MRA Rewards Ntcheu Communities
The country's tax collecting body, Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) has challenged communities living around border posts to report any suspicious activity of smuggling as the vice threatens tax collection in the country.
MRA's Manager Marketing Communications, Wilma Chalulu told Zodiak Online in Ntcheu when the tax collecting body commissioned a borehole at Kam'bebe village beside planting 600 trees at Kadzakalowa Community Day Secondary School.
"Biriwiri is one of our key border stations and we rely on surrounding communities to make sure we enforce the revenue laws. These communities are there for us as they keep on tipping with information relating to smuggling," said Chalulu.
Chalulu said 3.6 Million Kwacha has been spent on the borehole.
However, Chalulu disclosed that MRA targets to plant 4 Million trees in the country hence setting aside over 2 Million Kwacha for tree planting initiative.
Elufe Tembo of Kam'bebe village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Njolomole said the water point is timely as they were walking long distances to fetch water for domestic use.
"Our lives were in danger as we used to cross the M1 road to draw water at the nearby Biriwiri border. Some people sustained injuries while trying to cross the road fetching the commodity," she said.
Both Group village head Kadzakalowa and Kadzakalowa CDSS Headmaster, Gerem Majamanda committed to taking good care of the trees for their survival.