Nac-gate: Bisika suspension extended as Global Fund ask Malawi Aids Commission to explain

The National Aids Commission (NAC) has told the Parliamentary Committee on HIV and Nutrition that it did not approve funding for the National Investigations Bureau (NIB) and defended its cash donation to First Lady Gertrude Mutharika’s Beautify Malawi (Beam) Trust and Mulhako wa Alhomwe.

NAC boss Thomas Bisika: Suspended

NAC boss Thomas Bisika: Suspended

The  commission’s acting executive director, Davie Kalomba, told the committee that NIB) through its director Nicholous Dausi also asked NAC for the funding but was not given.

He said they did not give the money because it did not qualify.

Kalomba down played assertions that Beam Trust and Mulhako wa Alhomwe got oney from NAC to fund activities that have nothing to do with the fight against HIV and Aids.

Meanwhile, the commission informed that the Global Fund has asked NAC to explain why organisations that are not directly involved in the Aids fight recently got funding from the commission.

The Global Fund is the major donor in the fight against Aids, tuberculosis and malaria in the country.

According to Weekend Nation which first revealed on the ‘Nac-Gate’ scandal, NAC board chairperson Mara Kumbweza Banda told the committee that an audit report which led to the suspension of the commission’s executive director, Dr Thomas Bisika, has been released and is currently in the hands of Chief Secretary to Government George Mkondiwa and the Attorney General for possible action

“The suspension period for Dr. Bisika was extended to another month as investigations started late and we were informed that the report was out and with the Attorney General and the Chief Secretary,” Kumbweza Banda said as quoted by the paper.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Please share this Article if you like Email This Post Email This Post

More From the World

newest oldest most voted
Notify of

Bisika is a victim of office politics. there are many high ranking officers on acting positions and most of these decisions being leveled against him have been done while he is on forced leave. Alipo amene akufunidwa pa mpando wononawu. The truth will eventually avail itself. Only time tells.


Bingu must surely be laughing at his brother!


It should be made illegal for anyone to solicit funds from NGO’s, non-profit organizations, statutory corporations and the like.

Richard Pankomera

When you eat these ndalama za masiye, there are people out there who are in dire need of ARVs!!! Literally we should have empathy for those who die of HIV/AIDS , most of them are the disadvantaged poor!! I did not like the remarks of Kabwila!! Can we be sensitive please along the issues of HIV/AIDS!! Peter Mutharika and the company erred to obtain money from NAC. But also it appears NAC has money , it does not know what to do with the money?

Peter Mathanyula Wakuba
Peter Mathanyula Wakuba

As long as the NAC purse is in the hands of Malawians whose appointment is amenable to political manipulation this shit will go on.


leaders are in forefront making malawians poor bcoz of their selfishness and selfcentredness.


Things are not adding up. We need to look at this issue carefully. The First Lady has a right to fund raise. We know the First Lady was planning to mainstream HIV in her work. We can not blame Bisika for giving money to BEAM. Are you sure you could have refused to honour this request if you were in Bisika’s shoes. Yakula ndi jealous apa. Many people want mpando wa Bisika. Kapena tikuchuleni?

cash gate

nkhaniyi angobweza ndalamazo, zinalakwika kuti mai athu a pfuko lino anakapeleka kalata ku bungwe la NAC yopempha ndalama, bungwe la NAC ndilofunikanso chithandizo, ingobwezani ndalamazo


College of Medicine Administrators shd also b investigated on how they use NAC money,whch is meant for studnts’ fees.Many of the Administrators r building mansions using NAC money.


Nkhani iyi yatopesa. Let us forget and move on. Meanwhile our donors akutiwonerera usilu wathu. I am surprised that Bisika has remained quiet when there many questions being asked that require his answers and that of the President.


Much as you want to cover up for BEAUTIFY Malawi damage has already been done. You heard it straight and right from the horse’s mouth that money received by BEAUTIFY Malawi Trust which the Patron catigorically is said that the money would not be refunded. Don’t play naive games here else the credibility of the Trust will be to the dogs. A well meaning Trust will be joperdised.

More From Nyasatimes