Motor Industry slams Mudenda over proposal to hike import duty of second-hand cars to 150 percent

Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda has been slammed for suggesting that the import duty for second-hand cars should be raised to 150 percent when the country is not building any vehicles. Motor Industry Association of Zimbabwe (MIAZ) president Luckson Gwara said:

I am not sure what way he (Mudenda) wants to go about it, whether it is in sync with what we crafted as the Motor Industry Development Policy, because I have not read his statements.

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But, our view is that, while we attend to this, we still need to allow people to be able to drive vehicles.

Obviously, the vehicles they are importing are much cheaper than anywhere else and in any case, we are not building (sic) any vehicles, so it is more to do with controlling.

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Jacob Mudenda

Jacob Francis Mudenda is a Zimbabwean politician who is a member of the Zanu-PF party. He is the Speaker of Parliament after the 31st July 2018 elections in which his party, the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF), led by Emmerson Mnangagwa, is... Read More About Jacob Mudenda

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