Speaker in abuse of office syndicate, aids Kaliwo to import vehicle duty free

Speaker of the National Assembly, Richard Msowoya, has abused his office by aiding his party’s suspended Secretary General , Gustav Kaliwo, to import a Volkswagen Tourag duty free, Nyasa Times can reveal.

Msowoya: The vehicle is mine

Msowoya—as Speaker—has several benefits including a provision for him to import vehicles duty-free.

The benefits are entirely personal, according to laws.

Documents which Nyasa Times has seen indicate that Msowoya applied to Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) to clear a vehicle, a Touareg Volkswagen Chassis Number WVGZZZ7LZ5D009726 using duty free status.

Deputy commissioner general, Edwin Starch, conveyed the message to Msowoya through a letter dated on November 10, 2017 with reference number MRA/CE/TEC/CPC/420

“We acknowledge receipt of the letter dated 9 November, 2017 requesting duty free clearance of Volkswagen Touareg. We write to convey Commissioner General’s approval to clear the vehicle duty free in terms of Customs Procedure Code 420 of Customs and Excise (Tariffs Order),” reads the letter in part.

The letter warns the Speaker that the car should neither be sold without the Commissioner Genera’sl consent and that the vehicle shall be for his use only.

The letter was copied to Msowoya himself, the station manager in Lilongwe Port, and the Deputy Commissioner, Enforcement Customs and Excise.

However,  centrally to the Speaker involvement on the application of duty wave for the car, Nyasa Times can reliably reveal that the vehicle belongs to Kaliwo.

Msowoya wrote Kaliwo on Monday September 11, 2017, informing him that his vehicle is at Songwe Custom yard.

Zakiya Sobat of Be Forward emailed Kaliwo with a reference number BF660089 mentioning the same car Volkswagen Touareg.

“It is our pleasure to inform you that your vehicle has been handed over to Allied Freight Agencies. As for MRA declaration please email the TPIN Number to Songwe office,” wrote Sobat.

Nyasa Times can also reliably report that Be Forward invoiced Kaliwo to pay USD4,543.00 using Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Account Number 988-5000027.

The Bill of Loading (BOL) was also emailed to Gustavo Kaliwo indicating Port of Osaka as the loading Port with 2,290 Gross weight.

But in an interview Msowoya said the vehicle belongs to him.

Msowoya said he bought the vechile and gave Kaliwo to be using it sometimes for political errands  as he had to assist as party Vice President .

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Keen Observer

The problem here is the law itself, why somebody who is earning millions of taxpayers money be excempted from paying custom duty???????? From the president, his cabinet ministers etc etc are supposed to pay cos are the highest earned people in the country.


Firstly,we must change the law of paying MRA.From my understanding i believe the people who are in Government must pay duties(MRA)also.How do you charge a duty free to someone who is getting alot of money from Government while you are getting and charging alot of money from ordinary poor Malawian who is doing business to survive?This is total bullshit.And these bustard MRA Officers they get alot of money by charging these poor business men/women without any remorse.Its high time to change our system


Nyumba ya ku maula ilowa liti m’bwalo? Iyinsotu ikukaikitsa poganizila ndalama zomwe mwini nyumbayi amapeza.


I’m NOT sure about Msowoya’s intellectual abilities and academic achievements/ accolades.
Certainly he exaggerates himself if he thinks he is a political giant up North. I doubt he can even win his parliament seat next elections.
Of course to MCP he has more than proved he is a reability, probably a delinquent too!!!
Get rid of this Msowoya dude!!!

Daniel Solomon

Msowoya and Kaliwo messed up

No excuse ankhonde


Richarddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd………….!! Kuti chocholililililili wagwa nayoooooooooooo!!

peter george

Richard Msowoya ndi Kaliwo ndi anthu okayikitsa chifukwa chake ku Court akuyendera limodzi komanso tithokoze Peter Mutharika chifukwa chopereka 300million kuti galimoto imeneyi igulidwe.koma ACB mulipo?


The author of this article,will you please tell us whose name is written on the bill of lading, invoince and export document. If these documents indicates The speaker’s name then he is the owner of the car, but if it shows Kaliwo’s name, then the Speaker, Commissioner General have a case to answer, may i call upon the toothless ACB to investigate the matter. Why did Allied Freight ask for TPIN from Kaliwo not the Speaker who is claiming the ownership of the vehicle, pali kanthu apa kofunika sizasi.


Chitsiru chamunthu ichi, its (Msowoya) just being used like condom. Dont you know Kaliwo is fast pushing you to your own downfall? Disgrace to the ngonde people. You deserve to be stoned to death, bullshit


And he is an honorable speaker? My foot…

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