Exit Kamoto, enter Tom Malata at Malawi Revenue Authroity: Correction

Commissioner General of  Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) Ralph Kamoto has been replaced by Tom Malata,formerly Chief Executive for Premium TAMA Tobacco Limited and not Steward Malata as earlier reported.

Malata: New MRA boss

Stewart Malata: Not the one but Tom Malata

Kamoto: Redeployed

Kamoto: Redeployed

Kamoto has been deployed to Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) as its boss.

Nyasa Times regret the error of Steward Malata instead of Tom Malata.

Malatacomes to the tax collecting body at a time when it has come under fire for introducing tax incentives that do not benefit small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

During an interactive meeting with SMEs in Blantyre few weeks after President Peter Mutharika assented to the new Customs and Excise Act (measures) on July 27 2015, about two months after the Act came into effect on the midnight of May 22 2015, MRA deputy commissioner for technical and domestic taxes Rainnie Vokhiwa said the tax collector has introduced a number of tax incentives to stimulate the growth of businesses and the economy as a whole.

He singled out the reduction of excise duty from 110 percent to 80 percent on passenger-carrying vehicles under tariff heading 87.03 exceeding 12 years of age with cylinder capacity (CC) exceeding 3 000.

Vokhiwa also said government had reduced excise duty from 55 percent to 40 percent on passenger-carrying vehicles under tariff heading 87.03, which are between zero and eight years old with CC exceeding 3 000.

But SMEs complained that incentives MRA introduced are not intended to cushion lives of low-income earners and SMEs, but big entrepreneurs.

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59 thoughts on “Exit Kamoto, enter Tom Malata at Malawi Revenue Authroity: Correction”

  1. Patriot says:

    Go well Ralph Kamoto. You were the only commissioner general who stood strong and never bow down to our greedy politicians. Ralph Kamoto(aka John Chilembwe) amuchotsa chifukwa cha chilungamo. Yes, it is better to light a candle than to curse darkness. We are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.Remember, light and darkness does not live side by side with darkness.

  2. jane phiri says:

    stay away from mbilizi……Tom uthaaaa. she is to be avoided at all costs

  3. Gule Wamkulu says:

    Ndiye kuti ku MRA anthu akadasinja akazi aeni? Chonde abale kumamva chisoni. Izi zomabvula akazi aeni zichepe; Biswick ndiye anabweretsa tizibwenzi tambiri, kaya onsewa amawabvula ndani iye atachoka. Wina ndi uyu anabwera ku Lilongwe.

  4. Naangondo Talimba says:

    congrats Mr Malata

  5. nangondo says:

    congrats Mr Malata!!!!!!!!

  6. Chifundo says:

    Congrats Mr Malata, We say Ekristu..We thank God almighty and we are wishing you all th best as you face the challenge thats ahead of you to lead the tax collecting body.God should give you wisdom .. strength and courage.

  7. Roza Fatchi Mbilizamawo says:

    Kamoto I have finished you. Sungasewere ndi ine I am friends to first wife. I finished MJM Phiri, I finished Zimba, I tore apart Agnes Katsonga, I manipulated and finished Muhara, I finished Shad Namalomba he thought I was by his side, I finished John Biziwick, I finished Ngutwa, I finished Nkhoma, I finished Kulemeka, I finished my husband he is now a puppet. Amuna onse ndinu zisiru. Now i have floored Kamoto. So what can stop me from finishing Tom Malata. He is a nobody.

  8. Prof Ralph Kamoto (PhD in Pant Politics) says:

    I say congrats to Malata. At the same time I wish to wholeheartedly apologize to who I caused misery , psychological torture and denting their careers, throwing them to abssy. Receive my apologies. Some of you were just sacrificial lambs coz of in fighting between me and my way ward deputy , Roza Mbilizi. Some of you were sacked, transferred and marginalized coz of pressure from mulhakho WA lhomwe and from chipani. I had no choice just understand me. People like George Mankhwala are political agents and take care of him. Mbilizi also uses him.

  9. khobwe says:

    Congratulations Thom. I wish you all the best but avoid Roza Mbilizi.

  10. Mzee says:

    You cannot meet the target if the economy is underperforming. When Chilima speaks about reforms i doubt that he understands the oublic service. Why has APM hired Tom Malata instead of letting the Board do the hiring? Tom Malata is a competent manager despite that he has been hired because he is lomwe and also married to Evans Matabwa’s sister. What should happen for other tribes to share the cake? Should the marginalised tribes take up arms to claim their share of the cake? This type of nepotism is getting out of hand and if left unchecked shall plunge the country into a civil war from which the country will never recover. Dr Chilima (Bolton Univiversity) the public service cannot be reformed chonde. Ask most senior civil servants what should happen and they will tell you that what is needed if for them to commit HARA KIRI. By the way Chilima you said there are no more vacancies for PS. Now Bwana Chilima which vacancy has Dr. Kainja been promoted to as PS2 at Gender? One senior public servant once told me that the composition of the public service committee (not commission) needs reforms itself because its made up of people who dont understand what they are trying to reform. Tiyeni tidzingodya nkumamwalira instead of cheating ourselves that we can reform ourselves.

  11. Three regions says:

    MRA needs to transfer employees every two years. Chifukwa akakhalitsa amachita madilo ndi amwenye kwambili. Kuwona muthu wa JC or MSCE ali ndi dzinyumba m’ma city zosiyana ndi salalry yawo. Pamene wa Degree or Masters akubvutika.

    Is this COMMON SENSE or SENSE IS NOT COMMON???

  12. Mwala says:

    Confused ??? Steward is well qualified for this job not Tom. Anyway wishing all the best Tom. Rosa be careful moto umapita kwatsala tchire

  13. Alex Likoswe says:

    My good chiradzulu brothers

  14. Gu says:

    Ndimaona ngati zathera paine. Kkkkkkk!

  15. Cecilia Mapila says:

    Malata, munthu wabwino koopsya!..ozichepetsa, waulemu. Mwai kwa omwe agwire naye nchito!

  16. wa ku Mitchesi kuja!!!! says:

    Koma a Malawi ena inu, mpaka kulemba nkhani zogubuduza akazi apa eti (It’s incredible; the number of comments about how Mr. so and so has/had been sleeping with Ms. so and so.) What’s the connection or relevance to the subject under discussion?

  17. sikusinja says:

    malata samala naye roz mbiliz
    akugwetsa
    usalolera che masangw azizembetsa msonkho

    msonkho wambiri ikuthera kumeneko officer amangokatsitsa ndikulandira zake za mmanja kopita ku mra ka msonkho kang’onong’ono.

    kukondwereraku mkoti wolimba mtima wapita anthu asangalale

    watch out mr malata

  18. Mend says:

    Ralph kamoto ..lacked wisdom by fighting against namalomba and mulakho. U thought skc will protect u ? Look u have lost a very powerful Ceo post in malawi salary in millions plus and benefits all because of being proud which comes before the fall of a great fool .what have u benefited. U have been dumped at MERA waiting for expiry of ur contract…

  19. Hphali says:

    Pride comes before the fall of …..a foolish man

  20. Phiri says:

    Pride comes before the fall of a …. Ralp Kamoto these are the fruits of fighting against ur masters remember I told U you lack wisdom by fighting against shad namalomba. And the mulakhos? What have u benefited? U have lost one of the best paying CEO jobs in Malawi 7 plus million salary and benefits and being powerful at MERA they have dumped u waiting for expiry of your contract then nothing jobless all because of lacking wisdom and kuona pasogolo. How foolish.

  21. Professor Chipsenthe wa Mavuzi says:

    Koma Kamoto phunoyo nchotupa or what kkkkkkkk. The maladministration at MRA is as bad as phuno ya Kamoto, uwopsa. Eishhhhh

  22. john says:

    These guys basi ndima life CEOs kaya amaiphula pati.Boma lirilonse they enjoy.God loves them ndekuti

  23. Rough says:

    This is not good

  24. The Prison monger says:

    Is he another Mulhakho boy or????

  25. Blantyre says:

    While we appreciate the removal of the commissioner General we would like to request the new Boss to consider kamuzu international Airport Boss of MRA who fails to make decision but stealing and promoting Bank mkhonde with officers instead of working . 98 % are women who are very lazy and only works 4 hrs from 10 am to lunch break and get back to work at 14:30pm . Its all funny the boss is always busy throwing jokes with officers instead of working .

  26. Lovemaniac 91 says:

    Kodi maliro ali pa zithuziwa ndiwoyika liti?

  27. Professor Chipsenthe wa Mavuzi says:

    Mwina tsankho lingachepe. However bwana Malata take to where George Mankhwala belongs-Finance

  28. Mhesha says:

    Bon voyage Raph.

  29. mbwangalambwangala says:

    Kweee

  30. Mphalabumgu says:

    GOOD MAN. HUMBLE MAN. GOD FEARING MAN. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU. BUT BE CAREFUL OF THE MULAKHO CIRCLE THERE THAT WAS KUMPINGA KAMOTO. BUT GOD WILL PROTECT YOU.

  31. Kamoto says:

    Koma ndababe mwanya mwaona alomwe inu!!!!!!

  32. drzeus says:

    Well done, Kamoto is going back to his previous job. His brand new VX is waiting for him. Malata I wish u all the best.

  33. Congratulations! says:

    Abale, ku MRA kuli mbava bad, Kamoto was trimming them to size so why the change? Anyway, lets see Malatas muscle. All the best a bro.

  34. Gule Wamkulu says:

    Kamoto akagwere uko. Wani anangotoledwa without interviews. Thu he failed to meet monthly revenue targets. Firi he misguided the Minister of Finance to think that tax revenue would only grow by 2% when the economy was projected to grow by 7%. Zimatheka zimenezo. Tangomulorani Kamoto apitilize kunyengana ndi ujeni, koma target ndiye yamukanika.

  35. The cost of fighting Batawala. So sad

  36. Maliroagonepati says:

    APM likes to play the game of musical chairs with his cabinet and parastatals – i.e. changing people for no logical reason at all. In the end all he manages to do is to disrupt operations in the ministries or parastatals involved.

    The author has given a brief CV of Malata without doing the same for Kamoto. In fact the two are of equal stature: Both are BComm graduates, Kamoto having graduated in 1984 and Malata in 1985. They were both strong students in their classes. Postgraduate-wise Kamoto followed the professional route (ACCA) while Malata followed the academic route (Masters’ degree in Accounting and Finance). They have both been high ranking executives of parastals from the Bakili days. They may differ in personality but not much in terms of technical skills.

    APM should allow for institutional memory to develop; he should avoid shifting people simply because he is not happy with them for one reason or another. These organisations have boards – let the boards hire and fire their CEOs. Malata has not stayed long at the Roads Fund (he replaced the late Hennox Mazengera) – now that organisation has to start looking for another CEO…what a waste of time and money.

    Now, if he could only replace Kasaila as minister of chaos, er… transport. That would be cause for celebration…

  37. Telling the Truth says:

    I am sure Kamoto now knows that it is not easy to run MRA. He has made history that among all Commissioner Generals his has been the shortest reign.

  38. Bob says:

    Thats what happens to underperforming CEOs. Let hope we see real change.

  39. kusintha maudindo kuti omwe mwawapatsawo azikupatsani ndalama za cashdgate.

  40. mulopwana says:

    bulshit ,this govnt….

  41. .... says:

    Kutulutsa mlomwe, kulowetsa mlomwe wina kkkkk
    koma pulezidenti wa chilomweyu kkkkkkk

  42. Denguzman says:

    This is an internal battle so let us wait and see coz Kamotoyu amuthothora chifukwa cha pressure yochokera ku chipani. Is this a gud way of running the govt?

  43. manda a mbuzu says:

    Raphael Kamoto waziona Watsatira a nzako unachotsa aja uno ndi Malawi usamasewere ndi amene abweretsa mkaka wazion

  44. Joseph Banda says:

    MRA> Boss becomes a Junior> Junior is the Chair-Person. This world is really round. Congrats Stewart. You know how to escape. No one after MDC saga would think that you will still be in the mainstream. Lucky you and praise God more.

  45. Mra Staff says:

    Its unfortunate that Government thinks the removal of CG can bring in positive results in revenue.MRA can Run without a CG.All we need is Money,Incentives.Why witholding bonus,why failing to give us increaments.I remember the time of Mr John Bizwick,he did all what was necessary to incentivice the systeme.In no time Things Improved .He gave out bonuses even in times when we did not do well.Bravo Mr Bizwick You were a good motivator.MRA will never have a good CG Like John.

    However since you have already removed the CG,I would have loved if Roza Mbilizi could also have gone as she is the one who is pulling the system down.Remove Roza aswell and start afresh.

  46. OPEREKA NSOKHO says:

    WASALA PAUL CHISUSE WAPA BLANTYRE PORT.

  47. waselo says:

    Bwana, Ralph Kamoto you were really under pressure. You couldn’t have survived. We missed you here at MERA and we really welcome you back as the prodigal son. You did your part sopano ayese Bwana Tom Malata tiwone ma style awo. Phunziro: Bwana Kamoto ntchito imene munalembera ndi ya ku MERA mumakatani ku MRA? Easy come, easy go.

  48. Lazaro Chakwera Akazi says:

    Me as leader of opposition at MRA am saying nothing has been done here. As long as the she devil master manipulator Roza Mbilizi will be there, Stewart Malata will achieve nothing. She is the one who manipulated Muhara and made him fall. She is the one who has finished Kamoto. She will be bitter now. She will wedge war against Malata.

  49. Inhumane Rights Activist says:

    MERA is where Ralph Kamoto probably fits better. He has experience from the defunct Petroleum Control Commission. I remember him very well as its deputy there. Then he was chewing the trainee Daily Times reporter, Rebecca Mkwezalamba herself then was an open toilet who would come to our PCC offices in Vic Avenue to gather news reports.

  50. basa says:

    ma commissioner general muwamalizatu

  51. Proverbs says:

    Roza Mbilizi, how does it feel? You have been busy discrediting your boss, making him fail so that you become Commissioner General. Now you see what happens? You can fight but God won’t allow you to benefit. Somebody cool is coming. Iwe usala ndi mwazi chuchuchu mmanja mwako. Don’t try to confuse Malata. If you try that will be your end.

  52. getu maseko says:

    Timadziwa ife kuti amuchotsa sangamalimbane ndi masangwi komanso DPP machinery nkupitiliza udindo. Ndi DPP imeneyo ndipomwe imapezela ndalama.

  53. matako a pusi says:

    Congrats bwana malata

  54. Mbiyazodooka says:

    It was obvious Kamoto would not last at MRA. He didnt have the support of staff there and his prolonged fights with Rosa did not help his course either. The best option for MRA, though, was to remove both Kamoto and the flamboyant Rosa Mbilizi.

  55. Michael says:

    Hahahahha you wish!!! bodza leni leni.Nyasa times.wapalatu apa

  56. Professor Chipsenthe wa Mavuzi says:

    Vokhiwa, valera, Kajombo., Mankhwala rose coz of nepotism and tribalism. Barbra waku IT went shifted to ICT because of ndale zaku maliseche ndi Maxy Director wa ICT. Zowopsa kwambiri pant politics ilibe size.

    Maxy month to month mpaka liti? Watikhomelera kokwanila coz tilibe potilowetsa

  57. Professor Chipsenthe wa Mavuzi says:

    Ndiwakuti uyu? I smell another lhomwe in the offing. On the other hand che Mbilizi needed to go again.

  58. brian says:

    Mr Malata is a real professional and a man of great integrity.

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