MERA CEO Kamoto sent on forced leave: Probe over K3bn From fuel kitty

Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) board has sent on  force leave CEO Ralph Kamoto and finance director following the investigations on to divert K2.964 billion from the Price Stabilisation Fund (PSF) to buy maize for Admarc.

Kamoto: Mera boss on forced leave

Kamoto: Mera boss on forced leave

AccordIng to Mera board vicechairperson Felisia Kilembe , Kamoto has been sent on forced leave together with director of finance Elias Hausi.

Welton Saiwa , who is director of electricity and renewable energy is now acting Mera CEO.

Kilembe clarified that Kamoto and Hausi have not been suspended but that they have been sent on leave “to pay the way for investigations.”

The Mera board on 24 February 2016 resolved to purchase 10 000 metric tonnes of maize at a cost of K2.964 billion to be sent to Admarc for sale in its markets, according to a letter dated 25 February 2016 from Mera to Secretary to Treasury and copied to Chief Secretary, Office of the President and Cabinet and Mera board chair Dingiswayo Jere.

But  Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe said the decision was illegal and disclosed that the matter was being investigated, claiming Treasury did not authorise the payment .

Under the Public Finance Management Act, government has no mandate to use money without the authorisation of Parliament except in very special cases.

The PSF is an account that accumulates funds from fuel sales meant to cushion any rises in fuel products that would raise inflation.

According to Kilembe, Mera has not yet refunded the money in the PSF as ordered by Treasury.

Kamoto and Hausi could not immediately comment.

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Temwa
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Temwa
1 month 1 day ago

A Eli mavuto awo anayamba chifukwa cha ex-fiancee, kuba konseku nkuti ex aziona kuti anataya yotentha, zimachokela patalitu zinthuzi. Nde poti kwathu kuno mental breakdown si matenda. Pitani ku joni mukaonane ndi ma psychologists nthawi inakalipo, olo pa CoM pomwepa Chiwoza akakuthandizani. Nanga ndalama zonsezo kumaombezabe? Nanunso a fiancee, mkwiyo wa inu akuzunzika nawo ndi amalawi mma ofesimu – like hiltler on jews because one of them gave him siphilisi.

Sokosa
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Sokosa
1 month 3 days ago

A Kilembe muyang’anenso procurement ya office security system inapanga bwanji after board italestsa. You will get a full picture of the cartel from there – imadutsila ku IT uku, kudutsa ku procurement uku kenako finace – ma big enawo amangoyuzidwa chabe, namatetule wake ndi wazachuma uyu mwapumikayu. Mdala wazidya za mera uyu, macheke kunamizila state house atakonza kale ma line kumeneko. Dzaoneni ma account a wana kuno ku new building society.

Will
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Will
30 days 15 hours ago

aah! IT yapanso nde ya fegi ya fegi! kupha ma virus ndi kulumikiza projector basi, kwinaku nde kumapanga delete ma records a zintchito za umbanda mu saver. Nanga ma qualification ake akuti Statistics in Population Science nde IT imeneyo? Olo website yomweyi mpakana outsourcing :):):). Ife timadabwa komwe alowa ntchito abwana nanunso mumakalembedwa komweko – imakhala yokaphimba umbava ndi umbanda eeh?

Costly Gochisale
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Costly Gochisale
1 month 3 days ago

Lhomwe government

Angoni
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Angoni
1 month 3 days ago

Get the bastard Kamoto behind bars. As learned as he is how can he bypass Parliament to release money to buy maize. And what assurance is there that this is not the only amount he released? He may be funding his uncle party using tax payers money. He must go and locked behind bars.

What goes comes around. You terrorized your juniors and seniors every where you worked-PCC, MRA

Henje
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Henje
1 month 3 days ago

HAUSI kukonda akazi too much.Kodi chimakhala chani amuna ena mbolo kumangoyenda nazo mmanja.Uyu Hausi ndalama zambiri wagulira ma farm.Zina anamangira zibwenzi nyumba ndi magalimoto.Mkazi wako wosalakwa kungomugaira matenda ndithu.Zibwenzi mu Lilongwe,Mzuzu,Blantyre,Kasungu ndi Zambia chabe.Kodi chibwenzi chako china chimagwira ku Polytechnic Martha Sambani chikuyendabe chifukwa mumakondanatu kuposa mkazi wako.Nanga achina Gladys,Mary Charity mukudyanabe? Akazi akuti amakukonda chifukwa cha Ndalama za ku MERA akuti siumira osati ma looks ayi.Koma Hausi ukamafuna kunyenga uzisankhako akazi wooneka bwino.Zibwenzi zako zonse nkhwangwa zokhazokha.Mubwere ku Nkhatabay takusowanitu kwambiri tidye nawo za MERA.Bola osalowa nazo Ku Maula dzuwa likuswa mtengo.

Mhura
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Mhura
1 month 3 days ago

…..ameneyu si uja anabetsa hilux ya kampani ya nyuwani ikuyendetsa sidechick ku area 49? Kenako kuwaimbila a police za theft yo. A police kubwela mkufunsa za foni inagwilitsidwa poimbayo as part of evidence iwo mkumati ma foni onse apita ndi galimoto. hmmm? galimoto ija koma inabedwadi kapena zinali zopangana ndi sidechick?

Jailosi
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Jailosi
1 month 2 days ago

Mtekama anagopukusa mutu – ati koma mbava iyi

Charumwananga
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Charumwananga
1 month 3 days ago

There was a board resolution and it the duty of the operative to see to that its carried out . They are trying every thing to get rid of Kamoto, they will but the country will pay a very heavy price in compensations . Even in this time of cashgates, I do not think the operatives acted on their own

chimpeni james
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1 month 3 days ago

kkkk. Mera is also ADMARC!!!!!! we need prayers…eeeh many people will die this year from CARDIAC arrest basi…kkkkkk

chodziwadziwa Bsc (Poly), Msc, PhD (Oxon)
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chodziwadziwa Bsc (Poly), Msc, PhD (Oxon)
1 month 3 days ago

Kamoto a victim of circumstances. You wanted to play it clean but the chief of the corruption bureau has burnt your fingers. You have a vast experience Mr Kamoto look for jobs elsewhere not being used and abused by these politicians.

Malawi
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Malawi
1 month 3 days ago

One finger pointing at Kamoto yet the remaining four are pointing at them.
If our Lord Jesus was to invite all these elite, rich and powerful to pick a stone and throw it at Kamoto none will I challenge them.
There is cash gate competition in this Country and jelousy among the cashgaters.
All this is affecting poor Malawians.

Komatu zizaululika. Chances are being given. God is not deaf. He is hearing and seeing the pain.
You are in those positions to help us not abuse .
All these fights are because of dyera ena asasolole.

Achimidzimidzi
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Achimidzimidzi
1 month 3 days ago

Musatipusitse. Give us the details of the payments.
My opinion is that all the payments were made according to instructions because these two Ralph Kamoto and the finance director are not stupid.

Am 100% sure that they know the difference between ADMARC and MERA and their corporate objectives.
You are lying madam chairperson.

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