ZIMRA Celebrates Women in Tax Collection, Targets 5.7 Billion USD This Year

Written by on March 18, 2024

By Sibonginkosi Maphosa


The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) on Thursday commemorated International Women’s Day with a conference for women in taxation, themed “Invest in Women, Accelerate Progress.”

The conference provided a platform for women to share their experiences, which included facing resistance from the public, particularly when collecting taxes.

Keynote speaker and guest of honor, ZIMRA Commissioner General Regina Chinamasa, acknowledged the challenges women face, including sexual harassment. She emphasized ZIMRA’s zero-tolerance policy and dedicated office to address such cases.

“ZIMRA is the backbone of our nation’s development,” Commissioner Chinamasa said.

“We collect 95% of government revenue, and this requires a dedicated team effort. From the female cleaner to the tax collector, everyone plays a vital role.”

Chinamasa urged women to report harassment, assuring them that perpetrators would be held accountable.

Taxation is crucial for Zimbabwe’s development, with ZIMRA responsible for collecting 95% of government revenue. This year’s target is set at 5.7 billion US dollars, and Chinamasa expressed confidence in her team, especially the women, to achieve this goal.

ZIMRA’s theme aligns with the UN’s International Women’s Day theme “Inspire Inclusion,” boasting a near gender-balanced workforce with a 45:55 female-to-male ratio. The organization currently manages 42 stations and seven border posts across Zimbabwe.

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