THE statement by Zambia Chamber of Mines (ZCM) that its members have now resorted to smuggling precious stones out of the country to avoid paying export tax cannot pass without comment.
Is the Chamber of Mines telling us that its members are crooks and are not willing to pay the newly introduced taxes.
Let this organisation know that it has shot itself in the foot.
Government has a record of production figures prior to 2019 and will pass the same to Zambia Revenue Authority to compute new taxes.
I urge ZCM to work with Government to ensure Zambians get a fair share of their God-given minerals.