By James, Gwati-The government has lost millions of dollars in revenue collection because of COVID-19 which has forced the country to close borders, a government official has said.
Borders were closed early this year after the country experienced a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Zimra Region Two Manager Plumtree border, Mr Bekezela Majokojoko said the revenue authority had witnessed a reduction in revenue as a result of the Covid-19 induced lockdowns.
“In January we collected $127 573 682.40 at Plumtree border and in February we collected $137 484 780.04 In 2020 we collected $1 088 108 702.91 at Plumtree and $166 639.05 at Maitengwe and $231 554.63 at Mphoengs. This year we have received 136 007 incoming travellers and 153 081 outgoing travellers,” he said.