MRA demands ‘harder whipping’ of the smuggling police officer Namacha

Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) has demanded a ‘harder whipping’ of a female police officer Lexa Mkanda-Namacha for breaking the law on anti-smuggling thereby denying the government resources needed for various development projects.

Kapoloma: She was employed to enforce the law; and not, break it

Mkanda-Namacha was recently was found with smuggled goods at her home in Nsungwi in Lilongwe’s Area 25 after court martials and her fellow law enforcers raided her house. Goods worth over K500,000 were impounded from her home, which is reportedly to have been using as a warehouse for smuggled products.

Kanengo Police Station publicist, Esther Mkwanda, told Nyasa Times that her office had instituted investigations to establish why a law enforcer could engage herself in smuggling and trading in counterfeit products from the neighbouring countries

Mkwanda said the findings of the probe will determine the action the management will take against Mkanda-Namacha.

But in reaction to this revelation, MRA Corporate Affairs Manager, Steven Kapoloma, said the revenue collecting boy expects that the police will mete out a stiffer penalty on the Mkanda-Namacha.

“She is a police officer and it is our expectation that she knows the law very well. She was employed to enforce the law; and not, break it. So, it is our expectation that the police will be professional enough by ensuring that the officer faces the law just like any other citizen. In fact, we expect a harder whipping for this officer considering that she did it while fully aware that the law is against it,” said Kapoloma.

He said it is sad that some police officers are being caught up in the smuggling cobweb at the time local manufacturing companies have been lamenting that smuggling is negatively affecting their businesses while the MRA is complaining that illegal trade is affecting their revenue collection drive.

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Joni
Joni
7 months ago

How about the Nsundwe Rape cases……….they are more than the K0.5m katundu….nenani zina osati zakatunduyo…….what is K500,000.00 ndikuba kwa amwenyewa moti a Kapoloma simudziwa kuti anyamata anu ambirimbiri ali pa ma payroll a amwenye? Kapena kuti amapempha pempha mwa amwenyemu ndalama atwasiya kuwatchaja duty??

Fufuzani bwino, mudzavomereza!!!

kenneth
kenneth
7 months ago

Pena pake ku Malawi kuno ndi kwa usilu mmene akuchitila amwenye business zachidule kumalimbana ndi mkazi sure izi ndi zachamba

Peter
Peter
7 months ago

MRA is incompetent, why fighting this innocent woman when this town has Indians doing rubbish all over. Akapoloma mwadana naye chana mzimai uyu. Shame on you

Mabvuto
Mabvuto
7 months ago

Forsek osafinya a china Mchacha, a china Muli akuba ma Billions, mulungu akulangeni ndithu

Dambolangalu
Dambolangalu
7 months ago

Katundu wa K500 000 basi, kapena pali nkhani ina. Ai mwangomukhumba munthu wa mai uyu

Patricio Nkombwa
Patricio Nkombwa
7 months ago

When I read stories like this one I am always tempted to believe that Malawi is a sorry state. Not that the lady police office did a good thing but you wonder the volume of the story behind it. The goods are worth MK500,000 and yet the same MRA is shielding the Indians, and several cadets who are abusing the same laws. Together they are amassing worth in billions through in chartered means. This poor police officer was trying to build a house and make a better living, yes it’s wrong but it’s only half a million. The story is… Read more »

Bristone Mabichi
Bristone Mabichi
7 months ago

Moto umapite kwasala tchire, tiona MRA ena akupya. Sindinachule munthu’tu, …

Mgonapamuhanya
Mgonapamuhanya
7 months ago

Pali nkhani apa

Luwi
Luwi
7 months ago

Kkkkkk musiye APA inu. Inu mumati asifinyika ndi Ka salary kochepako

Kalulu Wadwala
7 months ago

People are stealing I’m malawi not what you are talking here. All the commissioners are thieves . All the managers are thieves. Leave her alone.

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