Chinese couple has been arrested for allegedly prejudicing Malawi of tax revenue in continued bad headlines the Chinese people in thje southern African nation.
Zai Jinji and his wife Yin Yunye were arrested this week for allegedly evading payment of value-added tax (VAT).
They are alleged to have contravened electronic fiscal device regulations that require companies to issue receipts showing the VAT collected, which should be remitted to the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA).
MRA deputy spokesperson Steven Kapoloma said the Chinese couple allegedly did not issue receipts to customers, with the aim of avoiding paying VAT to the government.
The story adds to bad headlines that the Chinese have been hitting in the country’s media.
Meanwhile, Dedza East legislator and Chairperson of Health committee in the National Assembly , Juliana Lunguzi took to social media to express shock over mysterious and unexplained underway construction done by the Chinese people in the country.
Lunguzi flashed a photo on Facebook and captioned it: “I just took this photo a few minutes ago on my way to Area 44 which is also our road to the State House. What caught my attention is that there is a huge structure under construction. However the writing outside is in Chinese so am not sure what someone is building in my capital city on the way to the state house. Again the builders I saw are all Chinese. Am still curious.”
She continued: “Funny enough on this route to the State House after the Capital Hotel roundabout, there is a Chinese shopping complex, after four seasons the is I hear Chinese embassy just constructed, before this unknown building. Then our very own presidential villas built by Chinese.”
Lunguzi wondered on who actually owns the land.
The lawmaker has called on Malawians to question the mysterious and un explained ownership of this land.
“Would I be wrong to say that this street has been leased to the Chinese? For heaven’s sake this is serious Prime Land, you mean no Malawian Investors or nationals have the capacity to develop in this prime land? I think we must start asking tough questions now before we get displaced.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :