Director General of Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA), Tom Malata, has written Speaker of Parliament, Richard Msowoya, to express concern over abuse of lawmakers in their priviledges like importing vehicles.
The tax body said in a letter dated April 20, 2016 that it has observed “with concern” that MPs have been abusing their priviledges by importing speficied number of vehicles duty free by importing some for third parties.
Malata said the abuse dates back in 1999 and the body has lost a lot of revenue.
He said MRA wants to persuade the lawmakers on the need not to abuse their priviledges.
Malata said in the letter that the duty free status on motor vehicles is accorded to MPs “and not third parties.”
MPs are entitled to import duty free two vehicles in the five-year period.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :