- Apr 22, 2006
I am mightily disappointed to see that the TCRA is trying yet another method of milking the people. They previously tried to demand that every TV owner pay them a yearly tax. That seems to have failed, so they have now imposed a tax of US$450 on shop owners and vendors selling TV sets, cell phones and other electronic equipment.
It is anarchy if various government agencies can impose their own taxes. It is absolutely stupid to demand that sellers of other electronic equipment pay you yearly. It shows utter greed and loss of touch with reality on the ground to demand that every machinga that sells cell phones should pay you $450 every year.
It ought to be the case that only Parliament can impose taxes. We should not have every person who lords it over a section of society imposing taxes at will.
What service does the TCRA provide to vendors of TV sets, cell phones and other electronic equipment? None at all. The TCRA is simply trying to illegally impose taxes and use the money to enhance their bloated life styles. It has a bunch of people who like to ride in very expensive vehicles and live like CEOs of huge corporations in developed countries! Manyonyaji tu!
Hawa wanyonyaji wa aina hii nao ni fisadi. Wanataka kuwaibia wafanya biashara wadogo wadogo ili wapate fedha za kujilimbikizia mishahara mikubwa na marupurupu zaidi. Ni wezi tu. They must be resisted.
I would hope that no vendor of TV sets, cell phones and other electronic equipment will agree to pay this tax. Let the matter go to court, and there these exploiters are bound to lose.
If the TCRA truly believes that we owe them a tax, then let them take the matter to Parliament. There, and only there, should taxes be legally and morally imposed.