Police in the commercial city of Blantyre have arrested Managing Director of Fadeth Furniture for threatening to shoot officials of Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) with a gun.
Confirming the development, MRA spokesperson Steven Kapoloma said the incident happened on November 25.
” Our officials were on duty on that day, to check if people are really using the EFD around Blantyre but they were unable to check at Fadeth Furniture because the owner threatened them with his rifle. ”
Reacting on the matter, MRA involved the police who have arrested Chirwa,” said Kapoloma. Chirwa is yet to appear in court to answer charges of threatening officials of MRA contrary to section 51 of Value Added Tax (VAT).
MRA introduced EFD to ensure collection of VAT on goods and services in the country.
The machine summarizes sales transaction of the day before sending the data to MRA main server.