Mulumbe, Kantonga to know fate May 17: Admarc ‘maizegate’ probe concludes

The fate of suspended Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) Foster Mulumbe will be known this Wednesd as a special committee which was hearing the matter will deliver its verdict.

Suspended Admarc CEO Foster Mulumbe: Waiting for verdict

The Admarc board on April 3 announced its decision to suspend Mulumbe alongside Director of Operations Feckson Kantonga following recommendations by a commission of inquiry instituted by President Peter Mutharika and another by Parliament.

The special committee— which is being headed by board member Ken Ndanga—was scheduled to present its findings to the board by April 21, but  Admarc Board Chairperson James Masumbu disclosed that the committee communicated that it needs 20 more days to finish its job.

Masumbu has said the special task force has concluded its job and that the verdict, on whether they were wrong or not, would be pronounced on Wednesday.


The special committee also includes three other board members and a representative each from the Department of Statutory Corporations, Department of Human Resource Management and Development, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development.

The suspended CEO is facing four charges of performing duties in an unsatisfactory and inefficient manner, or neglecting or omitting to perform the same contrary to regulation 16(b) of Admarc conditions of service.

Mulumbe is also being charged with failing to conduct due diligence before contracting with Zambia Cooperative Federation, (ZCF) contrary to regulation 117 of the Public Procurement regulations. The third charge is disregarding standing operating instructions relevant to appointment contrary to regulation 16(e) of Admarc conditions of service.

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chaponda mchimanga

Anthu oipa inu a lomwe. anthu onzunza inu a lomwe. Koma tsiku lina Mulungu akadzti zisinthe palibe yemwe adzakane. Mudzaona momwe dziko limakhalira.


KANTONGA paja unazunza ujeni chifukwa chamkazi ndikumupanga demote kumupatsa mpando oyenera zizukulu zake.AKUCHOTSE.Inenso ndinathawa mbola zake zomwezi.Malipiro umakana kupanga aprove kuti akwezedwe.Date yalero District Manager kumakalandira ngati accounts assistant wa ku Rab Processors? Guard whom u trust with a gun to protect Admarc property mukumapatsa 24pin.Atani naye? Clerk wa zaka 49 plus zizukulu 35pin pa mwezi.BOLA KUMAKALIMATU.INU NDALAMA MKUMASUNGA M,MATUMBA MWANU ,MXIEWWWWWWWW

Dr Patricia Akweni

The face of Mulumbe and Chaponda speak of nothing but cruelty and mafiasm hence requiring elimination fro Malawi population


Whatever verdict shall be the guys are already rich and cannot worry about it.

chatonda Mvula
please when you fire someone on corrupt charges, that is not the end. The next step is to make sure the person is goes to court through police cell and them prove himself guilty or innocent. If you just fire, then stop there, that is being silly because there is no reason to fire the person instead. Malawi is in a bad name because of Chaponda and Mulumbe and it is strange to see them eating at home todate. Do we have working laws really? I am sure we have the laws but will start working and using them in… Read more »

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