PS Chimwemwe Banda in ‘contempt of Parliament’

Ministry of Information, Tourism and Culture Principal Secretary Chimwemwe Banda on Tuesday refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament to respond to Treasury minutes.

Chimwemwe Banda: Refuses to appear before parliament

Chimwemwe Banda: Refuses to appear before parliament

Banda, one of the most powerful women in government, and other officials from the ministry were summoned to explain the loss of about K15 million as part of its oversight role.

But she snubbed PAC meeting and reportedly told the committee she was too busy to attend to their meeting.

PAC has since resolved to discipline her, according to Committee chairperson Alekeni Menyani .

Menyani said the committee will report her to the Chief Secretary to the Government and start “contempt of Parliament proceedings against her.”

He said Banda’s action is tantamount to “ belittling the powers invested in [PAC].”

Banda was expected to explain a K14 million payment for services not rendered, irregular award of a contract to the director of Department of Information Systems and Technology Management Services amounting to K232 900 and explain missing payment vouchers amounting to K1 154 141.19.

She last appeared before the committee in October 2014 when she was turned back for presenting irregular documentation with the intention of deliberately misleading the committee.

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prince
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Wait idiot your time is koming

Alluyah
Guest

Pac ikuyenera kuwonesa mphamvu zake pamenepa

OMEGA BEMA
Guest

Akuba anzake ali ku maula iyenso akalowe basi

WASEME CHIVWATI
Guest

Madam just go and attend the PAC meeting Basi.

chatonda
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She was seen in a very short kabudula at Mt.Soche with Mr Willie Samute during the day and got promoted to the high position of PS when people with PhDs are languishing at P5,4,3 and not PS at all. Why, Do you punish them because they respect their husbands/ Shame on you.

guidelines for you
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As much as I dont like this lady but I think she deserves to be heard. Menyani has over reacted. Him too has weaknesses. It shouldn’t be one way traffic.

mlelemba
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She is one of the most powerful women in the country,a mother and wife to someone..now we have men here calling her all sorts of degrading names..how would u feel if such insults were directed to your wives or mothers? If there is an issue let the govt deal with it and as citizens of this country our input should be positive such that if indeed there is a malpractice it should not go unpunishable…and why is PAC using the media to adress her..i know there are procedures within PAC that are followed when someone misses a meeting of this… Read more »
disasta
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chimwemwe my luv, udzalamulira dziko lino tsiku lina. I wonder why the devil is always fighting you. There is something on you. Type amen to receive your miracle

Citizen X
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there is only 1 explaination for this type of behavior coming from a woman, it means she is holding some men’s balls in her hands and u know how painful balls can be when squeezed really tight rite!!! she is powerful to those men she has access to their balls and now she thinks she controls all the men in this country. so i suggest u guys in a position to put this woman in check to do so unless u too have also donated your balls to her or u have no balls at all. please some body sort… Read more »
Kanyimbi
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Mpanenei basi anena kumene kunapita ndalama.

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