Malawi govt suspends Aids Commission boss

National Aids Commission (NAC) executive director Thomas Bisika has been sent on forced leave by Malawi government effective Monday, October 6 2014, Chief Secretary George Mkondiwa confirmed.

According to published report, Bisika has been sent on forced leave to pave way for investigations, which government is yet to make public.

NAC boss Thomas Bisika: Suspended

NAC boss Thomas Bisika: Suspended

The decision was recommnended by NAC executive board, which met on Tuesdayin Lilongwe.

“We received communication from the NAC board that Bisika should be on a month-long leave. The reasons they gave are that he is being investigated on some issues in relation to his line of work and we thought it wise to suspend him until the investigations are over,” said Mkondiwa as quoted by The Nation on October 8.

According to the daily newspaper, Miriam Mangochi, a former NAC employee currently at Ministry of Health, is tipped to replace Bisika in an interim capacity until his fate is decided

Former president the late Bingu wa Mutharika appointed Bisika as executive director in September 2010

Before joining NAC, Bisika worked as health system adviser to the World Health Organisation (WHO) based in Abuja, Nigeria.  He also worked as programme specialist for the United Nations Population Fund.

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Looks like there two schools of thought in all this Bisika fiasco. If indeed he did some things clandestinely and is found guilty, regardless, of whether he left a job elsewhere, Bisika will have to face the consequence. But if its a way if creating a post of some Malopa, then we are in for trouble.

George Lihoma.

Amai ine mwana wakwathu ku filii mailosi ku Namilongo.


Just to put things in perspective, the basic salary of a Chief Executive at NAC is over K4m per month excluding othe perks such has medical, housing, fuel, children education etc, now calculate how much he will be paid on his remaining 3years contract! I know those who want Bisika out don’t care bcoz the money will not come from their pockets! Ladies and gentlemen do we have to lose over K300,000,000 just to have Bright Malopa take over as Chief Executive at NAC?

Gift Mpeni

Guys, The positive comments about Thomas are coming too late. The damage has already been done. Have you ever seen a suspended CEO being reinstated in Malawi? Thomas wapita basi. He must forget about NAC and think about another institution. Rivers don’t flow up stream, ngakhale kukhwimako, he is not coming back. Mwagundika’tu painting a rosy picture about Bisika, kkkkk

eye eye

Damage control is part of life…..kkkkkkkk

Open Letter to His Excellency Prof Arthur Peter Muntharika: Dear Your Excellency I hope this letter will get you in good health as our leader which I will always personally anticipate to be that way.I decided to write you this letter your excellency much with regard to the suspension of The Executive Director of National AIDS Commission Dr Thomas Bisika by the NAC Board which we understand has been under pressure from OPC which we also understand OPC has been under pressure from your office mainly from your Advisor Mr Bright Malopa. Just to bring history that NAC is as… Read more »
NAC is an organization that follows the principles of humanity and the only person who has run NAC following this path is non other than Dr Thomas Bisika. Our understanding with regard to this matter is that there are a few NAC former employees whose contracts expired and were not renewed and just because of this they decided to spread lies to the press and also to the DPP through Bright Malopa so that Dr Bisika should get fired.Bisika is clean and he is a professional who believes in transparency and openeness and by trying to remove Dr Bisika from… Read more »
Na Wonder

If your intention is to implicate innocent souls by writing their name on your positing, you shall be punished by the Most Hight God. Never do such evil thing again because you never know, you may put innocent people in problems and curse will be upon you always.

Its a pity that the DPP Govt under the leadership of APM could sink so low and allow the suspension of this great man Dr Thomas Bisika. This man had a great job at the United Nations and EU and he sacrificed those high positions in order to serve Malawians and today just because of mabodza from former NAC employees Paul Lupiya,Francis Thawani,Owen Banda including the coward Bright Malopa mpaka Dr Bisika achosedwe ntchito? It will be a grave mistake is OPC writes that letter to Dr Bisika because Malawi Govt will lose millions and millions of money as compensation… Read more »

Dr. Thomas Bisika is the best Malawian we have dealt with here at the Centers for Disease Control. Losing him as our best contact in Malawi in the fight against AIDS is regrettable and may affect our future programs with Malawi. We hope he will be reinstated as soon as possible.


Bisika is simply the best NAC boss we could have at this time. He is young, intelligent and very hard working. He has attracted aid from Global fund, World Bank, ADB and bilateral agreemets with governments in order to get aid for Malawi in the fight against AIDS. Then what happens? The Malopas of this world want hm to be pulled down. What a shame for Malawi.

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