Worldwide Pharmaceuticals Limited were given duty waiver on cement by MRA

Questions have been raised for Worldwide Pharmaceuticals Limited on how they came to import 12000 bags of cement duty-free.

The project for medicinal manufacturing factory which duty waiver was given for cement
The project for medicinal manufacturing factory which duty waiver was given for cement
The project for medicinal manufacturing factory which duty waiver was given for cement

 

MRA’s Msonkho House

However, Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) deputy commissioner of technical customs and excise Abigail Kamwamba  said Worldwide Pharmaceuticals Limited  cement on duty-free status was not on President Peter Mutharika’s TPIN.

She could not give further details.

Nyasa Times has established that Worldwide Pharmaceuticals Limited applied for duty waiver of the cement and were granted because they were carrying huge investment.

“It’s a legitimate transaction but that is not connected to Mutharika’s TPIN,” said an MRA official.

The official said tax lawyer and deputy head of MRA  for revenue Henry Ngutwa would clearly explain the Worldwide Pharmaceuticals Limited duty waiver on their cement.

Ngutwa was not readily available for comment.

The company has a huge project in Lilongwe known as Worldwide Pharma Manufacturing co Ltd constructing a pharmaceutical factory at Kanengo opposite Kapani Complex next to Fertilizer plant .

As such medical industry enjoys tax waivers since many years ago and any pharmaceutical company is allowed to apply for a tax waivers.

Once the project is done, they will be manufacturing Pharma products and reduce imports of medications.

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mchisala
mchisala
7 months ago

What would be the basis of giving a duty-free waiver (DFW) to this foreign company executing an exclusively private project???? If they were given DFW based on corrupt motives they will both (the company and MRA officials) face the music!!

Nebraska
Nebraska
7 months ago

I don’t see any problem

#MyPresident
#MyPresident
7 months ago
Reply to  Nebraska

You are part of the problem if you don’t see any problem. A duty waiver on importation of Cement when we have cement companies in Malawi. It would make sense if the waiver was given on materials that can’t be locally sourced. But this is a problem.

Malawi walero
Malawi walero
7 months ago

If it was duty free then let it gooo dont waist our tym. We need our promised fertilizer of K4495 as you said. If that cement was sold then it was sold to fellow Malawians. Just bring a law so that from now onwards it will be used. 4years remaining and yet you are bxy with these old stories bullshit

Mjomba che binya
Mjomba che binya
7 months ago
Reply to  Malawi walero

@Malawi wa Lero, kamtima lameneka kimati zakale zitayeni tiwononga nazo dziko. A Mphawi tikakagula timaguza tathu ku Joloza kuti tizifunda ndi ana athu komanso azigogo athuwa koma a MRA kutikakamira kuti tilipire nsokho. Awa Cement wambirimbiri nsonkho njeee. Zimatipwetekatu ife. Company imeneyi ilo ikadzayamba kupanga mankhwala dont expect kuti azidzakugulitsani motchipa. If the Tax waiver was given illegally, let them pay every cent and interest too.

A Moya Kamowa
A Moya Kamowa
7 months ago

I remember trying to apply for a duty waiver on a 20ft container of clothes donation to an orphanage will all beneficiaries known letter and documents in order and it was rejected blatantly. Yet cement for a profit making foreign investor was granted worthy billions. And you call that normal? MRA please be ashamed of your answers n responses. Its sad already but you can’t fool me that no money exchanged hands into the pockets of those approving the waivers.
We have been killing ourselves Malawi choking our own throats suffocating for sometime. Lets learn to be patriotic.

Yusuf
7 months ago

So if i buy a bus from South Africa I won’t pay any custom because I will be carrying Malawians…kkkkk you’re funny

One Malawi One Nation
7 months ago

Ok ok. We are watching. Indians are so corrupt and don’t deserve anything in this new republic. We are tired seeing people looting taxes which could have developed our country.

Chalo
7 months ago

There must be follow inquiries if that cement was not sold on the market in Malawi.

Destroyer of liars
7 months ago

On duty waiver I can agree with the explanation given by MRA. There is a schedule in the customs and exercise on duty exemption given to various manufacturing industries. For example Carlsberg Malawi have been importing most of their items duty free due to such provisions in the customs act. If worldwide pharmaceuticals applied for the duty waiver to the Minister of Finance through MRA then there is nothing fishy in their importation of cement duty free.

Waciyawo wangalusa
7 months ago

A pharmaceutical business getting a duty Waiver for construction material?? . Are you insane?? Or you are fucked up upstairs???

New Dawn
New Dawn
7 months ago

No need to swear. Tax incentives for investments are normal to attract investors. If you feel that’s wrong no problem in that. It’s your opinion well noted however Tax Incentives are there for all.

Destroyer of liars
7 months ago

Arguing with empty brain endowed people like you is a total waste of time. I am talking of duty waiver on building materials and not manufacturing duty rebate. Please understand the two and compare and contrast them you blood nincompoop.

Peace
Peace
7 months ago

Now can serious proper investigations be made before people are arrested . The challenge may arise that if you do things. Emotionally, you will be sued and tax payers money will again be lost. So please do things diligently and arrest those that need to be arrested.

Gee
Gee
7 months ago

Eeeeee koma anthu munali pa utendere inu, munafatsa ndithu, tiuzeni zambiri

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