11 January 2013

Zambia: New Notes Slow Cashiers

IT will definitely take a long time for people to fully familiarise themselves with the new Kwacha notes and the coins.

Cashiers at shopping outlets like Pick n Pay, Shoprite and others are taking unnecessarily long to examine the new money every time a payment is made to them.

Talking shop believes this is a teething problem which will soon end once everyone becomes familiar with the new notes and coins but there is need for all people to take time and study the new money before they even use it.

SOME shopping houses in Kabwe are not issuing receipts whenever customers buy goods from them.

Talking shop would like to remind such outlets that the customers are entitled to getting the receipts and sellers have an obligation to issue such documents from anyone who buys something from them.

The Zambia Revenue Authority and the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission should take keen interest in such reports and investigate why such enterprises could shun giving receipts. They may just be concealing a bigger crime of tax evasion.

ITS back-to-school time and parents everywhere are busy purchasing uniforms and other school requisites ahead of the start of this year's first term on Monday next week.

Shops like Bata Shoe and Pep Stores are cashing in on the sale of the school requirements, while others are offering some discounts as a way of wooing buyers for such merchandise.

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