Govt to Scrap Charges For POS Payments Below $1
“I understood very well that the cos of point of sale machines is quite prohibiting and they is also a challenge that foreign currency to import the POS machines is not available.
‘My Minister made an undertaking that deliberately we have to make sure that we start allocating funds towards the importation of Point Of Sale machines and we on the upper green of the 100 000 figure,” said Mukupe.
He added that they are working to address the issues of high commodity costs in the country.
“When we are talking about a 100 000 figure…. our thinking is that we should have kambudzi when it comes to POS machines.
“l heard people complaining for charges below a $1 to be scrapped and l am sure that l should be able to convince my Minister and my principal that we should scrap that and l think you have noticed what we have done with fuel.
“The thrust of the government is that we should not be coming to business with a prescriptive agenda but it should be based on dialogue whereby you tell us what you want and we incentivise you.
That’s why you are seeing that when we are approaching the issues of high costs of basic commodities in Zimbabwe and that’s why we came up with the reduction of fuel prices and l can tell you that something is happening with the Kadoma declaration,” said Mukupe.
He added that more pronouncements were coming as government make moves to change the country from a high to low cost country in terms of doing business.
“We are really bench marking our selves with countries like Zambia since they have the same population like us and their economy is almost like ours and there is no reason why we should be different in terms of doing business,”he said.