Malawi Parliament moves in to probe maizegate

Officials from parliamentary committee on agriculture will from next Wednesday start a parallel inqury into how Admarc bought the now suspicious 100000 metric tonnes of maize.

DPP MP Chidanti Malunga: Parallel inquiry

The chairman of the Agriculture Committee of Parliament Dr  Jospeh Chidanti Malunga has said the parallel maizegate inquiry will work  toget to the bottom of the matter.

“We will summon officials from the Malawi Revenue Authority, ministry of Finance and Admarc,” said Malunga.

This comes at a time when some quarters of Malawians have expressed a vote of no confidence in the President Peter Mutharika appointed commission of inquiry.

Malunga said the committee would work with the commission and Consumers Association of Malawi who are also investigating how Admarc bought the maize from Zambia.

The civil society organisations have been putting pressure on Mutharika to fire Agricultuire minister George Chaponda and suspend Admarc CEO Foster Mulumbe on allegations of corruption on the procurement of the maize.

Chaponda and Mulumbe have rejected the allegations.

The commission of inquiry is expected to to finish its job on January 31.

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4 thoughts on “Malawi Parliament moves in to probe maizegate”

  1. Jekete says:

    We need results in these investigations. Once wrong doing is detected, the culprits should immediately be prosecuted to show our seriousness to fight corruption in the country. Why after the painful wounds of cash gate some selfish guys don’t show remorse? Why do they continue to hurt the suffering Malawians?

  2. Do our Mps read Nyasatimes? If they do please hear this: go to Malawi Embassy in Lusaka or summon Pisho Nkhwazi. He has been going around with Chaponda, Mulumbe and some officials from Admarc and ministry of Agriculture. This Pisho Nkhwazi will reveal where n how the maize was acquired. Don’t say u didn’t interview crucial witnesses.

  3. Chambe says:

    Do these parallel investigations have legal mandates and can witnesses be subpoenaed to give evidence? If not, what if people refuse, wouldn’t it be a futile costly exercise? If they say they want to work with the Commission of Inquiry then on what legal mandated capacity?

  4. Prof. Malawimotobuuu!! says:

    One of the worst national assemblies ever existed. Its not only maizegate. Probe the following

    1. cashgate of MK577 billion? Why reduced to 366 billion?

    2. Rotten ministers involved in cashgate not only 7??

    3. Tractorgate

    4.Nepotism

    5. Sex midnight non performers ministers

    6. Collpasing economy

    7. Closure of universities

    8. Hunger

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