During the visit, the Commissioner General was accompanied by MRA Administration Manager Lovewell Mwikho and FAST Manager for the Central Region Ganyavu Nthara.
At the camp, the CG thanked the community through Village Headman Chimutu, for their vigilance to protect public property when the MRA camp was attacked.
He said the act was a clear message from the community that they are not going to allow any exploitation by smugglers.
The delegation also visited Mchinji Police Station and held a meeting with senior officers there who were led by Station Officer Senior Superintendent James Mpezeni. The CG hailed the partnership that MRA has with the Malawi Police Service and commended the station for professionally handling the matter.
The Commissioner General has committed that the Authority will continue to increase engagements with communities along the border and players in the business sector to ensure more compliance to tax laws.
Taxpayers can also obtain information and guidance on importation of goods and any tax issues by calling MRA Call Centre on 672 for free.
Smuggling is a serious offence under the Customs & Excise Act. Besides depriving the Government of revenue for public investment and services, smuggling distorts market prices thereby robbing local businesses of fair competition. With time, this malpractice leads to the collapse of local industries.