‘Donchi Kubeba’ Now PF introduces departure taxes for airport travellers

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Faced with a serious budget over-run due to a string of by-elections, the PF government that campaigned on low taxes and more money in people’s pockets has introduced another tax for all local and international travellers leaving Zambia through the airports.

The new tax measures which were not even announced in this year’s budget will mean all passengers departing from KK (Lusaka) , Mfuwe, Harry Mwaanga (Livingstone) and Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe (Ndola) airports will now be required to pay K52.80 (about US $10.00) and domestic passengers, K26.70 (about $5.00).

The new move comes a few days before many visitors come for this year’s United Nations World Tourism Conference to be jointly hosted between Zambia and Zimbabwean governments in the tourist towns of Livingstone.

In a typical PF inconsistency and ‘Donchi Kubeba’ way of doing things, ailing and failing dictator president Michael Sata himself cheated other African leaders during the recent AU summit that the Zambian government was opposed to any such taxes and levies on passengers as they had the potential to reduced the number of tourists entering the country.

And the Watchdog sources have said there are more taxes to be introduced mid-way the budget including  on things like mobile phone talk-time, especially that government is facing serious liquidity problems due the the numerous unbudgeted projects such as PF induced by-election meant to create a one party state and financing Mr. Sata largest cabinet of more than than 70 ministers, plus his wife all loitering around the country and the world accompanied by large delegations.

 

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50 Responses to ‘Donchi Kubeba’ Now PF introduces departure taxes for airport travellers

  1. Well, that includes you right? Since you have commented on the same site you despise……

    The follower - June 25, 2013
    16:47

  2. I am just leaving my girl friends apartment here in shangombo. She is asking for departure fees. KEKEKEKEEKe.

    Cumbu Munshololwa SC - June 25, 2013
    15:16

  3. pf pliz why .airport tax.kabompo council secretary.his deputy. hiz dpu and al council staf are al on the road colecting revenue.

    sims coner - June 25, 2013
    12:59

    • JUST PAY, THATS WHAT YOU VOTED FOR. WHY NOT ASK GOVT TO GIVE YOU SUBSIDIES

      Dr. Savimbi - June 25, 2013
      18:44

  4. pf were are u taking this country.today the council admin haz closed ofices now operating on de zambez road geting revenue fro buses.de cs deputy cs dps and al council staf they have even vandalizd road sighns .pliz rda interven

    sims coner - June 25, 2013
    12:42

  5. help us people to inprove the nation zambia with no taxes on airport sure

    sims coner - June 25, 2013
    12:14

  6. Sharing resources in a community has been a difficult issue since human beings started living in societies that’s why we humans have not given up our survival instincts which is not a bad thing because babies need adult humans like Sata hypohepically as you know in the Zambian system the richer and poor gap will get bigger but the poorer will get less poor. In the same regard, hypohepically speaking how can an adult leader share limited resources in a complex society like Zambia. The answer is what we are witnessing which is create JOBS. As they say to make money you have to spend money like the euro bond this people is capitalization for projects that build bridges that go somewhere and stimulate the whole economy costly in inflation terms yet managed fairly well through control instruments that have required hard sacrificial decisions. Simply put, Sata will be remembered for creating jobs, building universities and making hardest decisions avoided by all previous presidents like stopping subsidies so that the nation can have more money in its pocket.

    Psychiatrist - June 25, 2013
    10:31

  7. It is not the issue of about being traveled befor here. It is the issue of what sata promised when was in opposition & what he refused at the meeting. So what these pf stinking rubbish thinking cadres talking about. Yo sata has expired brains.

    UNIQUE MAN - June 25, 2013
    09:21

  8. now this is absurd..what on earth is pf doing..?

    pompwe - June 25, 2013
    08:19

  9. Creating more jobs, and more money in peoples’ pockets………….
    Awe nomba akalela kateka!!!

    Praiseworthy - June 25, 2013
    07:46

  10. Is this the tax the fat desk lawyer Nchito and the Pf vuvzela muMembe failed to remit to grz? under magande? I also think Ukwa rejected this tax going to the coffers of AU no? But thats because he has no national airline, by the way the EU does the same it collects and remits tax of the kind to the union

    Mulenga - June 25, 2013
    07:36

  11. For 6 years i have been paying airport tax so whta is new now

    kuchenjela - June 25, 2013
    07:16

    • What is new is that now you will have to pay even more!

      Mubanga - June 25, 2013
      08:56

  12. Imwe guys we have always paid departure fees at the airport when boarding a plane what are you talking about now?

    katuba old boys - June 25, 2013
    07:07

    • Where have you been paying it?
      In Zambia or Britain?

      Mubanga - June 25, 2013
      08:57

    • Brother, you are only showing that you don’t travel. Departure fees were kaunda era and later removed by MMD. There are only a handful of backward African countries still enforcing them; the rest of the world removed them long time ago. In fact it is double taxation because they are included in air tickets. More inconvenience = less tourists

      chibwackamazakala - June 25, 2013
      17:59

  13. Eventually they will introduce tax for oxygen cos everybody takes in O2 how do see it people of my beloved zedians

    son - June 25, 2013
    06:54

  14. It is now pointless to discuss numerous anomalies cited. Waste of time talking about a failed state.

    Advocate - June 25, 2013
    06:49

  15. This departure tax is just a money grab from the travelling public to beef the state coffers so that the Donchi kubeba can enjoy more trips abroad with their relatives.. It COMES AT A TIME WHEN THE WORLD IS CRYING FOR VISA ABOLISHING to encourage foreign funds coming in by travellers AND YET THIS GOVT IS BUSY DISCOURAGING PEOPLE FROM VISITING OUR GREAT COUNTRY.. SHAME ON THESE DULL PF…

    KABOKO KAMUTI - June 25, 2013
    05:13

  16. If they are serious about infrastructure and are accountable to the Public by not misusing money why not collect windfall taxes.

    African Analyst - June 25, 2013
    02:53

  17. When this monkey was lying at AU, did he plan his lie to last just a month?

    Kay - June 24, 2013
    21:32

  18. Haha ha ha ha ha,ati ailing and failing dictator Sata.

    Chilufyanya Satana - June 24, 2013
    21:13

  19. More money in our pockets!!!!!

    Nyamoyi - June 24, 2013
    21:10

  20. ONLY PEOPLE WHO DO NOT TRAVEL CAN BE CHEATED ON THIS ONE. WE HAVE BEEN PAYING DEPARTURE FEES BEFORE THOUGH IT’S DIFFICULT FOR A CUSTOMER TO REALISE THAT HE/ SHE IS PAYING A DEPARTURE FEE BECAUSE IN MOST CASES AND MORE ESPECIALLY FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELS THIS FEE IS ATTACHED TO THE AIR TICKET. YOU MAY NOT BE ASKED TO PAY THIS FEE AT THE AIRPORT BECAUSE IT’S ALREADY INCLUDED TO YOUR AIR TICKET. FOR DOMESTIC TRAVELS DEPARTURE FEES ARE USUALLY PAID AT THE AIRPORTS WHEN CHECKING IN.

    Tulifye Bonse - June 24, 2013
    20:55

    • Now iddiot can’t you see that we will be paying tax double?you can’t see? numb skull

      john malaiti - June 25, 2013
      02:25

    • look at you! how shameless!!! ati people who do not travel can be cheated. i expected you, who claims to have travelled to be in the forefront of enlightening your less fortunate brothers about these issues. are you telling me that you are going to compare the amenities at these other airports to your kk airport? i do not know whether you are aware of all the reasons why you are asked to pay this tax

      webman - June 25, 2013
      03:21

    • yaba! dull mind if you say you have been paying then you are just too dull mwandi becouse you will be paying double come on rewrite your maths its like you had an F

      son - June 25, 2013
      07:00

  21. if it has been there, why did yo president oppose the ideal in ethopìa?dull kateka

    Vernon vj De Muta - June 24, 2013
    19:42

  22. Zambians MUST travel, departure tax has always been there. It is not even a PF proposition, let us do our research. If PF claims that it is introducing this,there must be a duplication of work somewhere.

    VOICE OF REASON - June 24, 2013
    19:23

    • simplifying, someone doesn’t know that, the fee is already embedded in the fares .

      'e' the independent f(x) - June 25, 2013
      08:01

    • This departure fee has been there for International travels and not on domestic flights. So this is a new fee for domestic.

      Zioneke - June 25, 2013
      08:57

  23. Its true we were paying this even before, so its not new idear unless if the systerm has changed again, bcos this fee was now added to the airticket fare, nd if its so y payng this tax,Nd its true ukwa nd his mad ministers promised something else, less tax

    gkc - June 24, 2013
    19:21

  24. Pray for salvation and wisdom from our Lord, Jehovah, God almighty, so that you can vote wisely in 2016. In meanwhile, give to Ceasar, what belongs to Ceasar!

    Maimbo - June 24, 2013
    19:16

  25. Fan comedy management, what would one say Visa fees removed now introduce departure fee so that even Zambians indirectly pay to compansate for visas for exemped foreigners

    Origin - June 24, 2013
    19:10

  26. Is this not the kind of tax that sata rejected in Ethiopia at the AU meeting. And we hailed him.now he has introduced if for his own coffers

    bingo - June 24, 2013
    19:05

    • Yes it is the same tax he rejected. Zambians are ignorant stupid idiots and then the same people elected one of their ignorant and incompetent idiot to be president then what do you expect. This is like mad people electing one of their colleague to be their president, will it definitely make sense? This is what is prevailing in Zambia. Zambia has become a cursed nation and satan has pulled down all the children of God from their positions and confused everyone and Zambians are no longer thinking at all. God will temporarily leave the situation as it is so that those that are not in this realm of ignorant start planing what to do. Otherwise I suspect Zambia may become Sodom and Gomorrah and guess what will happen next?

      kolwe satana - June 24, 2013
      20:00

      • Totally agree with you

        Chick - June 24, 2013
        23:56

  27. Wait and see.

    lisa k - June 24, 2013
    19:01

  28. @Kadoli Katapa you don’t know what you are talking about, maybe because you have not flown before. In the past we used to pay about $10 as departure fee. Later, that was fused into the airfare cost, so you did not have to pay departure fee.

    So, if the departure fee is already in the airticket fare, why should we again pay another amount? This raises serious questions. Are we paying double tax for departing through the airport?

    SouthPaw - June 24, 2013
    18:55

  29. elo ne midibwilili sha baZambeef bashibepesha ati shalikwata nkwangwa. Ifinkubala muchibe manje elyo nafyo Republic of Bwinjimfumu will create a story about them!

    Ku Masangalatoni--Lekeni HH ateke - June 24, 2013
    18:36

  30. if our government need more money, thats the right move to make

    kalji - June 24, 2013
    18:35

    • Your government doesnt need more money, it needs better management

      wayne - June 25, 2013
      11:28

  31. Its okay. Me I knew that these clowns were not going to take us anywhere. Those who believed them are free to be disappointed. Me I just made sure I have multiple streams of income so suffer alone those who placed their hopes on a gang of hyenas

    Kantakarous and karfworfwor President - June 24, 2013
    18:06

    • WE HAVE BEEN PAYING THIS BEFORE ,.ITS NOT NEW!!!!!!!!

      G,k - June 24, 2013
      18:20

      • Open your eyes. You are going to be paying double. The one you were paying before was included in the ticket years back.This one is an additional one. I don’t think if you do travel by air and if you do may be your company or someone buys the ticket for you without knowing how much tax you are paying for the ticket. Please guys let us start reasoning and stop behaving like headless chickens. Some people are pretending even when they know what is happening. This is becoming dangerous.

        kolwe satana - June 24, 2013
        20:09

      • check you ticket the old is now on the ticket.what is this USD for again

        Comedy seka seka - June 24, 2013
        20:09

  32. ndeloleshafye

    simbwindibwi - June 24, 2013
    17:55

  33. No problem. We have paying tax in other countries why not in our own country. Go to swaziland you will find it. Y r u crying?

    Kadoli Katapa - June 24, 2013
    17:45

    • The problem is that this is not what step father promised.

      Czar - June 24, 2013
      18:11

      • Yes, what he promised has now proved to be LIES!

        BUFI! BUFI! BUFI! BUFI! BUFI! BUFI! BUFI! BUFI! BUFI!

        Bembabimbo - June 24, 2013
        18:23