Nandolo under probe for ‘exercising ministerial powers’

Suspended Blantyre City Council (BCC) Chief executive officer (CEO) Ted Nandolo is being investigated on allegations that he was exercising ministerial powers in executing some of his duties.

Suspended Blantyre City Council CEO Ted Nandolo

Suspended Blantyre City Council CEO Ted Nandolo

Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development suspended Nandolo three weeks ago with no pay .

The ministry is carrying investigations into  allegations that Nandolo was implementing salary increments without following required procedures.

The letter of suspension dated March 24 2015 and signed by former principal secretary for Local Government and Rural Development, Kester Kaphaizi, said Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Trasizio Gowelo raised concerns regarding Nandolo’s conduct to approve and implement the salary adjustments.

“The decision you made has serious consequences more especially where it has been observed that as chief executive officer you actually exercised the powers of the minister without authority.

“I, therefore, wish to advise that in exercise of the powers vested in him by the Local Government (amendment) Act Number 17 of 2010, section 6(2), the Honourable Minister has directed that you be suspended from exercising the powers and functions of your office with immediate effect,” reads the letter.

Nandolo, however, said the salary implementation was done while he was away to Vietnam on duty and the office had to adjust the salaries to suppress an impending strike.

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nyavizwazwa
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Anthu wozolowera kuzunza anthu amatero. Kuwonjedzera malipiro a anthu sikulakwa konse. Koma funsa nalo, kodi nthawi yonseyi a Nandolo akhala ali CEO wa city of Blantyre bwanji amangoyang’ana osakwedza malipilo a anthu?

Pa Malawi
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This is not surprising for people coming from Zomba. Ted Nandolo is from Zomba proper and we know many people from Zomba who are in the same situation.

Phylord Sefasi
Guest

Nondolo yemweyo kuti wawawa…..!

syamboza
Guest

Za ndale DPP chakachatha no In second year show us what you have done kungobwera kudzakwatila basi

mayankho anga
Guest

Iwe minister, it seems suganizira anthu omwe ali pansipako. Nandolo sanalakwe and he portrays that amakonda anthu omwe akuwayang’anira and he doesn’t want to have a lion’s share, but thinks about his subordnates. Mwakhwana a Nandolo, and I think mutatimukhale a pulesidenti dziko lathu la Malawi anthu osauka, komanso omaba kaamba kochepa malipilo zitha kukhala mbiri ya makedzana. Chitani manyazi a minister!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

True patriot
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If that is the case behind Nandolo’s suspension,then you must suspend all husbands because they excise presidential powers in their homes as well.

A.kamwendo
Guest

Wamaganizo abwino anenepo mbari yake nandolo sangango mpekela nkhani

Mnunkhaludzu
Guest

This should be a lesson to the Ministry of Local Government. While we could blame or condemn Nandolo for implementing the salary increments without seeking ministerial approval, the whole, the Act need to be revised to accommodate autonomy of councils to implement some changes in line with their financial muscles or capacity.

chatonda
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There is no evidence of stealing as most of you the other officers are known of. He was not available when the implementation took place. He was away to Vietnam, Why cant you prove him first before sacking him?

mwana mulopwana
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I think we need more of Nandolo caliber in our country , we don’t need people to raise alarm in a form of strike

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