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Zitto na Demokrasia

LOUGH ERNE DECLARATION #G8

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Private enterprise drives growth, reduces poverty, and creates jobs and prosperity for people around the world. Governments have a special responsibility to make proper rules and promote good governance. Fair taxes, increased transparency and open trade are vital drivers of this. We will make a  real difference by doing the following:
1. Tax authorities across the world should automatically share information to fight the scourge of tax evasion.
2. Countries should change rules that let companies shift their profits across borders to avoid taxes, and multinationals should report to tax authorities what tax they pay where.
3. Companies should know who really owns them and tax collectors and law enforcers should be able to obtain this information easily.
4. Developing countries should have the information and capacity to collect the taxes owed them – and other countries have a duty to help them.
5. Extractive companies should report payments to all governments – and governments should publish income from such companies.
6. Minerals should be sourced legitimately, not plundered from conflict zones.
7. Land transactions should be transparent, respecting the property rights of local communities.
8. Governments should roll back protectionism and agree new trade deals that boost jobs and growth worldwide.
9. Governments should cut wasteful bureaucracy at borders and make it easier and quicker to move goods between developing countries.
10. Governments should publish information on laws, budgets, spending, national statistics, elections and government contracts in a way that is easy to read and re-use, so that citizens can hold them to account.

Source: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/06/18/lough-erne-declaration

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June 19, 2013 at 8:42 AM

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  1. Dear Mh. Zitto, K

    Your effort on this matter will leave a mark to our nation. Keep fighting for our Nation sir

    Sultan Rajab

    June 19, 2013 at 9:09 AM

  2. Thank you and congratulation Mr. Zitto. This is monumental achievement. It is now crystal clear, that we need to continue voicing out to the world on what is going wrong within our countries and what we need to correct. Keeping quite is tantamount to accept wrong doing and leave within corrupt, dictatorial, regimes which rule with iron fist, misusing state funds, resources and using state security machinery to silence those who oppose them. The world is changing, Imagine the late Mwalimu Nyerere used to fight alone, but today people are well informed around the world. Even western countries are loosing out their economies to unscrupulous tax evaders and manipulators that is why G8 has decided to act. The second phase should be TO ENSURE EACH NATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES BASED SHOULD BENEFIT ITS PEOPLE, CONTRACTS MUST BE TRANSPARENT AND HAVE STANDARD CLAUSE OF ENSURING FULL PARTICIPATION OF CITIZEN IN BUSINESS, REVENUE DISTRIBUTION AND JOINT VENTURE PERCENTAGE. NO MORE THE WINNER TAKE ALL TYPE OF CONTRACTS BY FOREIGN COMPANIES WHICH THEY OBTAIN BY PAYING BRIBES TO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS. THIS IS WHAT IS KEEPING AFRICA IN POVERTY.

    Alex Kakala

    June 19, 2013 at 2:11 PM

  3. Atleast transparency from those investors and government will bring awarenes which portion of national resources have been extracted.. And this should go hand in hand with the followups on how the fund obtained has been fuly utilized as per government instruction..

    Rocky

    June 19, 2013 at 10:17 PM

  4. Cgra2lation Mr kabwe keep it up dont gv up we blv one day u won in it!

    Daud mwaipopo

    June 20, 2013 at 1:24 AM


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