Chaponda fails to submit assets details: Malawi powerful minister hitting headlines for wrong reasons

Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development George Chaponda continue to make headlines for wrong reasons. He is the only minister yet to update his declared assets and liabilities to the  Office of the Director of Public Officers Declarations.

Chaponda: Assets details not updated

Chaponda: Assets details not updated

Under the law, public officers are supposed to update records of their assets and liabilities each financial year. The period for making the updates is between July 1 and 31.

But Chaponda, a lawyer by training, has not complied to the law on assets by not sending the updated details.

Failure to declare assets within the prescribed period attracts dismissal from office upon recommendation of the Office of the Director of Public Officers Declarations while public officers who submit inaccurate or false information face conviction and disqualification from holding any public office for seven years, according to Section 21 of the Declaration of Assets Act.

Section 18 (1) of the Act states: “A listed public officer who, without reasonable cause, fails to submit the required declaration within the time determined by this Act shall, subject to the Constitution and any other written law, be liable to be dismissed from the public office.”

Chaponda is said to have accumulated a lot of  unprecedented wealth since he has been in cabinet.

President Peter Mutharika and Vice-President Saulos Chilima and members of Parliament (MPs), according to director of Public Officers Declaration Christopher Tukula, have updated their records.

Malawi introduced the assets declaration law among public officers to check against abuse of office and accumulation of wealth through dubious means.

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19 thoughts on “Chaponda fails to submit assets details: Malawi powerful minister hitting headlines for wrong reasons”

  1. novirikana says:

    the chosen one, malawis next president…

  2. Alfred Minjo says:

    Koma ndiye muli naye chifukwa ndi mangawatu ndi mkuluyi…….

  3. Fisi Nicholas Harry says:

    Koma ngati mtima wa aChaponda umafanana ndi kuchigama kwao, ndiye kuti ali ndi mtima wokakala kwambiri. Just take another look at his face in this picture to see what I mean guys.

  4. police poly says:

    We have ministers who think they are above the law. And we hear he aspires to be president. President my big foot……

  5. be humane says:

    in mamamembala a Malawi Crocodiles Party (MCP) kutukwana ayi achewa a gule inu. Please grow up

  6. Zuze says:

    I am bull dozer! fwefwefwefwe.

  7. Fisi Dausi says:

    The president and his vice have updated their records but Chaponda can’t be arsed! Who does he think he is. A destroyer of the stupid federation or what?

  8. Gogodasi says:

    Green Muheya, what do you mean by saying “Chaponda a Lawyer by training”? Are there other people who become Lawyers through other means without training? This is poor construction of a sentence in English. If you simply said Chaponda who is a Lawyer.. bla bla bla every reader would have understood it more clearly. Which literature books did you read when you were in secondary school? I don’t want to talk about college, because your writing style and level of English reveals that you never went to college.

    1. Fisi Nicholas Harry says:

      ‘This is poor construction of a sentence in English’ ….I also find this not academic writing. Probably if you could put it this way: this is poor English sentence construction.

      1. Alain says:

        “Lawyer/Doctor/whatever profession by training” is a commonly used phrase to describe someone’s formal training (especially where their current profession differs to that of their previous one). Nothing wrong with the English here. Here’s an example used by the BBC:

      2. novirikana says:

        calm down hyena..

  9. MISUKU BOY says:

    This man resembles MIKE TYSON are u related or you were once a BOXER
    Thanks to education

  10. chakuzanja says:

    mbava izi-this automatically shows how weak our government is plus its leadership-FOOLISH.

  11. This ziphwisi minister is aspiring to be Malawi president one day, za ziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Umbava basi.

  12. kabanthira says:

    koma ndiyetu zavutapo chumachi ndichamagazi eti, mulekeleni he has nothing to do with cashgate but PONDAGATE kikikkkkkkkkk

  13. mchisala says:

    Both Chaponda and Mutharika have failed to impress Malawians as individuals trained in law by the brevity of their understanding of the law, conduct and utterances!

  14. The Patriot says:

    No one is above the Law , right?

  15. sabata says:

    Bwana wamkulu Chaponda kikikikikik

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