MRA leaves Mbirima border post after violent protests

Top revenue collecting body, the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) has finally dismantled Mbirima border post in Chitipa following violent protests.

Kapoloma: Could not estimate the economic loss

The district’s concerned citizens have been staging violent protests to force MRA evacuate its staff from Mbirima Border Post where Malawi shares her boundary with Tanzania, accusing the government of quick at collecting revenue but failing to construct the road which stretches from the boma to the border post.

MRA Director of Corporate Affairs Steve Kapoloma could not estimate how much government would be losing on a weekly basis, as he asked for more time.

This comes barely days after the Roads Authority said the road would be upgrade to tarmac in March.

At least 16 people were arrested this week when the people engaged in running battles with the police in violent protests over the road which also led to looting of some goods from shops

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2 years ago

I think the people are justified in the sense that where government corrects money that should be the first areas to be cared for. You dont expect people to be giving you money and the only thing they should get from you should be harassment. Time is up when people cpuld be taken from granteed, they will always need justice which demagogues will have denied them. Kapoloma when did you know that you would lose revenue? You do not expect people to be giving you their hard earned cash for giving them nothing in turn. Please be fair and think… Read more »

2 years ago

Many young people from all over Malawi go to Tunduma to buy goods …Namatigulisa mtauni muno ….They complain about the Road …Koma Inu Busy kumanga timiseu mmadera Ena anthu Namayanikamo Chimanga mkumagonano …Leaving out Such Important Roads Chifukwa si Kwanu …Next People of Mbalachanda si ku Boarder ndi Lundazi kumeneko? Nanu Mumangiridwe Nseu …

2 years ago

next should be Dedza.
kumangodziwa kutolera ndalama basi.

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