Nakumatt named best taxpayer in Rwanda

Nakumatt Rwanda Country Manager Adan Ramata receiving the Best Taxpapyer Award from the chairman of Private Sector Federation, Benjamin Gasamagera.

Regional retailer Nakumatt Holdings’ Rwanda-based subsidiary has been named the best tax paper by the Rwanda Revenue Authority.

Nakumatt Rwanda which operates 3 retail stores in Kigali, Rwanda was adjudged the best tax paper on Friday evening at a colourful event hosted by the RRA to celebrate tax payers in the country.

At the event, Nakumatt Rwanda picked the 2016 best Taxpayer award. The firm also received the best Electronic Billing Machine (EBM) user award.

Speaking at the event, RRA Commissioner-General Richard Tusabe confirmed that Tax compliance rates in the country are steadily edging up with continue support from various economic fronts including the private sector.

The RRA Boss disclosed that the Tax body had managed to beat its collection target in the last financial year by more than Rwf8.6 billion based on a total collection of than Rwf1,102.8 billion last year.

Speaking moments after receiving the RRA awards, Nakumatt Rwanda Country Manager Adan Ramata said the firm would continue maintaining prudent tax management systems to support Tax Collection and settlement initiatives in Rwanda.

“At Nakumatt we remain committed to maintainining prudent and ethical business management standards including prompt tax payments,” Ramata said.

The retailer he said had successfully managed to integrate Electronic Billing Machines (EBM) across the branch network in Rwanda.

Last year, Nakumatt Rwanda opened its third Nakumatt store in the country nine years since the firm first entered the fast growing country.

 

Read this article and more in issue n° 79 of Hope Magazine.

  • By Hope Magazine
  • Posted 31st October 2017

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