MRA gives out impounded maize flour to Zomba flood victims

Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) on Tuesday, 17 February 2015, gave maize flour weighing 30 metric tonnes to flood victims in Zomba through the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DODMA).

Zomba DC (right) Nkasala recieving the aize flour from MRA's Kawanga.
Zomba DC (right) Nkasala recieving the aize flour from MRA’s Kawanga.
Zomba DC Nkasala
Zomba DC Nkasala

The maize flour was intercepted and impounded as it was illegally being exported out of the country through Chiponde. It is illegal to export maize and maize products from Malawi.

The flour, worth K4.6 million, was handed over to DODMA through the Zomba District Commissioner, Bennett Nkasala, who expressed gratitude to the MRA.

“Over 24,000 families have been affected by the floods here in Zomba and currently around 11,000 still need relief items such as food and shelter. We are, therefore, very grateful to MRA as this maize flour will greatly assist us in taking care of the flood victims in the district who are in dire need of help,” said Nkasala.

Speaking on behalf of MRA, the Manager for Taxpayer Education, McHizzal Kawanga, said MRA in consultation with DODMA decided to donate the maize flour in Zomba in order to support Government efforts in providing food to those affected by the floods in the country.

“As you are aware, the Government is working around the clock to ensure that our brothers and sisters including children affected by the floods have food and shelter and this is why MRA is making this donation today,” said Kawanga.

Three weeks ago MRA employees collectively contributed K2 million to assist the Government to deal with the plight of those displaced by the floods and the flour go a long way in alleviating the suffering of such people.

MRA has assured the public that is alert and smugglers will be caught and punished in accordance with the law.

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Chalo
Chalo
6 years ago

I Have been following these flood victims support coming from different angles and the millions has so far turned into much billions. I am so much concerned with our mother country Malawi’s development and Economy hence I pause and think a lot but no one with but now my heart is pounding to speak out but one day I will write my Column of my views am still gathering the many information as I can. Its my WISH and My ONLY WISH to help the current President and support him in whatever failures to make them successes of our Economy… Read more »

Jelbin mk
Jelbin mk
6 years ago

But can we develop in this way? Why should government always ban exports of certain goods and at the same time we wonder why we are having limited forex this is insanity of the highest order. I thought Malawi practices free trade system which allows anyone to directly interact with the outside world? Am so concerned with this stupidity no any other country does that in this world only in importing and not exporting this only shows how stupid our government is,allow people to trade freely if you want to make a difference in this poor country stop controlling prices… Read more »

Hoitty
Hoitty
6 years ago

Tsopano GDP ikwera bwanji mukamalabda ma exports? Basi ife tili la number one mpaka tsiku la kyama

Neutral
6 years ago

Hahahaha vakuba!

Pata phiri
Pata phiri
6 years ago

Good job

phiri la dzunje
phiri la dzunje
6 years ago

mukuchita kunyadira ngati ufao munagula ndinu bwanji oti munachita kulanda mpakana kujabulitsila zinthuzi eni ake aufao akudandaula agalu inu shupiti zanu

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