The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has stopped Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) from recruiting Revenue Officers.
A notice from ACB to MRA dated April 15 and issued by ACB Director General Reyneck Matemba stopping the recruitment exercise, says the bureau is investigating an alleged offence under the Corrupt Practices Act which might have been committed in the recruitment process.
The notice is addressed to the tax collector’s Commissioner General.
“Take notice that you shall not without my written consent or otherwise deal with any recruitment processes in relation to any employment of, or proceed with any offer of employment in respect of positions of Revenue Officers currently underway at the Malawi Revenue Authority including offers of employment already made in this regard,” reads the notice in part.
Matemba confirmed issuing the notice, saying the bureau has stopped the process because they received a complaint regarding the process.
“The notice is coming from the bureau. It is authentic and has been served to the [MRA] Commissioner General. We received a complaint at the bureau on how the recruitment process is being conducted,” he said.
MRA’s Director of Corporate Services Steven Kapoloma asked for more time to consult the authority’s lawyer before commenting on the development.