Kamoto ‘terrorises’ Malawi Revenue Authority: Thodi new head of admin

Nyasa Times can reveal that employees have been working in fear for the last seven months at Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) as commissioner general Ralph Kamoto is wreaking havoc at the tax gathering institution first denying taxmen of their due bonuses and thereafter firing people at will.

MRA boss Kamoto: Heads rolling

MRA boss Kamoto: Heads rolling

Kamoto has also brought in dictatorial measures by withdrawing numerous contracts with suppliers and invading employees’ privacy by monitoring even personal emails and every internet log-in. As it stands now websites like Nyasa Times, Facebook have been blocked from MRA network.

Since his appointment in July 2014 Kamoto has single-handedly fired; commissioner customs and excise imports Agnes Katsonga, management accountant Majora Somba, finance director David Loga, tax investigations director Henry Ngutwa, estate manager Clement Kamuangala and of late policy research director Josephy Milner.

Kamoto has also sacked over 20 officers and impeccable sources at MRA have confirmed that more may be relived of the duties to pave way for the hiring of CEO’s cronies.

Apart from this, the commissioner general has suspended human resources director Alice Konyani, procurement director Magdalene Mambiya demoting head of administration Elton Sapato to be internal audit deputy director and has appointed former chief immigration officer Elvis Thodi to be the new head of administration.

Just last week commissioner customs Shadereck Namalomba was also suspended but has since sort the court’s redress on the matter and he is now back on duty.

The firings, suspensions and demotions has shaken morale for employees at MRA and has already started to negatively affect operations.

Tax targets set by Ministry of Finance are likely to be missed since people are not sure if they will have their jobs the next day.

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...igwe
Guest

….where is the rule of law in all this? An administrative action should not be taken arbitrarily, it must be preceded with a due process. This is a constitutional requirement. No one is above the law, hence such malpractices need be brought before the courts for redress. However, I do reckon that in order to approach the court one has to cough up a fortune to a lawyer, then still not sure whether the Presiding Judicial Officer would really be impartial. Where is this Malawi going?

nyolokan
Guest

I FIND IT AMUSING THAT NO NAME BEARING THE RESEMBLANCE OF THE TUMBUKA IN THE FIRED LIST OF TOP MANAGERS………DO TUMBUKAS FAIL TO QUALIFY FOR THOSE TOP POSITIONS???? THE POSITION OF DIRECTOR GENERAL AND HIS DEPUTIES MAY BE POLITICAL APPOINTEEES……BUT THOSE FIRED OR PERCEIVED FIRED ARE NOT, AND IT WAS GONA BE NATURAL TO FIND A TUMBUKA …AT LEAST IN ONE OF THE POSITIONS, OTHERWISE THE REAL STORY HERE IS THAT OF REGIONALISM, AND IF THEY ARE” RIGHTS GROUP” IN THE COUNTRY….THIS IS THE TIME TO ACT……HONS. JESSIE KABWIRA AND HARRY MKANDAWIRE, WHERE ARE YOU?????

Patriot
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Pamene Mfiti Agnes Katsonga amakhomerera anthu a ku South ku custom muja munali kuti? Amachita kumatchalenja kumutchula maina kuti wakuti sindingamupase promotion pamene Shad anabwerera anapeleka ma promotion including kwa atumbuka azibale ake a Katsongao mulibe manyazi.

Waloswa
Guest

Ukali wonsewo the target is to deal away with those who can unveil their plans. Luna sikwabwino, asiyeni anzanu. Nsonkho wathutu umenewo sizakwanu.

Wept
Guest

Koma simuphana ku MRA ko. Eeeee ndadabwa mumakhala bwanji and mumagwila ntchito bwanji. Assessment yanga is Kuli chibwana ku company iyi. Kodi a president osawabalalisa anthu awa bwanji asatikwane. Konseko tu kufuna kuba

Kafire
Guest

There is one guy calling himself MRA Staff it seems he is bitter with one George Mankhwala. Every time there is an issue even unrelated ones he mentions him, why???? Why this hatred? Now this is dangerous mutha kumupha munthu. Oscar Matewere mukumumenyera nkhondoyo is also not qualified. He is a graduate of education and must be teaching in secondary school by now. Ku procurement ko iye anasiyako chani?? Mmesa ali ku customs at the same grade? Eeee this bitterness will not assist you mungoziputirapo cancer apa.

MACHEEENDE
Guest

Kafire aka Kamoto , matako ako. People are not fighting for Matewere but fighting against naked and rampant nepotism, tribalism and regionalism in all these firings. Ku MRA ko why were they recruiting WA education pamene mma secondary school mukusowa aphunzitsi? Ku MRA ko kulibe amene anapanga procurement? A Chibweya bwanji?

Mkwaso
Guest

Its Oscar Matewere himself masquerading as MRA STAFF. You must be very man.o

tonkhwetonkhwe
Guest

Not so good.

VYOTO
Guest

PETER MUTHALIKA,KAMOTO,THODI,NAMALOMBA NDI ENAWO KOMA NDE ZAPAMTUNDUTU???????????????????????????KOMA MAYINA AMENEWA BWANJI AKUDZADZANA KU MRA KOKHA………………KUMA ORGANISATION ENAWA NGATI WORLD BANK,AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK,UNDP,FAO…SAKUNUKHAKO BWANJI???????????????KUDZOLOWELA KUBELA NDI KUBELEKEDWA ETI??????????????????????

KASONGA
Guest

Having known MRA system , employment act, and personality of Kamoto and Mbilizi; one issue coming to my mind is that there is serious employment procedures breaches. Being a Commissioner General, you don’t have to fire people Willy nilly.

mzathu
Guest

Its called cleaning exercising,barring nyasatimes and facebook is a measure aimed at improving efficiency most companies anapanga zimenezi bcz most of thea workers worst alot of working hours on these sites…..i see nothing wrong with Kamoto

KASONGA
Guest

What type of cleaning services only targeting non lhomwes? Mulhomwe wakuba uyu George Mankhwala is being left Scot free. These dismissals are tantamount to be concluded as targeting non lhomwes and aimed at finding space to put in lhomwes eg Thodi and George Mankhwala cases.

This is mediocrity at its best.

Mkwaso
Guest

Anabera amako?

MACHEEENDE
Guest

Ndiwe George Mankhwala iwe, don’t hide behind mkwaso. Mboli yamako

mmmm
Guest

These sirnames,ooo,i wonder if there is anybody from the north or centre at MRA,kamoto,thodi,masangwi etc,oo well,its all sourtheners

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