BREAKING NEWS :BLESS YOURSELVES, PF TAKES A BILL TO INCREASE FUEL TAXES AS UPND MPS VOTE AGAINST BUT PF BILL PASSED DUE TO NUMBERS
UPND Chief Whip Hon. Dr. Situmbeko Musokotwane writes;
Greetings from Parliament. Today UPND MPs voted against the bill by the government to increase taxes on petroleum fuel, motor vehicles. We opposed these taxes because Zambians are already overtaxed.
Also, some taxes increments such as that on fuel will increase cost of transport for passengers, merchandise and others.
It is sad that the PF which won elections in 2011 partly because of the promise to lower taxes and increase money in peoples’ pockets is doing the opposite.
Sadly because the PF members are more than UPND members in Parliament, they won the votes and therefore the taxes will come into force.
Best regards to everyone from the Leader of Opposition, WHIPs and all MP