The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) today, January 21, 2015, presented a cheque worth K2 million to the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma) in response to the recent floods that hit the country.
The donation was made at the Government premises in Blantyre, through the District Commissioner’s (DC) office.
According to government, at least 200 people have been confirmed dead, tens of hundreds are missing and over 21,000 households displaced, leaving approximately 122,000 people homeless.
Presenting the cheque, on behalf of MRA’s Commissioner GeneraI, Raphael Kamoto, the authority’s Deputy Director of Corporate Affairs Steven Kapoloma said the donation has been made to complement government’s efforts to assist the flood victims.
“MRA was deeply moved to support the Government’s efforts in easing the suffering of those affected by the floods,” said Kapoloma.
Kapoloma disclosed that the funds were generated from the entire authority.
“Management and members of staff of MRA have contributed these funds to go towards assisting the victims rebuild their lives,” he explained.
Receiving the donation on behalf of Dodma, Blantyre DC Atanazio Gabriel Chibwana commended MRA for assisting the department.
“I would like to thank MRA for the donation. This is quite commendable. Be assured that the donation will go a long way to aid Dodma in executing its relief operations” said the DC.
MRA has not been spared by the disaster as floods have greatly affected members of staff at Muloza Border Station.