The Zimbabwean government has fired the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) board with immediate effect. The Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube announced this on Tuesday.
“In order to enhance governance at Zimra, I hereby terminate the term of the current board with immediate effect,” said Prof Ncube.
“I have proposed names of new board members which are currently being cleared. The new board will be announced in due course. In the meantime, Zimra senior management will be reporting directly to Treasury.”
Zimra senior management has since been directed to cease all recruitment of new personnel until a new board has been put in place. The move is designed to allow the new board to have input into critical appointments once it has been put in place.
The Zimra board whixh was inaugurated on June 26, 2015, had 10 members chaired by Mrs Willia Bonyongw.
The board members term had expired but were reportedly seeking an extension, which the government decided against granting to allow new hands at the key institution to broaden revenue generation.