HARARE – Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube dissolved the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zira) board led by Willia Bonyongwe on Monday, saying this would “enhance governance” at the tax authority.

“In order to enhance governance at Zimra, I hereby terminate the term of the current board with immediate effect. I have proposed names of new board members which are currently being cleared,” Ncube said as he demanded “efficiency” in revenue collection, particularly at border posts.

Before a new board is announced, he said Zimra senior management will be reporting directly to Treasury.

“Zimra senior management is hereby directed to cease all recruitment of new personnel within Zimra until a new board is in place. This is to allow the new board to have input into critical appointments,” the minister said.

“Going forward, systems of Zimra will be upgraded and enhanced in order to improve efficiency in revenue collection, especially at border posts. Mechanisms will be put in place to eradicate any corrupt activities.”