditor General’s report and newly leaked Paradise Papers are an indication that the country has potential to finance its own development if tax leakages are sealed and misappropriation of funds is treated with tough punitive measures. The government needs to be cautious of how abuse of public resources will affect tax compliance if the general public…...

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