Malawi customs boss, deputy fired

Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) director general James Phiri and his deputy Ralph Kamoto has been dismissed from their positions in a surprise move that sparked fears of political maneouvering by government.

Phiri, who has been the Customs chief since his predecessor Ernest Mtingwi whose contract was prematurely terminated on November 2, 2004 when it should have run until December 2006, has since been replaced, Nyasa Times has established.

The new head of the tax collecting body is named as Lyed Muhula.

MRA deputy director Kamoto has also been removed from his position in what government insiders said was a routine exercise.

In another development, government has also moved one of the Mizwanya TVM programme contributor, Edward Sawerengela who was heading National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA).

Sawelengela has been redeployed to Malawi Social Action Fund.

Nyasa Times

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