The Lisiti Langa Promotion has led to more interaction about Valued Added Tax (VAT) and EFD receipts among members of the general public in the country and MRA. This is in addition to participation in the raffle draw.
The Authority's Manager for Marketing Communication Wilma Chalulu said this during the 11th weekly draw of the promotion at Msonkho House in Blantyre on Friday 27 July.
“MRA launched the Lisiti Langa Raffle Draw Promotion to assist in growing a culture of demanding receipts amongst consumers in the country. We have so far received over 700,000 entries and it is encouraging that people are engaging us more on EFDs and VAT,” Chalulu said.
She said apart from the entries, MRA conducted roadshows across all regions of the country where instant prizes were dished out and people were further sensitised to ensure that the EFD receipts which they demand has the right items printed.
“Demanding EFD receipts ensures that the VAT, which we all pay when buying items,is rightly channelled to development initiatives being implemented by Government.
“The prices in our shops include VAT. Therefore, no one should be cheated that buying items without collecting receipts is cheap. It only means that the one selling has pocketed your VAT. This is why we are encouraging the culture of demanding EFD receipts in the promotion,” she said.
One of the winners in the promotion, Lameck Kanyika from Karonga, said he always insists on getting an EFD receipts which he verifies on spot.
“If the shop refuses to give me a receipt, I don’t buy from them,” he said
The Grand Draw for the EFD Lisiti Langa Raffle Promotion will be conducted on August 3, 2018. The grand prize is K2 million, followed by K500,000 and a TV Screen, with K200,000 and an upright fridge being the third prize.
Entries into the promotion are still open and they are done through submission of the serial and receipt numbers of an EFD receipt by just dialling *915*5# for both Airtel and TNM numbers.
BY HENRY MCHAZIME