BUDGET DEFICIT

SUSAN MUGWE: More taxes: You cannot make a fat man skinny by tightening his belt

Deal with waste, spending, graft and tax evasion, and embrace austerity and integrity in letter and spirit

In Summary

• Hue and cry on the increased taxes on gas and airtime has reverberated across class, tribe, and political divide.

• This is as a result of the introduction of the 16 per cent VAT on cooking gas, and five per cent increase in telephone and data services through the Finance Bill, 2021.

There’s never a convenient time for death, taxes and childbirth.

This has never rung truer than in the past week. The hue and cry on the increased taxes on gas and airtime has reverberated ...

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