Na­tional clean up is here

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THE Na­tional clean-up launch is a his­toric day in Zim­babwe which will go down mem­ory lane as a day when all Zim­bab­weans from all walks of life came to­gether for the greater good of the en­vi­ron­ment. The clean-up is be­ing launched un­der the theme “Zero Tol­er­ance to Lit­ter-My En­vi­ron­ment, My Pride”. Sched­uled for De­cem­ber 5th 2018 at Takashinga Sports Club in High­field, Harare.

The day has come, its ac­tiv­i­ties are ex­pected to be as prac­ti­cal and ef­fec­tive as pos­si­ble. We can­not af­ford to launch a cos­metic clean up. While it is ac­knowl­edged that there has been a lot of build up to clean-up ini­tia­tives that have sig­nif­i­cantly contributed to a clean, safe and

THE Zim­babwe Rev­enue Authority (ZIMRA) would like to ad­vise the pub­lic that the Vol­un­tary Dis­clo­sure Pro­gramme is still go­ing on and will end on the 31st of De­cem­ber 2018. Any per­sons that have failed to make vol­un­tary dis­clo­sures on omit­ted in­come and other tax com­pli­ance obli­ga­tion­sare en­cour­aged to take ad­van­tage of the Vol­un­tary Dis­clo­sure healthy en­vi­ron­ment, there is need to get to the pith to­day as the pro­gramme pro­gresses.

Dress code It is ex­pected that peo­ple should come dressed for clean­ing up. We urge all Zim­bab­weans who will par­tic­i­pate in the clean-up on this day to be ex­em­plary by dress­ing in ac­cor­dance to the dic­tates of this day. The rec­om­mended dress code is as fol­lows: Khakis Jeans Dust coats Gum­boots/ Safety shoes Gloves Face masks All stake­hold­ers are ex­pected to dress Pro­gramme, which is still open.

What is Vol­un­tary Dis­clo­sure? An in­cen­tive put in place by the Com­mis­sioner Gen­eral of the Zim­babwe Rev­enue Authority (ZIMRA) through Pub­lic No­tice 22 of 2018, where tax­pay­ers and im­porters are granted full re­mis­sion of penal­ties and fines as part of an on­go­ing pro­gramme, notwith­stand­ing the ex­piry of Tax Amnesty on Vol­un­tary Dis­clo­sure ap­pro­pri­ately for to­day’s event and all the sub­se­quent clean ups.

It is ex­pected that His Ex­cel­lency Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa and other VIP guests will lead the na­tion in un­der­tak­ing the real clean-up. Each leader is sup­posed to bring his or her own broom and other clean­ing ma­te­ri­als to de­mon­strate to all Zim­bab­weans that they are se­ri­ous about clean­ing the coun­try.

The Min­istry of En­vi­ron­ment, Tourism and Hospi­tal­ity In­dus­try may as­sist in the pro­vi­sion of some of the clean­ing ma­te­ri­als but the gen­eral ex­pec­ta­tion is that lead­ers should lead by ex­am­ple and pro­vide for the re­sources needed in un­der­tak­ing the clean-up.

Ad­di­tion­ally, cor­po­rate ex­ec­u­tives should be re­minded to spear­head the same on their premises and those that join the Pre­sid­ium should also do like­wise.

Stake­holder par­tic­i­pa­tion It takes a vil­lage to raise a child thus it is ex­pected that ev­ery stake­holder takes part in this ini­tia­tive on to­day. There should be mas­sive stake­holder in­volve­ment in the clean­ing of their ar­eas. The me­dia fra­ter­nity is urged to cover var­i­ous clean-up ini­tia­tives by var­i­ous cor­po­rates, in­di­vid­u­als and in­sti­tu­tions.

Sus­tain­ing such a mo­men­tum will go a long way in build­ing and mak­ing the pro­gramme a success. With­out stake­holder par­tic­i­pa­tion this pro­gramme is bound to fail. All stake­hold­ers, coun­try­wide are urged to fully par­tic­i­pate in this no­ble ini­tia­tive, which will be led by His Ex­cel­lency, the Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic, Cde Mnan­gagwa,the Min­istry of En­vi­ron­ment, Tourism and Hospi­tal­ity In­dus­try, EMA is ready to avail any lo­gis­ti­cal sup­port which any of you may re­quire to en­sure this pro­gramme be­comes a re­sound­ing success.

Lastly, an ap­peal is made to mem­bers of the me­dia fra­ter­nity to join us in this jour­ney by re­port­ing on all ac­tiv­i­ties un­der­taken by var­i­ous stake­hold­ers through­out the coun­try.

Let us work to­gether to make this day a re­sound­ing success. To­gether- Pro­tect­ing the En­vi­ron­ment!!

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