Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) Director of Tax Investigation, Henry Ngutwa has been reported to Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) by a whistle-blower on allegations of extortion from wealthy business people and getting a job without going for interviews .
According to a whistle-blower who told Nyasa Times the matter has been submitted to ACB, said the bureau should move in to investigate the allegations, saying Ngutwa has been “extorting” people with threats of search warrants.
ACB has been also asked to investigate how Ngutwa got his job, saying his post was not advertised as procedure requires.
They allege that MRA Commissioner General John Biziwick handpicked Ngutwa as a “homeboy”.
Ngutwa, a lawyer by profession, according to records at MRA human resources office show that the only time Ngutwa attended interviews, was for a lower position which was effectively offered to a Mr. Chalunda.
“Why a person who failed to show capacity to handle a junior post was in turn offered a senior post, only Mr. Biziwick can explain,” said a source.
Procedures in MRA are very straightforward on how to employ people except the Commissioner General and Deputy Commissioner General who are appointed.
Insiders also said Biziwick has been shielding Ngutwa from allegations of receiving bribes and extortion.