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MALAWI REVENUE AUTHORITY COMPENSATES ITS FORMER EMPLOYEE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE OMBUDSMAN'S DIRECTION

Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) paid its former employee amounting to Mk13, 935, 888.90 being payment for unfair dismissal.

Late Mr. Davie Mwawa complained to the Ombudsman over the unfair dismissals. In his complaint to the Ombudsman he stated that MRA dismissed him without properly considering his performance and length of service. He alleged that MRA dismissed him at the time he was meeting tax collection targets set by the organization.

In 2015 the Ombudsman held a public inquiry on the matter where MRA stated the complainant was dismissed on incompetence, failure to meet tax collection target. Upon cross examining evidence from both parties and reviewing relevant documents, the Ombudsman concluded that the dismissal was unfairly, the Ombudsman observed that the complainant did not meet monthly target for some months, however, at the time he was dismissed he was meeting targets. And the Ombudsman concluded that MRA committed maladministration, ignored then present performance of the complainant. She categorized the dismissal unfair and ordered MRA to compensate the family of late Davie Mwawa because the complainant died before the inquiry was concluded.

In compliance with the Ombudsman’s direction, MRA issued a cheque amounting to Mk13, 935, 888.90 on 06th  June, 2017 to the administrator of Late Davie Mwawa Estate,  Davie Mwawa Junior. After receiving the cheque, Davie Mwawa Junior thanked the office for “wonderful job and wished it [them] to maintain the spirit.”

 
 
 

 

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