Goodall rebuffs Chaponda for dragging his name in maizegate:  Malawi  Finance Minister says ‘ I am not guilty’

Finance, Economic Planning and Development   minister Goodall Gondwe has cleared his name in the corruption scandal which threatens to end the political career of Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development George Chaponda.

Goodall Gondwe: My involvement was not supicious like Chaponda

Chaponda on Monday used a radio interview to question why the Finance Minister is not being quizzed in the  Maizegate linking the maize purchase to his name as a stakeholder in alleged underhand dealings.

But Gondwe said in an interview his role was minimal in the whole procurement of maize.

“Our role as ministry of Finance was to issue the LC (Letters of Credit). Even this was not done by us, it was done by the Reserve Bank of Malawi. So the Reserve Bank of Malawi was dealing directly with Admarc (the Agriculture Development and Marketing Corporatio),” he said.

Gondwe said after all he or officials from the ministry of Finance never went to Zambia in the procurement of maize trips.

“We were just interested in the quantity and quality of the maize, that is all,” he said.

His comments come barely days after the presidential commission of inquiry said in its report that it found the conduct of Chaponda, in his dealings with Transglobe, most inappropriate, suspicious and raising of corrupt practices.

Chaponda told the parliamentary inquiry on maize gate that at times he battled with Gondwe over the procurement processes as the Finance minister felt the Agriculture minister was overstepping his feet.

The Minister of Agriclutute  also faces an investigation by the graft busting body, the Anti Corruption Bureau.

Chaponda has reiterated that he was not directly involved in the purchase of maize from Zambia.

The presidential commission of inquiry in its report also  recommended:

  • That the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development should improve on the way it conducts crop estimates, so that the findings of these surveys should not be misleading but facilitate government’s correct and effective response.
  • That government must ensure that the strategic grain reserves under the custody of the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) should always be stocked with a minimum of 75 000 metric tonnes.
  • That government should put in place mechanisms to prevent maize price fixing by a private traders’ cartel.
  • That to the extent that procurement procedures were not followed and contracts were fraudulently entered into by Admarc management, the commission recommends that disciplinary proceedings should be instituted against senior management of Admarc.
  • That Admarc must at all times ensure that corporate governance structures should be adhered to.
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Nels
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The way I see chaponda is guilty and he is glutton people steal but how wicked is he stealing every thing plus trying to destroy information. Didn’t he know the seller has the documents shame on him then where is those maize did it fly? Or chinatayika ngati madzi? Ameneyu musamuphe koma ofunika kumamudula chala chimodzi chimodzi mwezi uli wonse till he die cruel

Mwadala ndizachabe
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Hey it’s very intresting. What about those cowered who were given a piece of nthuli yanyama kukamwa kwawo, to support the evil guy. Where are they now and what are they saying as his supporters. Shame on you. Now the proccess is evoving other people who were hiding, even though they were not mentioned in the report of inquiry. Even you supporters you shall soon be included. Just waite and see. The All Migthy God is at the side of poor and inorncent Malawias to put on open to all who put poor and inorncent Malawians to misery life. Repent… Read more »
phiri
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Firtsly ,chaponda accept that you have plundered k11 billion for maize purchase from zambia and then starting naming other pple involved.

Kuzalanaune?
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Chaponda kuipa nkhope ndimtima womwe Zoona. Kamfuse nzako ngat akudyelera Ku peace resting

The Partriot
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Goodall dont waste time on Chaponda….the commission of inquiry did not mention you!
Chaponda….koma nkhalamba imeneyi!!! Yatienjeza!!

CHAPONDALISM
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Lucius Banda’s song..agwirana kuba ayamba kuwululana..limbikani muyaluke…!!!!!

Ndakuwona
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usalire wabawekha …………… usalire wabawekha …….ihi……wabawekha ihi

Zinenani Zoona
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Nanga moto wawotcha offesi ya Chaponda uwu, mukuti bwanji? Apatu anthuwa akutitengera ku mtoso monga achita ndi nyama ya galu.

Bazzoka
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Midala yakuba kkkk.

Central
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We once said that ”God cannot allow DPP mafias cause misery on us (His people) forever!

Bwanji pamenepo, tsopano He is acting ndipo zayang’ana kungolooooooooooooooo!

Nkhanga zaonaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Sadyekaaaa Chaponda wadyeka ndi………………………………………………………………………!

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