More heads to roll at MRA -Kamoto

The tension and uneasiness among workers at Malawi’s tax collecting body have reached unprecedented levels, Nyasa Times understands.

Kamoto blasts MRA staff

Kamoto blasts MRA staff

Tention at Msonko House for MRA

Tention at Msonko House for MRA

The situation has reached such level because of the fury from commissioner general Ralph Kamoto who is harassing officers and their bosses by promising to wipe out all staff and hire people of his choice.

At every opportunity, the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) chief is said to be directly threatening officers with suspensions and dismissals for issues best dealt with supervisors.

“He has thrown etiquette to the dogs because he even dresses down managers and directors in the presence of junior workers,” said one of the sources.

The sources say at many meetings Kamoto is showing characteristics of lack of leadership and a sadist by saying he will do more than terrorize MRA, in reference to Nyasa Times’ earlier report.

He is reported to have thrown his latest tantrum at a tax college in Blantyre by blasting staff and threatening to offload all directors, commissioners and their deputies to have his own circle of senior and junior managers.

Already Kamoto has single-handedly fired estates manager Clement Kamuangala, management accountant Majora Nsomba, HR director Alice Konyani policy director Josephy Milner, procurement director Magda Mambiya, finance director David Loga, senior station managers, customs commissioner Agnes Katsonga, tax investigations director Henry Ngutwa and more.

Many workers join others in suspension reducing Malawi’s capacity to collect more tax and nervousness has overwhelmed the tax collector and those still on duty.

In 2013 excess tax collection reached K22 billion and K48 billion in 2014 by the same workers that are going through management harassment but now ministry of finance says K150 billion is yet to be collected by June 2015.

Some economic analysts have suggested intervention at MRA from ministry of finance so that it fully supports the planned K900 billion national budget come 2016.

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61 thoughts on “More heads to roll at MRA -Kamoto”

  1. Ambere says:

    Jinkele (not real name) you are a member of staff at MRA and you have only been there a few months. Your problem is that you hate Kamoto . Your ambitions to be given a top position backfired and you are a bitter person. You cant hide. Your real name is…………….

  2. midrand 2 says:

    Momwe JB ankamulemba Mpwiyo nonse munali duu. Akhala kuba onse kenako he was shot nkumatuluka za cash gate munayamba kumunena JB kuti amalemba mbava.

    Musiyeni Kamoto akugwila ntchito bwino mwina umbava nkuchepa.

  3. Mtonga wa pa phata says:

    I agree with number 50. Ku MRA kuli mbava bad, nde akamawachotsa mudzimunena Kamoto? Leave him alone ndi zomwe tikufuna ife. Mawa kukapezeka cash gate munenenso kuti amawalekelela? Soldier on Kamoto.

    MR PRESIDENT, KAMOTO IS THE TYPE OF BOSS HERE IN MRA THAT WE WANTED. OSAMVERA AKUBA ENA AMENE AKUFUNA KUMUYIPITSA AYI.

    Bwana adzitere.

  4. makani says:

    Bodza Kamoto we should not protect mbava enawa ndi azibale ambava zimene mwazichotsazi ndiye osazitengera gwirani ntchito Mr. Akuba achotsedwe ukachotsedwanso ndimwayi wako timayrnera kukumangani anyani inu.

  5. Adzalanga says:

    Let Kamoto do his job he is the best solution to the ever underperforming tax collecting body (MRA) we know kuti ambiri akuyankhulawa ndi anthu okanika amene amangofuna mwayi okuba osati kuthandiza dzikoli well done Ralph

  6. kangandiwamba says:

    nditovomereza ndi number 52

    vuto kamoto wazunguliliridwa ndi mbava
    mbava zake pretends to help him kwinaku akuba zedi

    timadabwa ma decision ena a mabwana ku mra

    Samala Kamoto

    Koma mukamuchotsa dziwani kuti zimene zitatenge udindo wake mbava zokha zokha with personal interests at heart

  7. Shehe says:

    Tiyeni tizinena chilungamo anthu ambiri kuMRA ndi mbava bosses and juniors. Mr President leave Kamoto for 10 years asese mbava zonse. Mbava zili busy kumangoti sizikuenda bwino chani apa. Bwana Kamoto sesani list tikupasani. Phwasulani network anaika ujayu mwachangu osawamvera chisoni iyayi

  8. sasamba says:

    Ameneyu komoto ulendo omangamanga mra akuyesa yamake june akhamla alikunyumba akukanda mimba yakazi ake inunso kamoto kumanyenga akazi aeni kuti muwakweza kuyela kokukhalako kaya usolva

    1. odalla gracian. says:

      Usove ndiwe sasamba,ndiye uli bwinotu mpaka kunyengeledwa mkazi uzidabwe pamenepo.Sesa Kamoto Sesa mbava Zonse out.Agnes Katsonga Mayi anavina kwambiri ati Kutsangalala atamva kuti Bingu wamwalirayu aaaaaaa zimandiwa ndikakumbukira

    2. odalla gracian. says:

      Mayi Agnes Katsonga iiiiiiiiiiii sindimaiwala m’mene anavinira ati kusangalala atamva kuti Bingu wamwalira.Mpaka kupanga phwando mayi amenewa ati kusangalala.zimaterotu mayi ndikakumbuka m’mene munavinira muja,m’mene munasangaalalira muja ndimamva chisoni poziwa kuti ndi Mayi wa munthu wolemekezeka.

  9. adona kuseli says:

    kumsonkho kumeneko tsopano. Tiyeni nazoni. Wafa-wafa nkhondo ya angoni!!

  10. True Lhomwe says:

    Who said Mr Kamoto is not corrupt? Kamoto just resign before we expose all your deals. Your sex episodes, your night meetings planning to take down government etc

  11. Alhomweeeeee says:

    lomwes are in the forefront aiding smuggling

    ma crook onse ozembetsa msonkho are using elvis clearing agent who is untouchable

    so you are expecting kamoto to perform

    mr president please trade carefully with the owner of elvis clearing co.

  12. True Lhomwe says:

    Kamoto is not a lhomwe and please do not drug the lhomwes into his failures. Talk about his management style and whether he is fit to run such a big organization. By the way Kamito has never attended any interviews in life. Everything comes through the back door. He is a man with no clue of managing people. He is fit to be at ACB or be director of tax envistigation/ internal affairs.
    At the rate things are, DPP will lose everything- no revenues for essential services, for civil servants salaries, medicines, fertilizer etc. At that moment people will start demonstrating against Peter and no sooner he will be forced to step down and Saulos will take over. This is the plot of Saulos with Kamoto the one carrying orders. We are watching. Cry my beloved country.

    1. Oh says:

      I bet Saulos has to also start plotting now, because Bakili has already started plotting against him with his son.

  13. sakamundende says:

    SIUZODABWITSA THIS IS WHY HE IS UNSUCCESSFUL ACCOUNTANT. LOOK AT ITAYES, PATRIDGES. THE LIST IS ENDLESS

  14. vituyo says:

    why did u bring this lady who is second in command
    she is power hungry and eyeing position of cg
    Apa ndiye panalakwika
    I heard anachita kugwada kuti amuyike deputy cg

    kamoto samala naye mzimayi ameneyu akugwetsa

    kwakula ndikumenyana kokhakokha mmwambamu

    kamoto is in awkward position where he is not being assisted by…………
    pull down syndrome basitu ku mra cholinga adziti kamoto walephera ena atenge position yakeyo

    Bravo Kamoto
    God is with you during the fight

  15. mwene says:

    There are problems at MRA as work ethics have gone to dogs. The problem is not the commissioner general but attitude of employees who value Political connections more than doing their job at MRA. The commissioner general is trying hard to clean up the mess but it an uphill task. Corruption is deep rooted and it is shielded by DPP politicians. It is a good idea to fire all those who got their way to MRA through politics and nepotism. If reforms have to be implemented for the good of Malawi then heads must roll!!!!!

  16. Nachidwe says:

    Kamoto is a principled man and some of the people that he has fired have grossly outlived their stay at the Agency. Let them go kuti akawone zina. By the way where is Malawi Voice? A MalawiVoice muli kwaaaaaaaaniko?

  17. Wakwithu says:

    Iwe Chatonda, wati Clement Kamwangala ndiwamzeru??? kkkkkk!!!! Kamoto akuchotsa mbava kuMRA and be assured that mbava zonse asetsa ndithu Kamoto alibe Chibwana. Ralph Kamoto please keep up the good job you’re doing, you’re the fabric that the Malawian society needs. Keep it up and God bless you.

  18. tikhala says:

    Koma ziphuphu nde zaonongelatu nkhope. Apa sizili bwino. Azibambo thangateni mzanuyi zodzola

  19. saindi misale says:

    Question is: why has mra underperformed since he came? Govt must seriously look into this. Otherwise forget about sufficient revenues from the once mighty MRA. We are watching.

  20. tikhala says:

    Ralph ndi munthu wankhaza. Kwao (St Theresa) anamuthamangitsa ana a late sister wake omwe akusowa chithandizo osawasamalira ndalama zonse ali nazizi. Anachotsetsa ntchito a Kambalame ku PCC chikhalirecho anamukokela kupeza ntchito nga Deputy General Manager anali a Kambalame omwewo. Kuchoka apo anachotsetsa GM wina ku PCC ati chifukwa anagula furniture.

    Omwe samudziwa khalani mukumuombela m’manja- munthuyu ndi oipa mtima- momwe akuonekeramu ndo momwe mtima wake uliri. He will stop at nothing – to get to high positions. I know this man and am talking from experience. He knows no thank you to people unless he knows he will get something from them.

    His uncle was Dr Ken Lipenga when the latter was a minister. I wonder if he steps foot at his house today- that would be a new Ralph

  21. tikhala says:

    I dont understand you pple at MRA. Were you not the same lot that said Biziwiki was a bad man, Now you are saying he was good. Mumafuna chani kwenikweni- kuti muzizilamulira nokha- or kukhala ndi bwana oti azimvera inu. Kuba kwakulowelerani agalu inu.

  22. MELINDA says:

    ambiri sukulu zawo ndi zoseketsa,tikupezani kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  23. chatonda says:

    Kamoto is DPP and he is from Chiradzulu originally. He has lost intelligent people like Clement Kamwangala who was the force behind the best estates management ever in MRA.
    Government should intervine and bring back all these people he has dismissed for no reasons. Otherwise MRA is going to the dogs and the deep drain.

  24. james says:

    kunali achiweta kumeneko anachotsedwa ndi MK6000.00 KWACHA TIYE NAWO KAMOTO NGATI AKUPANGA ZAUTSIRU ATHAMANGITSE ITS YOUR TIME .NDIPO KAMOTO UMUYIMBILE CHIWETA KUTI CHINACHITIKA NDI CHANI. UMUCHOTSETSO KAYUNI MUNTHU WOYIPA NAMACHENDE NTCHITO KUSINTHA MA MINUTES A ANTHU AMENE YO. USAMALE NAYO AMWONEKA NGATI WOFATSA KOMA NDI NJOKA.I SUPPORT YOU KAMOTO.CHIWETA ANAMUCHOTSA WOSALAKWA ZIMMATIWAWA IFE MA JUNIOR STAFF A MRA KUTI ANALAKWA CHANI. NGATI KAMOTO ULI MUNTHU UFUFUZE NKHANI IMENEYO.BIZWICK,KONYANI BRAVO MUNACHOTSEDWA MUPITE KU UK MUZIKASETA NKHALAMBA AGLU INU.

  25. joyce banda says:

    Nyasa Reporter. You are satan at work. Who is going to win? My God or you satan! My God is always a Winner.
    You will be writing this until Jesus comes. You are paid millions by the girl from MRA and her inlaw. You will fail. Just eat the money. But know that there is God above us all. He is God who is Just and Holy.
    You are His creation, so He is Above you.

  26. pika says:

    this is the bad part of doing the job that anyone else can do without any particular qualifications

  27. MRA employee says:

    This is totally the work of disgruntled, corrupt employees in our organization. Mr Kamoto is a person of high integrity. He’s doing a great Job in cleaning our organization up. These corrupt folks are finding it hard to make their deals.

    Long live Mr Kamoto

    Soli deo gloria

  28. Mhesha says:

    The mistake he is making is that he thinks tax collection improves by threatening the collectors with job losses. We had Bizwick he never threatened collectors and yet revenues peaked! The notion that officers are an important resource to the institution is alien to Kamoto. He acts like a bully. This kind of belief will also reciprocate as officers will be treating tax payers with the same bullying attitude.We don’t work like that in this era.

  29. Mbewe says:

    good job Kamoto and the board! we need more cleaning of MRA system3. Anthu amenewa amatibera kwambiri powombora katundu ndi magalimoto. Kodi kugula galimoto kunja ndi kulawakwa. well done Kamoto

  30. mlangizi says:

    You don’t threaten employees to work. You lead and motivate them to deliver. That’s what John Bizwick was!! He was a motivator and every employee put his best to collect more for the “Authority”. Now with threats and low morale employees are collecting for “themselves”. Lero pano MRA ikulowa pansi.

    Sakusiyana ndi Ian Bonongwe wa MSB. MSB employees were motivated nthawi ya Mwanamvekha and Kayisi and the Boank was doing fine – managers and employees were motivated. Kungobwera Ian, yemwe analephera his first time ku MSB (nthawiyo MSB imalephera producing/publishing accounts) Bank inalowanso pansi.

    Pliz authorities, ndale ziri apo kumaonanso management capabilities ya munthu!!! Bizwick was just EXCELLENT for MRA!!

  31. peter says:

    Ngati pali bungwe limene limagwiritsa ntchito njira zosamveka bwino pakudura msonkho ndi MRA. They overtax and always believes the customer undervalues items! This is crookedness and must stop. Why should honest and law abiding citizens pay more tax while the lawless and crooked politicians and friends be aided by the same staff to evade tax?

  32. kadamanja says:

    Kamoto wawona kuti some stuffs are corrupt ndiye akuyesa kuti asiye corruption.

  33. Mike Kajombo says:

    this is pure bull shit Nyasa times.Clement kamwangala anaba ma millions and was duly fired by a competent discplinary committe. Majora Somba resigned as he found a better job somewhere.David Loga wasnt fired.his contract came to an end and Joseph Milner was only on secondment from Reserve Bank,he went back to RBM.Please Nyasa get your facts right before publishing.we trust you koma izizi mukunamiza anthu ambiriii.

  34. asaaa says:

    Paja akuti abambowa ndi a pongozi a VP ndiye akuona ngati sangasunthidwe? VP nchaniso? MMMH? Aise usamuonongere tsogolo mpongozi wako coz kutumbwa kumeneko kumpanga affect mwanayo.

    Ndiwe ophunzira kapena ntchito zomwe zolowera pawindow? kunali anzako oti anaphunzira tax achina Kulemeka kumeneko……iwe ncahniso?????

    Amwene kuda koonjezako mungaoneke bwanji mutachotsedwa ntchito? thonkozani mulungo poti you look much uglier with money whinadi akakuchotsani muoneka handsome. muhahahahahahahaha

    Kuda ngati mphechepeche mwa njobvu…….ngati zipysera za ukweche..kakakakakaka

  35. Asset Declaration says:

    Do not tell me who has been fired by Kamoto! Tell me why they have been fired by Kamoto! Kamoto should not keep corrupt or incompetent people for fear of being labelled a sadist.

    Do not tell me that the past two years MRA surpassed its targets while this year they are in arrears! First show me a table comparing targets for the three years in question! By the way, I know that previously targets have been surpassed because of illegal bank loans!hahahaha

    Let Kamoto, the man, cleanse that troubled and highly political organization!

  36. fight says:

    Idiot!!!!! educated but Not CIVILIZED

  37. chejali says:

    Kamoto samala kunja kuno kuli nkhuni,forest, kapena titi woodroot, blve or not.

  38. The Observer says:

    There is more than meets the eye in this article. These people the so called sidelined now were angels during Bizwick’s time, azunza anzawo anthu amenewa..ili ndi dziko…this is how it feels when you join an organization and you believe and feel kuti onse mwawapeza ndi agalu….I know those that have contributed to this article are Pro-Bizwick…MRA has been there and it shall be there…people come and go….musatisokose ana opusa…..with due respect to Mr Bizwick he was a good manager but life has to continue….Ralph Banda is equally good don’t discredit him because you are not getting favors you boot lickers…

  39. KUCHITEKETE says:

    AN ARTICLE SURELY BY SOMEONE SYMPATHETIC WITH ALL THOSE THIEAVES ON SUSPENSION, UNDER INVESTIGATION OR EVEN FIRED AT MRA BY THE NEW BROOM KAMOTO . THERE IS NO MERIT WHATSOEVER ON THIS STORY BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW HOW UNTRUSWORTH MOST MRA EMPLOYEES ARE AND OBVIOUSLY IT COULD HAVE BEEN EVEN WORSE WITH OTHER MORE STRICT DIRECTORS I KNOW IF PUT IN KAMOTOS SHOES. MOST EMPLOYEES COULD BE FIRED AT MRA NO DOUBT BECAUSE OF THEIR UNQUENCHABLE THIST FOR DIRTY MONIES BY MOST OF THEM. KAMOTO MAY GOD GUIDE AND PROTECT YOU AS YOU TRY YOUR BEST TO PARTIALLY CLEAN THE MRA AND I URGE THE GOVT TO GIVE YOU FULL FULL SUPPORT TO SUCCED ON YOUR SEEMINGLY GOOD FIGHT.

  40. Tatyata says:

    Ambiri ndi mdabva ku MRA Kamoto bravo relocate them.

  41. Chengolopiyo says:

    Osangochiphuvumula bwanji nanunso ma employees? Gone are the days when we always said yes bwana. In these modern times, use fists on such stupid personalities wayesa MRA nja Mbuyake eti, machende ako Kamoto.

  42. Charombanthu says:

    They say Management is both an art and a science and the two are not mutually exclusive. I do not see either in this gentleman. Mr Kamoto has failed to demonstrate either of the these two traits and if something is not done about it, MRA, which is the source of salaries for our civil servants, is heading for disaster…

  43. njoka says:

    Kamoto is only cleaning the mess at MRA. Anthu sakonda chilungamo because in the evil world, what is good is considered bad and what is bad is preferred as good. Kamoto osaopa even if it means losing your life, clean the mess at MRA, arrest all crooks without fear or favour. Akantheni onse akuba ku MRA.

  44. Jinkele says:

    Chikungowoneka nkhope chimunthuchi ndi chimfiti ngati mbuyake. Kunyansa nkhope ngati kumatako bwanji. Chili kumudzi bwenzi atachigwira ufiti kalekale shupit blood fucken zako chi Kamoto. Ngati kuli kutamba i say shuuupiiitiiii!!!!!

  45. Clement says:

    Akudziwa chimene akuchita,aliyense pantchito yake. a MRA kuba kwambiri ndani angawasekelele?

  46. wakutsina khutu ndi mnasi says:

    this is internal fight

    Anthu akufuna kugwetsana basi okhaokha akuluakulu

    MRA is the hub of revenue collection in malawi

    my advise to The president is redeploy the three
    CG
    DCG
    CCE

    Apa ndithu musayang’anire nkhope kapena anakuthandizani chani the three and this will be for the good of organisation

    The firing of the above people was not only done by cg only
    the three contributed

    Do not please dare to bring back that boss with low intergrity otherwise your officers at MRA WILL FOLLOW LEADER

  47. tikhala says:

    Anthu ku MRA munazolowera kuba pano it means wakutsekelani ziboo zonse nde magalimoto mwachita park. One day I applied for a refund at MRA. The cheque was written only after I had compained to the Commissioner General then , otherwise amangochikhalira waiting for something from me. Even when the cheque was written, to go collect it, ma cashiers amakaniza mpaka ndiwanyemere. I refused and I struggled to get it

    That is the scenario at MRA- I guese Ralph is fighting this single handedly.

  48. sunderstar says:

    We dont supervise by threats, this is uncalled for and very unprofessional. This man is a well known wizard from Nguludi. Mr Kamoto should treat the members of staff as his own children and if one is wrong then leave the disciplinary officers do their work. Treating people bad is counterproductive its going to backfire on him soon, if he wants to fight corruption he should not do it with an Iron fist, but use civilised means to investigate and remove corrupt officers.

  49. German wings co-pilot says:

    Paja Alhomwe

  50. This Is Malawi. says:

    Za zii!

  51. Dr Moo Tha Leeker says:

    Izinso nde nyasi. Kamoto is a tribalist and nepotist. Afuna kuyikamo Mulhakho people. This is too much and nyero first class. Boma shud come in to protect MRA employees

  52. Piche Yakiti says:

    Watumidwa ndi the powers that be ameneyu. He was to create a circle around himself with clonies kuti aziba mosavuta for 2019 campaign funding

  53. Chikadza Kuwani says:

    Why do you officers of MRA don’t you down tools for him to see that you are in pain with him. Akufuna uchi wa Malawiwo edye yekha kodi?

  54. happening boy says:

    Malawi with foolish heads, how Can one run mra as a personal estate.

  55. honourable says:

    If its true then its a disasater coz u cant lead with an iron fist. Bn a Boss u need to be friendly and advise ur employees in a respected way

  56. Mapwiya says:

    The solution is to remove both Kamoto and Mbilizi. There is so much in fighting between the two and this is affecting revenue collection.

    Please hire on merit and if possible qualified professionals regardless of tribe, or other affiliations.

    Mr President, save MRA if zero aid budget is to work.

  57. Garu Wa Garu says:

    A Kamoto mudzidzola Buttex kumasoko. KKKKKKKKKK

  58. Eish Eish says:

    Someone advise me kodi ndi mbuli Kamotoyo to threaten everyone kapena watumidwa ndi the powers that be.

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