MRA gives out impounded maize flour to Zomba flood victims

Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) on Tuesday, 17 February 2015, gave maize flour weighing 30 metric tonnes to flood victims in Zomba through the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DODMA).

Zomba DC (right) Nkasala recieving the aize flour from MRA's Kawanga.

Zomba DC (right) Nkasala recieving the aize flour from MRA’s Kawanga.

Zomba DC Nkasala

Zomba DC Nkasala

The maize flour was intercepted and impounded as it was illegally being exported out of the country through Chiponde. It is illegal to export maize and maize products from Malawi.

The flour, worth K4.6 million, was handed over to DODMA through the Zomba District Commissioner, Bennett Nkasala, who expressed gratitude to the MRA.

“Over 24,000 families have been affected by the floods here in Zomba and currently around 11,000 still need relief items such as food and shelter. We are, therefore, very grateful to MRA as this maize flour will greatly assist us in taking care of the flood victims in the district who are in dire need of help,” said Nkasala.

Speaking on behalf of MRA, the Manager for Taxpayer Education, McHizzal Kawanga, said MRA in consultation with DODMA decided to donate the maize flour in Zomba in order to support Government efforts in providing food to those affected by the floods in the country.

“As you are aware, the Government is working around the clock to ensure that our brothers and sisters including children affected by the floods have food and shelter and this is why MRA is making this donation today,” said Kawanga.

Three weeks ago MRA employees collectively contributed K2 million to assist the Government to deal with the plight of those displaced by the floods and the flour go a long way in alleviating the suffering of such people.

MRA has assured the public that is alert and smugglers will be caught and punished in accordance with the law.

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6 thoughts on “MRA gives out impounded maize flour to Zomba flood victims”

  1. Chalo says:

    I Have been following these flood victims support coming from different angles and the millions has so far turned into much billions. I am so much concerned with our mother country Malawi’s development and Economy hence I pause and think a lot but no one with but now my heart is pounding to speak out but one day I will write my Column of my views am still gathering the many information as I can. Its my WISH and My ONLY WISH to help the current President and support him in whatever failures to make them successes of our Economy so that we should move out from the ”Ever Poorest Country”. Think hard my dear concerned citizens that If these donations were meant to build Malawi I hope his dream (the President) of standing on our own without depending on the so called ”Foreign Aid” could have come to pass. These Foreign Aids comes with their awkward agreements (MOU) that’s spoils our cultures in Our Decent Country, It concerns me as young as I am I do cry for my country to where this Malawi will lead us to, will the foreigners rule my Mother Malawi one day? I pause with anger! One thing I have realised is that, Malawians are everywhere, anywhere, any country and they are ready to support their motherland Malawi so what can fail them to raise money to boost Malawi’s Budget? I see nothing can stop them provided the money become transparency in the administration areas so that those who support should really get satisfied of seeing their Aid being used in the right way. All it needs is transparency nothing can stop Malawians to build our own Malawi!!! People have money and the heart to support but what stops them is those Big Fish that swims in Government Safety Lock!!!!!!!!!! Don’t make me Angry! Your eating pizzas everyday because of paying me little. Am Just a concerned Citizen am following you because I pay Tax!!!

  2. Jelbin mk says:

    But can we develop in this way? Why should government always ban exports of certain goods and at the same time we wonder why we are having limited forex this is insanity of the highest order. I thought Malawi practices free trade system which allows anyone to directly interact with the outside world? Am so concerned with this stupidity no any other country does that in this world only in importing and not exporting this only shows how stupid our government is,allow people to trade freely if you want to make a difference in this poor country stop controlling prices give freedom to traders. I also suggest that ADMARK should start farming so that the country does not run out of the grain and the price of it will be automatically controlled by the availability of it since more supply means less price of every product as a result government will not be worried about private traders who will opt for exporting the grain but to just impose a ban like that is not just only unfair but also barbaric.

  3. Hoitty says:

    Tsopano GDP ikwera bwanji mukamalabda ma exports? Basi ife tili la number one mpaka tsiku la kyama

  4. Neutral says:

    Hahahaha vakuba!

  5. Pata phiri says:

    Good job

  6. phiri la dzunje says:

    mukuchita kunyadira ngati ufao munagula ndinu bwanji oti munachita kulanda mpakana kujabulitsila zinthuzi eni ake aufao akudandaula agalu inu shupiti zanu

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