Harawa appointed as new Malawi Revenue Authority board chair

Financial expert  Dr Rex Harawa has been appointed  by government as Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) board chairperson replacing Eric Chapola who  resigned from his position in compliance with a Treasury directive to do so.

Harawa: Now chairing MRA

Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe confirmed that Harawa is chair of the public tax collector with immediate effect, describing him as one Malawi’s “highly respected  accountancy professionals.”

Harawa, who is the managing partner of AMG Globe certified public accounts and business advisors,will serve his entire term and not just finalise Chapola’s term, according to Gondwe.

He has also be serving as chairperson of Malawi Stock Exchange (MSE)-listed Standard Bank Limited .

Harawa served as the chairperson of the bank’s board audit committee from May 27 2010 up to June 13 2014 when he was appointed as chairperson of the board.

He has also been serving as  chairperson of the Malawi Accountants Board and a board member for Kansai Plascon Malawi Limited and Real Insurance Company of Malawi Limited.

The financial expert previously served as chairperson of Malswitch Limited and a board member for Malawi College of Accountancy (MCA) and the MSE.

Harawa holds a PhD in Finance and Economics from the State University of New York, an MA in Finance and Economics from the same university and a Master of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and political science.

He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Registered Practising accountant and auditor in Malawi, a Certified Public Accountant in Maryland, USA, a certified management accountant in the USA and also a certified financial manager in the USA.

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Ntondo
Ntondo
2 years ago

Great appointment, though MRA board chair has little or no influence on government demands.

Fredrick Sakala
Fredrick Sakala
2 years ago

Bina Malawi,let him do his work without noise pliz,we are all malawians,sanje sanje sanje mbu fwiti,in Chikangawa we are staying with different Pple from all regions without bina,

Palibefundo
Palibefundo
2 years ago

Harawa is not a solid Finance expert. He has persistently connived with the DDP to kill Malawi and no wonder they are using him again for MRA

Telon
2 years ago

Membership on these statutory corporations is just a service to the nation. It’s not a lucrative appointment as people are meant to believe. Board members really don’t enjoy any benefits from these statutory corporations. Only when they meet, which happens once in every 3 months, that board members are given travel and transport which basically is a refund of their travel expenses, and a K40,000.00 sitting allowance for members and K45,000.00 for the chairman.

Menahah
Menahah
2 years ago

He is a well qualified person but being the managing director of AMG Globe which also deals with tax issues, I personally think there might be conflict of interest.

Kalekeni Kanene
Kalekeni Kanene
2 years ago

Zooa zenizeni ndizoti munthuyu ndiwophunzira kwambiri. He deserves to be there. Musachite nsanje ayi. The guy is credible. Congratulations Dr Harawa.

basa
basa
2 years ago

Is this the only learned guy we have in Malawi? Now chairing:
1. Standard Bank Of Malawi
2. Mzuzu University
3. AMG Global – Audit firm
4. Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA)
5. Sitting on several boards
6. Just to mention but a few
This is just but the freemasonry powers. NO THANKS!

chimanga
2 years ago

Why dont you tell your readers that he is also in the board responsible for collecting the toxic loans from the likes of Mulli for Mpinganjira’s bank? These are the guys government is using to kill Malawi. No congratulations from me. ‘They will have a special place in hell

caddon
caddon
2 years ago
Reply to  chimanga

APM has appointed Dr Harawa

M D
M D
2 years ago

azikatengako bwino ndalama si winayo amawapasa ma busy , tikuonani muyaluka chaka chino

Bill
Bill
2 years ago

Why not mlomwe this time? You will be in trouble when Chilima takes over

Patrick Phiri
Patrick Phiri
2 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Which Chilima nawenso?

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
2 years ago
Reply to  Bill

when he takes over chani? kkk

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