The City of Harare has told residents that they are having a hard time delivering services because the taxman garnished all of their accounts leaving them with no funds to run the city.
This was revealed by the city fathers in a statement that stated that ZIMRA collected 115 million from the City for unpaid taxes:
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City of Harare wishes to advise residents and ratepayers that the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) last week garnished our bank accounts demanding full payment of RTGS$115 million in outstanding taxes.
The garnishee order is adversely affecting Council’s daily operations as the City cannot honour payments to service providers including fuel and water treatment chemical suppliers. This has seen the city failing to collect refuse in time resulting in garbage piling up across the City.
The City is resultantly failing to pay its workers. Management is currently engaging the revenue collector to seek relief so that available resources can be ploughed into service delivery. Revenue inflows have been greatly affected by the effects of Covid -19.
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