After the successful story of TaxOnline, born out of the well-bonded collaboration between the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) and Copperbelt University (CBU), innovation has become the order of the day in order to modernise tax administration. It is not just any type of modernisation- it is home-grown solutions for local challenges.

Discussions to develop a Local Customs Management System (LCMS) which can be integrated into TaxOnline, have started.

On Wednesday 5th August 2020, ZRA management led by the Commissioner General Mr. Kingsley Chanda, met the CBU management in Kitwe to further strengthen commitment in the areas of collaboration between the two institutions and the LCMS topped the agenda.

The LCMS will be a system that will offer among other things border control in relation to vehicle traffic management, a card payment system, averting transit fraud by capturing all truck details like registration numbers, driver vital statistics and accounting for both import and exports.

Speaking during the engagement meeting at CBU today, Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda said ZRA values the partnership between ZRA and CBU as it proves that Zambians can offer solutions to existing challenges.

ZRA Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda speaking at the Copperbelt University (CBU). Looking on is CBU Vice-Chancellor Professor Naison Ngoma

“Our aim is to deepen knowledge in Zambians local universities to offer critical solutions and help develop the country”, Mr. Chanda said.

And CBU Vice Chancellor Professor Naison Ngoma said its high time higher learning institutions like CBU re-looked at their positions by not only focusing on academics but participate fully in innovation and industrialization leading to development of the country.

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