MRA assists flood victims with 2 million Malawi Kwacha

The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) today, January 21, 2015, presented a cheque worth K2 million to the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma) in response to the recent floods that hit the country.

MRA Kapoloma donates the cheque to Commissioner Atanazio Chibwana

MRA Kapoloma donates the cheque to Commissioner Atanazio Chibwana

The donation was made at the Government premises in Blantyre, through the District Commissioner’s (DC) office.

According to government, at least 200 people have been confirmed dead,  tens of hundreds are missing and over 21,000 households displaced, leaving approximately 122,000 people homeless.

Presenting the cheque, on behalf of MRA’s Commissioner GeneraI, Raphael Kamoto, the authority’s Deputy Director of Corporate Affairs Steven Kapoloma said the donation has been made to complement government’s efforts to assist the flood victims.

“MRA was deeply moved to support the Government’s efforts in easing the suffering of those affected by the floods,” said Kapoloma.

Kapoloma disclosed that the funds were generated from the entire authority.

“Management and members of staff of MRA have contributed these funds to go towards assisting the victims rebuild their lives,” he explained.

Receiving the donation on behalf of Dodma, Blantyre DC  Atanazio Gabriel Chibwana commended MRA for assisting the department.

“I would like to thank MRA for the donation. This is quite commendable. Be assured that the donation will go a long way to aid Dodma in executing its relief operations” said the DC.

MRA has not been spared by the disaster as floods have greatly affected members of staff at Muloza Border Station.

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26 thoughts on “MRA assists flood victims with 2 million Malawi Kwacha”

  1. Mwana wa Analiyera says:

    Kodi mukuti staff ya MRA ndiyomwe yapanga donate kodi ndalamazo atatolera anakaziika ku account ya MRA. Check the cheque mukufuna kunamiza ndani kodi. Or is it a Social Welfare Account ya MRA. Muzinamiza osapita ku school zimenezi.

  2. mmihavani says:

    Koma a Malawi especially those commenting on Nyasatimes ndinu omvetsa chisoni ndi umbuli. Your literacy levels are so low. No wonder most of you here failed simple MSCE exams. Read and understand the story first before commenting rubbish. MRA as an organisation doesn’t give donations. It’s MRA staff who contributed each a minimum of K500 to reach that amount. Inu amene mukuti yachepa yanu ndi chani ntchito kumwa ma sachet basi.

  3. Jelbin mk says:

    Was the money donated in the name of MRA as an institution or from staff members? Because the heading and the content of the story do not correspond positively,the heading says MRA has donated and the content says staff members did because if members of the staff did generate the funds then it shouldn’t be said that MRA donated rather it would be MRA staff have donated otherwise MRA is not authorised to donate any single tambala to any organization under any circumstances they are only authorised to collect taxes not to spend them in any way or the other.

  4. achanguti says:

    koma zoona mra manyazi mulibe awa ndiye maliro ka two basi ndikaigawa ndi omwalira 200 inu amaratio mukupezano bwanji, mbava zobera likuswa mtengo

  5. michael says:

    This must be the worst joke i have ever heard. MWK2 MILLION FROM MRA …The only tax collecting in the country, which just recently reported a 229 billion collect in 2 quarter..Comr on…MRA is not a profi organisation.It saddens me that we have a selfish goverment like this..its Hogwash!

  6. Lawrence kutaumbe says:

    zomvetsa chisoni kuti abale anthu apita moteromo, mizimu yawo iwuse muthendere.

  7. Real guy says:

    Lady in red, ahhh, ukufana ndi nkazi wanga wakele kukongola, wanva?

  8. sapitwa says:

    Why two million only.shame mra

  9. Prophet says:

    Generated wachani apa,ndalama za misonkho mwayambapo kuzigawa ngati zanu?Musayambepotu apa,mumapanga bizinesi inu kuti mukakhale ndi ndalama zogawila anthu inu?

  10. Your Neighbor says:

    Come on friends, understand english.This money did not come from MRA as a body but from staff working at MRA.Did i miss something here?

  11. Reasonable Man says:

    mkazo okongola wa zimiyendo wavala blackiyo ndi ndani?

  12. George Lihoma says:

    They have gotten over two hunred billion in six months,donating ONLY two million to DoDMA for flood victims.What a shame and redundant.

  13. Moya says:

    Iam not so sure if MRA is the right institution to be donating our Tax before handing over to government, they are supposed to b a collecting body on behalf of govt.so how do they collect and decide to donate some before giving to the owner government? what other donations do they do that we dont know? I smell posibility of MRAGATE let’s review all their donations

  14. chims says:

    that’s too lito from MRA, NAC what are you waiting for?it is time for sensitisation as people are crowded in camps and you have to do as you did with mlakho.

  15. Mwana wa Analiyera says:

    Koma ma donation ndiye akupelekedwa. Zigwiretu ntchito yake zimenezo

    MRA – MK2million
    NBM – MK20 Million
    FDH – MK1 Million
    MSB – MK5 Million
    Gigt of Givers – MK50 Million
    Japana – MKMK74 Million
    Britain – MK2.6 Billion (3.8 million pounds)
    Islamic Charity Kaya zingati pa pack awo a worth MK20,000 and MK2,ooo cash each to be distributed to over 8,000 pipo. mupanga nokha masamu.
    VP Chilima launched World Vision Malawi Food Distribution programme in the lower Shire – kaya ya ndalama zingati kumeneko.
    Joyce Banda Foundation – Kaya zingati.
    Chakwera naye kaya zingati
    Malawian in RSA
    Nanga ENA OMWE NDAWAIWALA. AMANGWETU TIYENI CHILUNGAMO CHIONEKE.

  16. Peter says:

    How much did you donate Ku Mlakho? How much are you spending at the customs day? Be ashamed of yourself. Why being stingy with our own money?

  17. bill boy says:

    MRA donating? Its tax money from Malawians….aaarrrrrhhhhhh!!!!!

  18. Joshua says:

    Those who run MRA ought to be ashamed of themselves. This is an insult of the highest order to the people of Malawi who pay taxes. After collecting K229 Billion in 6 months from Malawians, people deserve something better than this slap in the face. Even for an individual, a salary of K2 million can barely sustain a family for one month and you are contributing this insult for 200,000 people? Shame of you!! If this decision was made by some Board, they would have spent more than that amount on meals, transport and accommodation. What a bunch of comedians!

  19. Joshua says:

    Those who run MRA ought to be ashamed of themselves. This is an insult of the highest order to the people of Malawi who pay taxes. After collecting K229 Billion in 6 months from Malawians, people deserve something better than this slap in the face. Even for an individual, a salary of K2 million can barely sustain a family for one month and you are contribution this insult for 200,000 people? Shame of you!! If this decision was made by some Board, they would have spent more than that amount on meals, transport and accommodation. What a bunch of comedians!

  20. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    Is that all ? Are you serious ? You are joking !!!
    What about NAC ? NAC has been in forefront making same contributions, it seems they are now afraid of burning their fingers.

  21. Achakulungwa says:

    MRA should have contributed more than this. See what other institutions have contributed. Reconsider your gesture MRA

  22. Chikadzakuwani says:

    Kodi cheKapoloma bwanji osatsungula nazo ndalama zathu za misonkho, ndipo 2 yachepa mukanapeleka 20 million.

  23. powder says:

    mumatitengera mabillion lero abale athu avutika mupereka 2m kuti mukulongosola chuma? imeneyi siyomwe mmaika mthumba popita kunyumba iyi? mbava inu sakudziwa ndani!!

  24. Chulu says:

    Is this money from the members of staff pockets or MRA?

  25. johni says:

    Koma MRA penapake. You give K2 million and still invite journalists to cover you? Be ashamed

  26. CTP says:

    apa tisonkhanso ngati simwapereka kale pamenepo. ???

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