PRINCESS SIKHANYISO WINNING OUR HEARTS
Mi ni s t e r of I nf or mation, Communication and Technology (ICT) Princess Sikhanyiso has castigated the country’s tax laws, saying they were designed to make Emaswati poorer.
She is quoted as having said as a result the country was depended on making money through taxing the people instead of reviewing the laws that stifled foreign investments.
“Live aliyakhe imali kodvwa hhayi ngemaSwati,”
the vivacious princess is quoted in the Times of Swaziland.
I couldn’t agree more with Inkhosatana’s
statement and assertion on the issue of the country’s tax laws.
All I can say is Princess Sikhanyiso seems to be winning the hearts of Emaswati with every public statement she makes since her mind-blowing presentation before His Majesty the King during the recent Sibaya (People’s Parliament).
One thing about her statements is that she speaks with so much understanding and conviction, which convinces you that she is not just speaking to make right noises.
She perfectly articulates and supports all the arguments she brings about for the public to understand.
For you own information Mntfwanenkhosi, some of us have been saying this for as long as we have been writing, and thankfully, this is now being echoed by the right people in right positions.
In fact, the ink has run dry while articulating the same subject you have just spoken about – without much success shall I hasten to add. So, for your sake and benefit of everyone I have decided to republish one of the many articles I have written before on the issue of tax.
I know Inkhosatana went further even questioning the issue of demanding tax from some of the companies that government owes. She also touched on the taxation of donations made by foreign organisations and churches.
She challenged government to identify economic development projects to help boost the economy.
I have no doubt that new Minister of Finance Neal Rijkenberg has heard the princess loud and clear and we expect a new Bill proposing tax changes. Over to you Sir!
Read the article below which was published on March 16, 2018 after then minister of finance announced proposed new tax laws.
Minister of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Princess Sikhanyiso.