Trouble brewing at Malawi parliament: Plot against CoP Roosevelt Gondwe

With only July to go to the expiry date of contract for acting Clerk of Parliament Roosevelt Gondwe, underhand tactics are brewing at the country’s sole legislature.

Roosevelt Gondwe: Acting Clerk of Parlaiment

Roosevelt Gondwe: Acting Clerk of Parlaiment

Nyasa Times understands that Renard Mapemba deputy clerk for corporate has ganged up with Henry Njolomole deputy clerk for parliamentary and Chikondi Kachinjika the financial controller to have Gondwe ousted.

The once turmoil-ridden and highly polarised National Assembly has for the last two years witnessed some semblance of camaraderie and conviviality ever since Gondwe was engaged at the helm of the secretariat in an acting capacity.

Gondwe’s contract expires at the end of August 2015.

Influential members of the secretariat management has outmanoeuvred aging Gondwe to advance the agenda of a few selfless souls of the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) to have his contract not renewed on the account that the old hand in parliament work is not prone to manipulation.

A strict fiscal disciplinarian in money matters, Gondwe has earned himself the wrath and scorn of the majority of PSC and some greedy senior officials, with the resultant effect that there is a lot of mudslinging on the former diplomat, who has spent most of his time doing parliamentary work.

The danger is that the PSC is now putting up his job up for grabs not for the good reasons. It will be for good reason because the acting clerk hits the mandatory retirement age of 60 next year.

The PSC would like to use the vacuum that will be created by the yet-to-be appointed a “Yes-Sir” acting clerk to siphon and abuse funds like it were when the controversial clerk of parliament Matilda Katopola at the helm then was interdicted in May 2012 following abuse of power and theft charges in court.

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29 thoughts on “Trouble brewing at Malawi parliament: Plot against CoP Roosevelt Gondwe”

  1. VYOTO says:

    NGATI PALI ATUMBUKA ANZERU AMENE ATUMBUKAFE TIMAWANYADILA NDIPO TIDZAWANYADILA MPAKA KALE KALE NDI ANTHU NGATI BAMBO ROSEVELT GONDWE. NTCHITO ZA NZERU ZAWO ZA LAW KUMACHITA KUWONEKA KU MASO KWA ALIYENSE OSATI MADEYA A CHINA NJOLOMOLE, MAPEMBAWO AYI.

  2. mbani says:

    Gondwe is a man very good man ndi mzungu

  3. The real issue is that Roosevelt Gondwe has brought in good governance.Kachinjika,Mapemba and Njolomole are thieves and they have their own elite group that benefits from all activities including external travels.We wonder why Mapemba is still there after stealing millions pretending to go for studies.He gets allowances almost on all activities.Imagine as a Deputy clerk he went to Zambia with Kachinjika just to see how they operate their kitchen.The one to retire must be Njolomole.He is tribalistic and very old and unhealthy.He even fell in the chamber.They divert money meant for other activities for their foreign trips.Just because Gondwe has brought in fiscal displine these thieves cant steal anymore and they want him out.Kachinjika brought in his non perfoming friends in the accounts hence there always serious blunders.National Assembly is a rotten place and Gondwe is putting the house in order.Even the president knows otherwise there could have been Matilda Katopola who up to now thinks she was meant to die there.Go Gondweeee!

  4. Ana amuna a mphongo says:

    Let him retire at the agreed age by signing him the remaining one year contract and let him go in peace.

  5. tuvitwana says:

    The issue is Gondwe hs bin good. The other pipo aspiring will Cashgate like Katopora ALOMWE kwiba

  6. chandi says:

    This article is a raw stuff. There is no substance in it. There is no argument to suggest that the three listed people would want him out.

  7. omvetsera says:

    A GONDWE NDI MUTHU AMENE MMALAWI ALIYENSE ANGAWANYADIRE. MBIRI YAWO NGATI MUNTHU WAMAMULO KUCHOKERA KU PARLIAMENT, KU ELCTORAL COMMISSION NGAKHALE KU FOREIGN MISSION ALIBE CHIFUKWA NDI MUNTHU WOKONDA DZIKO LA MALAWI. TIYENI TIWALEMEKEZE. NGATI CONTRACT YAWO IKUTHA APATSNI ZAWO AKAPUME MWA MTNDERE NDI ULEMU UMENE TIMAYENERA KUPATSA AMALAWI AMENE ACHITA NTCHITO ZABWINO. KOMA UPANGIRI WAWO OSAUTAYA CHIFUKWA ANYAMATA AMASIKU ANO AKUFUNA ADYRETU KUWOPRA NKHANI ZA SEPTEMBER NASSER. MUKAYIKA MUNTHU WOLAKWIKANSO TIDZAKUUZANI, CHIFUKWA A GONDWE NDI MUNTHU AMENE THE GOVERNMENT AND GOVRNMENTS HAVE RESPECTED HIM BCAUSE OF HIS PROFSSIONALISM AND DIGNINITY OSAYANG’ANA NTUNDU WA MUNTHU. GOD BLESS MALAWI.

  8. We have a lot if graduates he must go he has done his part, Malawi is not a one man nation. People thought that there was no one who could lead Malawi after Kamuzu but life goes, whether we get good or bad leaders but life goes on.

    1. Think Tank says:

      @ Keen Observor, you may be keen but you have missed some points. Nowhere in the article does it say Gondwe want to stay on. The article lack info. The only points it has highlighted is Gondwe’s fiscal discipline in finances for which he has attracted hatred. The three mentioned gentlemen have left it very late to conspire against Gondwe as he is in his retirement age.

  9. chatonda says:

    The Tumbukas were on a demonstration of only 23 people from the stadium to the city council. No Cessession in Malawi please.

  10. mphini za mutchafu says:

    Gondwe is a performer and an achiever look at how he worked at Mec a ku parliament wa angofuna kumuipisila dzina munthu wa mkulu uyu

  11. mphini za mutchafu says:

    For sure gondwe is a good mature intelligent serious hardworking lawyer and he is one of the several people who have shaped the future of malawi l think staff ya ku parliament just want to tarnish his image musiyeni munthu wamkulu amalize contract yake inu a parliamentary service commission be objective on these employment matters dont follow views ya ma staff amafuna kupwetekana

  12. Nivindele says:

    Chinanchina gondwe uli HC ku japani timanjoya. Umadziwa kutilandila a malawi tikafika. Very humble guy. Kuzatitenga from Tokyo int centre to expensive dinner. God should protect you from Ben Phiris hand. He killed Chasowa with instruction from pita.

  13. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Story writing. None of the people involved were asked to verify these lies.

    However, I don’t see Gondwe being worried about his retirement. He is still relevant and other organisations will scramble for him.

    You may lose an asset.

  14. Namiasi says:

    Please leave kachinjika alone.he is my friend.

  15. hk says:

    You call that trouble in parliament??

  16. BEN PHIRI says:

    HATE THEM OR LOVE THEM. ATUMBUKA ARE NOT BOTHERED BY IDIOTS WHO SPENT THEIR TIME COMMENTING NEGATIVELY ON THEM? BY THE WAY HOW MANY TUMBUKAS ARE THERE?

  17. chinena says:

    He should retire now and find something else to do! Why do Malawians want to cling to a job up to the last day? We need new blood as COP, I reluctantly agree that the writer of this article is a Gondwe homeboy sympathizer..

  18. LAWFORD PALANI says:

    Njolomore kagwere uko. Go and continue licking and fu……king Maltridas Vulva. You are shit idiot lawyer who only dreams of fucking older women

  19. Proud Tumbuka says:

    Koma atumbuka akugwedeza malawi. Anthu obvala ma suit awo kukhalira kulira …….’mayo ine, atumbuka………mayo atumbuka’. Day in day out

  20. Staff wodzitsata says:

    Let the truth be told here. During the tenure of Rosevelt Gondwe and Msowoya parliament there is nepotism. They plotted and ganged that the Deputy Speakers should not have any role in the running of parliament. Msowoya practically uses Roosevelt to advance his Agenda. Msowoya bribed commissioners to raise his salary beyond that of a president by assuring them that he will look after them. The two deputy speakers especially Chiwaya was out hope to advance the agenda of members of staff. Unfortunately Msowoya is a dictator and only Tumbukas like Mwale and others are enjoying at Parliament. No deputy speaker is invited to attend commission meetings or management meetings. In fact we are surprised that Mcheka Chilenje and Chiwaya are quiet when we know Chimunthu was more encompassing to his deputies. Atumbuka sazatheka

  21. chiipiraachaje says:

    Why do we hate northerners? These guys are running this country indirectly. We have a boss from northern region, his messenger is lomwe from Mulanje and cleaner is yao from Mangochi, his driver comes from Kasungu, his security guard at home is from Thyolo, his housemaid is from Balaka and finally his garden boy from Thyolo again. R they not ruling us? Let us stop wasting time hating these people whom God blessed because the more we hate them, the more they are our bosses. Nsanje ndinasiyira pomwepo.

  22. Alufeyo says:

    I am a southerner and believe that Gondwe is best there is. Mapemba is a dangerous thief who behaves like a vulture. When he was at health he stole a lot of money but was acquitted because the girl he was fucking was stupid. Since Mapemba is Lomwe there is a clique from Chiradzulu trying to have him installed as COP. As for Kachinjika we all know how didty he is. As for Njolomole i would be disappointed if he was part of the scheme. Let us not dwell on tribalismm but rather on issues.

  23. DUMISANI CHIMPHANJE says:

    let us comment responsibly. renewal of one s contract is not subject to this ridicule.A tumbuka shall never ask for sympathy from any where. Leave it or take a tumbuka does not cry for quota ! in positions of authority.

  24. DUMISANI CHIMPHANJE says:

    let us comment responsibly. renewal of one s contract is not subject this ridicule.A tumbuka shall never ask for sympathy from any where. Leave it or take a tumbuka does not cry for quota ! in positions of authority.

  25. bwangazi says:

    Nonse mwapanga comment za atumbuka ndinu zitsiru!!! Ya zakuthako basi!!!

  26. Patrick Phiri says:

    Atumbuka – sugar coating performance of a mtumbuka. Nthawi yake yoti adzipita yakwana basi.

  27. Observer says:

    I don’t agree with the title. Why should there by trouble in Parliament because someone’s contract is coming to an end? Renew should be based on performance. Check his performance Appraisal! Why should you insinuate that there be trouble? Are you trying to get his contract re-newed through public sympathy?

  28. Kalithera says:

    Mwagwa nayo atumbuka , walemba khaniyi ndi mtumbuka , kuyikira kumbuyo mtumbuka mzake, ngati mwasowa chochita osasatira mkhalamba yanu mukuti Dr Shawa kudzionetsero mwazi ku mpoto

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