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Commissioner General of  Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) Ralph Kamoto has been replaced by Tom Malata,formerly Chief Executive for Premium TAMA Tobacco Limited and not Steward Malata as earlier reported.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

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

Gule Wamkulu
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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.

Naangondo Talimba
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congrats Mr Malata

nangondo
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congrats Mr Malata!!!!!!!!

Chifundo
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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.

Roza Fatchi Mbilizamawo
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Roza Fatchi Mbilizamawo

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.

Prof Ralph Kamoto (PhD in Pant Politics)
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Prof Ralph Kamoto (PhD in Pant Politics)

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.

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

Mzee
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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… Read more »
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