TRA appeals to Mbeya traders, vehicle importers to follow procedures

12Mar 2021
The Guardian
TRA appeals to Mbeya traders, vehicle importers to follow procedures

​​​​​​​THE Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) has called upon traders and vehicle importers in Mbeya Region to follow procedures and ensure payment of excise duty through customs offices.

TRA Senior Customs Officer in Mbeya Region, Robert Nyoni gave the advice when handing over a vehicle to the police force. The donated vehicle worth 17m/- was seized by TRA.

Nyoni threatened to seize all the commodities including vehicles which will be imported through porous routes. He said the government was determined to ensure increased revenue collections, hence the need for importers to abide to the laws.

He said the seized vehicles are given to public institutions which have submitted their request list to the authority.

“The law allows us to seize vehicles which have been illegally imported or failure by importers to pay registration fees. The cars are given to public institutions,” he added.

Handing over the vehicle to Regional Police Commander, Ulrich Mate, Mbeya Urban legislator, Dr Tulia Ackson said the vehicle will facilitate transport services, thus increasing the force’s efficiency in executing their duties which includes protecting people and their properties.

Dr Tulia, who is the Deputy National Assembly Speaker asserted the need to also improve police accommodations, calling upon stakeholders to continue supporting the government's efforts. She said so far the government in collaboration with stakeholders has constructed six houses.

“We will soon complete construction of four other houses for the police officers,” she said.

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