ZCIEA Press Statement on the re-opening of the informal sector in Zimbabwe


President of Zimbabwe has said that informal sector enterprises can operate "on condition they register with their authorities first, as part of the government efforts to formalise their operations."

ZCIEA issued this release, which says in part:

"the REGISTRATION which the President referred to is not an over-night process and it has various categories of compliance and remuneration depending on the line of trade one is involved in. ...We hope the various local authorities will be able to define this process with easy and accessible understanding for every targeted person.

The process should also not be for the benefit of the government only through revenue collection, but must encompass a win–win approach where the informal economy will benefit from key social and economic incentives too."

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Informal Economy Theme
Informal Economy Topic
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