Letter to the Editor

Is Government benefitting from statutory fees?

Dear editor,
SINCE independence, the country has been training officers who are capable to make Government boards to regulate the

working environment.
I strongly feel the government is benefiting a little from the money people pay to many agencies and councils in the name of regulating various sectors and services.
For example, teachers, engineers and health workers pay huge sums of money to be granted or renew their licences. The Health Professionals Council of Zambia charges almost K800 just to get a practising licence from an employed graduate. The country is training health inspectors who have been inspecting various goods and confirm product standards at various border posts since independence. The country is training environmental health officers from Chainama, Evelyn Hone and Ridgeway campus who are capable to do both implementation and environmental impact assessment.

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