Staff at Malawi Revenue Authority  finally speak out 

Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) staff from offices in districts and units operating along the borders of the country have finally come out to reveal about pathetic working conditions, tribalism and nepotism that the former ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) harshly perpetuated at the organisation over all the years it was in power.

Malawi Revenue Authority top brass
MRA Commissioner General Tom Malata

However, the DPP  has dimissed the claims.

But confirmed minutes from a scheduled meeting between a workers group and MRA management, that  Nyasa Times has in possession, authenticate information gathered from the actual tax collectors.

“Previous engagement efforts by staff representatives for the commissioner general to address work challenges have failed to yield positive results,” read the minutes.

Some MRA staff that regularly conduct patrols in between districts say much as they collect billions for Malawi their working environment is pathetic as conditions of offices, furniture and cars in use have deteriorated.

Although the minutes show that commissioner general Tom Malata was taking notes about their concerns for himself, the only thing seen by their management was the haste in promoting customs staunch DPP cadets Patrice Ntilatila and Bannet Meke to become managers rising up from junior ranked officers. This took place during the election week.

The two openly campaign for the DPP in rallies and also social media disregarding an order from the Office of the President and Cabinet that reminded officials in public service not to get involved in politics or risk termination from service.

A breakdown of the tax bull’s management  shows that over 90 percent of the positions are allocated based on party allegiance and tribal lines favouring Lhomwe’s from Mulanje, Thyolo, Phalombe, Zomba and Chiradzulu disregarding a standing Human Resource Policy.

“Whilst interviews undertaken by organisations are designed to address fairness and foster independence in selection, internal interviews within MRA are premeditated to rubberstamp tribal partners and party loyalist,” they were also saying this in reference to an action by Anti-Corruption Bureau that stopped recruitment of 100 people who were accused of not attending interviews.

“The way MRA bosses operate proves that it is a harbour for party zealots and tribalists masquerading as tax professionals. The epitome of all this is deputy commissioner general Roza Mbilizi whose special team has for years inflicted pain to staff from other districts, regions and those suspected not to support DPP,” they said.

But still DPP’s spokesperson Nicholas Dausi, whose child was to be employed by MRA without job interviews, says false rumours are likely to be strife about the party following election results but Malawians are wise enough to know the truth.

He refused to take more questions.

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winstonmsowoya
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winstonmsowoya

JAMES PHIRI YOU MUST BE A LUNATIC FOOL WHO DOES NOT COMPREHEND HUMAN RIGHTS.TUMBUKAS ARE PART OF MALAWI AND VERY BRIGHT PEOPLE THAT YOU CAN NOT COMPETE WITH THEM IF YOU ARE EATING RATS AND DANCING NYAU.

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Gabor

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Grace

The people of our land. I usually do not comment on such issues on this forum. What the MRA staff presented here is a fine image of what has been happening in our ministry. This is none other than the famous ministry of health. We have these 2 Mulhakhos in the ministry- that’s Dan namarika and his home boy Andrew likaka. We have suffered untold misery all these years. Dan was brought in as the ps from the private sector. Andrew was promoted to the position of director from p5 position after snatching several sections from nursing dept and planning… Read more »

George Victor
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True one day we ppeople from the North are going to rule this country…ndife anthu a nzeru osaopa kanthu

Chosadziwa
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Much I know about people from the Northern Malawi is that most of them are hard workers and educated and if you can track them you will notice that they genuinely passed job interviews. The problem we have is that we don’t want to accept that these people are far much a head of us in terms of literacy levels that is why all government existed in Malawi have tried to oppress this region so that the numbers for educated people should much with the rest of the regions. In southern region and central region literacy levels have been very… Read more »

mbite
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mbite

Concentrate on the topic which is here which MRA staffs have raised, they are talking of lomwelisation of MRA because lomwes had power, northerners have never had power before, so dont talk of things which dont connect them

Kuunika
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Truth basi

George Victor
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koma Christina Khondiwa nde wanenedwansotu bwanji abale inu aku MRA tatiuzeni zoona tamuona kwambiri mma social media mu…

Holla
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Holla

You ask them why they blocked nyasatimes at mra network ? Employees can’t access nyasatimes while using mra network? It was blocked

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Nicholous

Dausi wayankhula chiyani wangovomeleza kutitimabera aMalawi

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lameki
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Go to Judiciary and many other Organisations, you will see its only Northerners there including watchmen and receptionist. It was also the same during Kamuzu time, Chewas filled most posts. This is a huge Malawian connundrum. We need to heal not point fingers

Cairo
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Cairo

I agree with u Lameki, that is exactly the order of the day. I remember, one Minister from the north was responsible for Irrigation and Water development, the entire Tikwele house was full of a Tumbuka, nobody else, apart from one cleaner. So, here u will c, the MCP will do the same. During MCP, Reserve Bank was full of pple from Dedza and Kasungu.

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Mtumbuka

Point of correction please, northerner are people from the north side of Malawi while tumbuka is one of the tribes found in the north side of Malawi. They are so many tribes tumbuka is one of them, and others in few are Tonga nkhatabay mzimba the ngoni’s karonga the nkhonde whilst chitipa is carrying more than 13 languages and tribes for example ndali , nyika . Don’t ever lie again to the world 😂 😂😂 that tumbuka tribe stands for Northerners. It’s just our tribe and is rumphi as small as it….

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Including all, I mean all NON GOVT. ORG.[NGOs] posts in Malawi are occupied by the Northerners.

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