Lungu Challenges The Post Sympathizers To Raise Funds For M’membe
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has vividly denied ever playing a role in what has recently been happening at and with The Post Newspaper.
President Lungu claims the decision by the Zambia Revenue Authority to take over assets of The Post Newspaper was and is an independent action to recover tax debt as is expected of the authority.
While talking to diplomats at State House today, President Lungu challenged those who feel The Post Newspaper is being victimized should raise money to pay ZRA and that the matter will be cleared overnight.
“If you think The Post Newspaper deserves to be operating then contribute money and raise the desired money for them to clear the taxes they owe. Do not just make statements without acting. If The Post clears it’s debt, they will be back and fully operational.
This situation of The Post Newspaper has been in existence since 2009. When we came into power in 2011, we found it. Most of you are saying that the timing of the court’s decision is suspicious. Tell me when is the right time to do this? You are the same people saying the tax system in Zambia is not efficient, that we are not collecting tax for development projects,” said President Lungu.