6 TOP OFFICIAL OF TANZANIA REVENUE SUSPENDED OVER 80 BILLION UNCOLLECTED TAX ~ :: Habari Duniani

Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) Commissioner General Rished Bade suspended

President John Magufuli has suspended Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) Commissioner General Rished Bade and immediately appointed Dr Phillip Mpango to act and alongside five other top TRA officials. Dr Mpango, an economist, was the head of planning commission in the President’s Office.
PM Majaliwa when visited Tanzania Port Authority
The suspension follows Prime Minister, Mr Majaliwa Kassim Majaliwa, impromptu tour at Tanzania Port Authority (TPA), where he was welcomed by poor management that hinders the nation to get billion of shilling in revenues.
The PM found out some 350 containers were missing from TRA’s tax ledger but appeared on TPA books.

Bade is suspended alongside five other top TRA officials, including his deputy Lusekelo Mwaseba, as the state orders investigations into Tsh.80 Billion in Tax revenue that could not be accounted for the taxman. Tsh.80 Billion was Tax due from the importation of some 349 containers whose whereabouts could not however be explained by the suspended TRA Officials during a surprise visit to the Dar es Salaam port yesterday by the Prime Minister Majaliwa Kassim.

Top Five officials who were suspended by the Prime Minister

Cusoms Commissioner - Tiagi Masamaki
Head of Customer Service Centre – Habibu Mponezya
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) – Haruni Mpande
Internal Container Deport (ICD) in-charge – Eliachi Mrema
Mr Hamisi Ali Omari whose department was not mentioned.


Prime Minister Mr Majaliwa directed the Inspector General of Police Ernest Mangu to arrecst the TRA officials that he sent home including seizing their passport in the course of investigation.

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