Mwapasa appointed new board chair at Malawi Revenue Authority: Replaces Mpinganjira

Malawi government has appointed a new board chairperson of the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) who will oversee the tax collection body for the next three years. She is Evelyn Mwapasa.

Mwapasa: New MRA board chair
Mwapasa: New MRA board chair
Thom Mpinganjira: Replaced
Thom Mpinganjira: Replaced

Bachelor of Accountancy, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Fellow of the Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) are some of Mwapasa’s qualifications.

Mwapasa, well versed in the finance and management, is the incumbent chief executive officer of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi (ICAM)-formerly SOCAM.

She has served in many senior managerial positions locally and internationally and was also a World Bank consultant.

The appointment comes at a challenging time when Minister of Finance Goodall Gondwe said in his budget that government is expecting K592 billion of tax revenue from MRA and yet tax collection is not yet K400 billion and on a downward spiral for the past 5 months.

Beginning July 2014 Malawi tax collection is not impressive compared to the previous 2 financial years when tax collection targets set in the national budget were beaten by MRA by K48 billion and K22 billion.

Regardless of excuses on economic inactivity, the noticeable factor of revenue non-performance is, according to staff at MRA, the fear spread of commissioner general Ralph Kamoto conduct.

Kamoto has fired and suspended many employees; those working are doing so under pressure from the gaps left by fired and suspended colleagues. Most say there is no job security.

Mwapasa has replaced Thomas Mpinganjira who was at the helm since 2012.

Mpinganjira owns FDH bank which is tipped to by state-owned Malawi Savings Bank.

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Chikopa
Chikopa
7 years ago

While it is appreciated that she has been recognized, there appears to be less celebrations on other side of it. What new things will she bring on the table? She was there during the David Whitehead Saga when she was concubine of Friday Jumbe during UDF time. She is on several boards and Malawi has over 15,000,000 with a lot of women who have same qualifications she has. Why no give them a chance. Check CDH Chief Finance Officer, Nedbank Chief Finance Officer, Press Corporation and many others are equally capable. Let us look for new blood to sweep clean… Read more »

Mbanjila
Mbanjila
7 years ago

Will she continue with the Reforms Commission. What happens when MRA presents to the Commision She is a capable woman but the main problem at MRA is lack of team work bacause the woman is in a hurry to push Kamoto so that she can take over. The woman was promised Kamotos job but pipo advised APM not todo that because she wasnt capable at her lower position. Evelyn to succeed must strongly deal with this woman or remove her. Now she has mobilisesd Thodi, Namalomba, Tambulasi and other Lomwes to be causing problems for Kamoto. Mai watch out for… Read more »

mphini za mutchafu
mphini za mutchafu
7 years ago

Koma mahope kumutuko muzatenge ndalama ya saloon hair dress change nanga u board chair ndi ti ma short zingongo zimenezo koma osadandaula ndimakukondani mai

carseat
carseat
7 years ago

Nyasatimes mumamuda Kamoto chifukwa chani? Who engineered this ndi wa katangale chifukwa akudziwa Ralph Kamoto is sealing all loopholes kuti umbava uchepe. NO sweet without sweat! More fire Kamoto, wina afune asafune koma Kamoto ndi deal.

MRA kuli mbava bad ndi one of the organisations imene even cleaner ali ndi galimoto.

musolin
musolin
7 years ago

MRA is full of thieves…Indians and Chinese are evading tax to the fullest in Malawi. Akanganya awa amalandira za m’manja kuchokera kwa anthuwa, no wonder our country is getting poor and poorer. Our neighbor Zambia has very good infrastructure, beautiful city, good airport and and yet our insane leaders are just watching without ambitions.

mphini za mutchafu
mphini za mutchafu
7 years ago

Mai mwapasa banja bwanji u have been my mahope munali kuti pakatipa you seem you can be a good wife

tuvitwana
tuvitwana
7 years ago

Kodi amayiwa Ali SINGLE eti? Kkkkk

phwado
phwado
7 years ago

Duncan Mwapasa Deputy IG.Evelyn Mwapasa Board Chair.Hmmmmmmm!Tikupenya.

Kenkkk
Kenkkk
7 years ago

To me she has the qualifications and she deserves the position. Now the next phase is performance. Good luck dear lady, all the best.

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen
7 years ago

Congratulations Ms. Mwapasa. You are extremely capable, you don’t mince words and will surely take the Authority to greater heights. God bless.

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