The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has recognised and awarded some taxpayers for their contributions to customs operations.
This was done to continue cultivating the already established relationships and actively seeking connections with non-traditional stakeholders.
The award ceremony took place on Friday in Lusaka at the commemoration of the international customs day 2024.
The international customs day 2024 was held under the theme: “Customs Engaging Traditional and New Partners with Purpose.”
Among the companies recognized by ZRA were Coca Cola Beverages Limited, Fist Quantum Minerals Trident Limited, Hitachi Construction Machinery Zambia Limited, Professional Insurance, A plus General Insurance, Road Transport and Safety Agency and National Road Fund Agency.
He said this in a speech read on his behalf by Commissioner Direct Taxes, Joseph Nonce.
“We are essentially exemplifying the spirit of networking that is embedded in the operations and staff culture of ZRA.
“When we build an inclusive and purpose-driven network, we break down silos, foster knowledge sharing and unlock collective potential. We understand therefore, that networking and collaboration are not an option but necessary competencies if we are to satisfy the expectations of our stakeholders,” Banda said.
He explained that the ZRA corporate strategic plan placed high value on collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders that was why it continued to evolve and innovate the way it conducted business.
ZRA acting Commissioner Customs Services, Patricia Lungu, said the annual event had historic significance as it marked a day when sovereign nations decided to cooperate in global trade facilitation.
Lungu said the international customs day was a day in which ZRA not only celebrated the contribution of this noble career but also other stakeholders who, in conjunction with customs, contributed to the development of the country.
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