Information sourced by faceofmalawi indicates that the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) is hunting for one of the Chilima movement members Richard Makondi over tax issues.

According to information at hand, MRA is accusing Makondi of getting a contract to supply conductors valued at K392, 340,000 to Malawi Rural Electrification Programme (Marep) Phase Eight from July 2016 to June 2017.

The MRA letter dated June 8 2018, states that Makondi did not remit tax from the purchase of the materials.

“Following this determination, K156,936,000.00 has been determined as taxable income which has been added back to the previous taxable income, thereby adjusting the tax payable upwards to K94,049,600.00 which is inclusive of penalties,” reads part of the letter signed by Audit and Inspection Manager for Blantyre Domestic Taxes Department Mike Chipolo.

But Makondi has accused MRA of cooking up charges.

“I bid for this contract but I did not win. In other words, I was not awarded the contract and, therefore, I did not evade any taxes as claimed. My lawyer has already written MRA to find out what they are trying to say; they are confusing me with someone,” Makondi was quoted as saying in one of the local daily papers.

On Wednesday, MRA also invaded the house of DPP Youth Director Lewis Ngalande and tried to impound three vehicles.

MRA accused Ngalande of evading tax in the three vehicles.

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