ACB stops Malawi Revenue Authority from giving jobs to DPP cadres: Dubious recruitment

Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) recruitment process has been hated by the country’s graft-busting body Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) after a whistle-blower reported that jobs were being given suspiciously to some ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) operatives without formal interviews.

Matemba: MRA stop the recruitment, ACB will investigate

Already, the public tax collector has a number of its staff appointed through similar dubious means.

Most of the officers at the Msonkho House were not employed on merit but through DPP connections.

MRA wanted to recruit about 100 customs and revenue officers.

A list of DPP youth cadets and relations to Cabinet ministers was given to MRA deputy director general Rose Mbilizi to ensure she influences their recruitment.

But as jobs were being given dubiously to DPP cadres, whistle-blowers at the tax collector took to ACB to complain about the process and the bureau on April 15 2020 issued a restriction order stopping MRA from the exercise until after investigations.

ACB director general Reyneck Matemba has confirmed  that the bureau has issued a restriction order against the recruitment exercise.

“Take notice that you shall not without my written consent or otherwise deal with any recruitment processes in relation to any employment of, or proceed with any offer of employment in respect of positions of Revenue Officers  currently underway at the Malawi Revenue Authority including offer of employment already made in this regard,”  the  ACB notice to MRA seen by Nyasa Times, reads  in part.

MRA could not immediately comment.

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Master
Master
10 months ago

Achina Sheena mwawalakwilatu apa anthu apeleka kale notice that they are going MRA, and they meet this again, life is funny and interesting

Chakakala Chaziya
Chakakala Chaziya
10 months ago

ACB this is good. Please also go to Northern Region Waterboard. All the positions there are from Mzimba and above. Literally nobody from other regions. Go there quickly and find out how recruitment is done. Also check how procurement is done. Almost all directors there have built hotels.

VYOTO
VYOTO
10 months ago

AT LEAST ACB HAS SHOWN THAT IT STILL HAS TEETH TO BITE THE ROTTEN , DISCRIMINATORY AND LOMWELIZED DPP SYSTEMS. SYSTEMS THAT HAVE GREATLY LOWERED STANDARDS IN ALL SECTORS. MRA IS ONE OF THE INSTITUTIONS THAT HOUSES ROTTEN SYSTEMS WHERE BEING DPP AND IN PARTICULAR A LOMWE IS A QUALIFICATION

Adam, the wise man
Adam, the wise man
10 months ago

Well done ACB. Please ACB, turn your attention to the big government contractors and the procurement process to see more. In particular one accounting firm is doing very well as it is headed by a very powerful and rich businessman who owns interest in big hotels. Procurement is where the money is. Thank you

Truth be Told
Truth be Told
10 months ago

ACB shouldn’t wait for Whistleblowers only to act. Be proactive in fighting this vice worse than the Corona Virus itself. When people the world over are lost of ways of dealing with the virus, others have found an opportunity to shamelessly enrich themselves. Giving each other positions in public institutions as if sharing food in one’s house is so common in most statutory corporations. What else can explain recruiting somebody for a position that requires a specialised field when the person has neither the academic qualifications nor the experience suited for the job if it is not corruption? ACB need… Read more »

MBAYANI CREAM
MBAYANI CREAM
10 months ago

ACB is true. MRA has been terrorized by these Cadets ever since. That is the way appointments are done at MRA. In MRA there are families, starting from father, son, grandson, nephew, great grandson and so on. This is the trend of appointments in MRA. This is not strange, its a routine, it has been infested by lineages, cadetes and so forth.
ACB CAN DIG DIPPER not only on Cadetes.

James Gunda
James Gunda
10 months ago

Koma Roza Mbilizi how do u sleep at night wt all the mechanizations that uve been doing??anyway ur day is coming soon u will regret.and we hav a list of what uve been doing….

APM Akuthanyulidwa
APM Akuthanyulidwa
10 months ago
Reply to  James Gunda

Please explain. We are all ears.

Mfoloma mwale
Mfoloma mwale
10 months ago

acb director you said there was a judge involved in concourt bribery, why haven’t you arrested him? you also said judiciary is corrupt but you do nothing about. zaku mra zitayeni its just bunch of mcp nonsense as usual. deep down everybody knows that dpp supporters are still malawi citizens hence very much employable like everyone else. why segregate against them. Mukamaletsa a dpp kulembedwa ntchito zikusiyana pati ndi mchitidwe wa pioneer ogulitsa ma card achipani to every citizen in order to access public places?

APM Akuthanyulidwa
APM Akuthanyulidwa
10 months ago
Reply to  Mfoloma mwale

I think you’re missing the point heavily. The point has literally flown over your head. It’s like the point is in Japan and you’re somewhere in Congo. IQ level dangerously LOW, IMBECILIC even. No one is keeping meritorious DPP people from getting jobs. The issue here, the point, is that the people being employed do not have merit. They’re being employed simply because they have DPP connections.

Mpakateni
10 months ago

One of the cadets got employed in the same manner at CDH Bank and just two weeks ago she left CDH to join the bandwagon at MRA. As the deal is now in the public domain the girl is back at CDH bulldozing her way through once more. She wants to get a job without competing with anybody for the simple reason that her mother and one mad man at the bank go to the same church. These are the same people who do not perform and their jobs are done by other people who get paid lower salaries. Corona… Read more »

G Zali
G Zali
10 months ago

Hats off ACB

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