UN summons Chaponda, Kondowe over unpaid allowances to Malawi army soldiers

Former Foreign Affairs minister George Chaponda now holding the agriculture portfolio in Peter President Mutharika’s cabinet and Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) head Lucas Kondowe have been summoned by the United Nations (UN) over unpaid allowances to Malawi Defence Forces (MDF) soldiers.

Chaponda: To face rap over abused soldiers pay

Chaponda: To face rap over abused soldiers pay

A team of international investigative journalists are probing the issue after it was discovered that the soldiers did not get their  day allowance for months after completing their peace keeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other trouble spots of the world.

“It was discovered that the US$20 million which the UN gave out as allowances was deposited into an account of a Zambian American business woman Chamika Moore,” said one of the top journalists investigating the matter.

He said it transpired that MDF commander Griffin Supuni masterminded the dubious transaction when he was military attache at the UN office.

“The government was fully aware of this, Dr Chaponda was fully aware of this and the President was fully aware of the issue, that was why Chaponda and Supuni were transferred from their positions as way of protecting therm,” he said.

Failure by the Malawi government to remit the allowance money into the soldiers bank accounts led to the soldiers failure to take orders.

The soldiers have since been cautioned for insubordination.

Meanwhile, Nyasa Times have sources dossier of corruption involving Chanika Moore , a close pal of Chaponda who has been suppling to Malawi army and collected billions of Kwacha.

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18 thoughts on “UN summons Chaponda, Kondowe over unpaid allowances to Malawi army soldiers”

  1. martin mlelemba says:

    While at Foreign Aff min, he got bribes from foreign embassies and i went to deposit those monies using the hinddoor of the bank, amabisa chani? kumandinena miseche kuti ndimaledzera, ndimamwa mowa wa amanu? agalu inu eti!! this shit must be arrested. he must be fired and left with nothing the same way he fired me.

  2. martin mlelemba says:

    George Chaponda ndi mbava yoopsa ya boma. I have been working for him, i know inside and outside of his operations. i worked for him as his pers Ass. We were transfering stashes of cash but im still poorer as he is being shilded by his big boss the fuc”” president. I got booted with nothing. Ndiulura zinsinsi zonse mbuzi iwe eti

  3. The Patriot says:

    Anyone above 60 is supposed to be a senior citizen, a role model and a statesman but alas! If 70 somethings olds are busy being involved in Cashgates, who will be a role model to the youths?
    Please our geriatric politicians, please slow down! Kuba mukuba mutakalamba chuma chake mukuchita nacho chani?
    Cant you borrow a leaf from that other thief who built himself Mpumulo wopanda bata….the whole mansion now is lying in ruins and relatives are fighting over it! Inunso mukufuna mumange ma mansion mutakalamba kale, what for?
    #geriatric impunity must stop!!

  4. gringo says:

    kodi ma bomba a tinke nawo aja ali kuti

  5. Mbava Chaponda says:

    Mbava Chaponda. Dziko la Malawi ngati likutitimila ndi chifuka cha Chaponda, Mwanamveka and Chuka. U get rid of them immediately kusangalala .

    Mwanamveka olo akazake amadziwa kuti analwatiwa ndi Bambo wankhanza, wachigololo ndipo oipa.

  6. Fisi Dausi says:

    Koma aChaponda ndiye mwatchukatu kuposa a Tchuka. Midnight six, kugona mpaliament Mathanyura akuwerenga speech plus cashgate – kwabera asilikali amifutiwo!

    Ndiye paja inu munatiwuza kale kuti nsomba imaowola paliponse, ifenso tingoti aChaponda awola ndi machende omwe, kawatayeni kwao ku Thyolo akunukhitsa boma la Malawi.

  7. Gogodasi says:

    Much as I don’t agree with what our politicians are doing, I feel the story is lacking facts. The journalist did not ask any UN official to confirm the allegation or ask the accused to hear side of the story. So, as readers, how do we come up with a judgement? How would one believe the truth about the story? This is typical journalistic error. If Chaponda and Supuni decide to take the journalist to task, the story can easily take a different direction. Mind you, the UN is in this country under the blessings of the Malawi government and the officials are so careful in raising issues that would embarrass the same government that is sheltering them, – this is why they as far as possible they use diplomacy in all issues about the government, let alone anybody holding a public office, otherwise the government can either deport the concerned official or close down the UN agency involved as it happened in Sudan. . However, what I am saying does not in any way a suggest a condemnation of the author of the story or create fear, but he should be responsible enough in his/her reporting. The story has by any account been sensationalized. I would not be wrong to think that the journalist who has written this story is not trained because there are all indications that his story can land him into trouble for libel.When the matter gets hot, it is so easy for the UN officials to say they know nothing about the allegation when in actual fact they indeed summoned these guys simply to save their jobs.Did the UN invite the journalists when these two gurus were summoned or it was a closed door meeting? This is the question we should all ask.

  8. kkkkkkkk. Iwe Chaponda…if this is true, please UMANGIDWATU…ndatopa nkukubisa ine….iwe ndiwotani. run away like Joyce Mtila Banda and stay in America for good before I send Kasambara and Kapanga to catch youuuuuu!!!!

  9. Maunisi says:

    Abale ili siliboma, inu UN mwaona nokha kuti anthu awa ndi akuba. Ndalama za asilikali ku DRC mwayesa ndimasewera anthu wopanda chifundo inu. Griffin Supuni was awar, Chaponda was aware, Mathanyula was aware that is the reason he moved him to Agriculture. What type of president is this guy mascandal achuruka. A UN mwachita bwino kuitana Lucas anthuwo amangidwe nanga General anamuchotseranji kuikapo poso Supuni wakuba anthuwa atichitsa manyazi kwambiri.

  10. Markus says:

    Kuba ndalama zonsezi koma osasalalabe bwana chiphazichaponda?

  11. BlackImage says:

    A silikali aku Malawi ulemu opusanawo kuchikhala kwa aluya Chaponda atakumana nditinke nawo

  12. Achimwene says:

    A bwana President, we respect you soooo much koma anthu ngati Supuni, Chaponda and ma minister and MPs ofuna kulemera nsangawa will really pull you down.
    You started well in your leadership but most of your team is corrupt including Ben Phiri – Too much back-biting to gain trust from you.
    A Mukhito, what qualifications does he have? A Daussi are all corrupt people who believe in mankwala and infact had a part to play in Cash Gate issues. DO NOT TRUST THESE GUYS, THEY ARE DOUBLE FACED CORRUPT MALAWI CITIZENS.

  13. CONCERNED CITIZEN says:

    Malawi’s so called politicians are a roten lot to the core. They are in there to plunder the nation and its people They have no love for their country and people. Is there good governance in this case when ministers and other top government officials are busy enriching them selves while the populace is suffering as a result of their dealings in plundering the nation of its finances. If the president knows, was transferring the involved people to other positions the answer? They should have been suspended pending investigations .Zamanyazi tsono pamene united nations yayamba kukufufuzani.

  14. Achimwene says:

    This is what Malwi wants. Kumuchotsa muthu weneweni woti akanachita transform Malawi NOT in a deals zomwe Supuni ndi gulu lake anayamba kale kuchita practice. A Chaponda, it’s time for you also to go home muzikacheza ndi zidzukulu. I feel so sad for Malawi to trust people omwe instead akumamuudza president mabodza okha-okha to win fame. A Ngwazi Dr Kamuzu Banda anasokonezedwa ndi njira zake zomwezi. I wonder if old age is a contributing factor to these issues komanso coupled ndi dyera. Nose otere mupita mukapanda kusintha lane imene mukuyendayo.

  15. Central says:

    This was one of the “smallest” issues “Bulldoozer” moved out to a different ministry!!

    One of the thank you to Griffin Supuni was through the position of MDF Commander……………………………….!!! Pali bvutoooooooooooooooooo!! MDF, MDF chani? Its now another G4S company……………….!!

    President is fully aware of the issue………………. so what?

    Malawi woyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! Boma ilo Boma ilo Boma ilo………………….!!!

  16. sabata says:

    Nyasalande

  17. Ngakhale chinkhope cha chi chaponda chimaonekelatu kuti chimunthuchi ndi chimfiti chotamba masana sana Panya pako Chaponda ufiti wakwanu mpaka kulowa nawo m’boma watch out your days are numbered Ife ma soldier a MDF tichita nawe sungatiponde dollar yonseyi mabanja athuy nkumavutika nkhope ngati nkhungu lamachende pusi nyani galu mfiti yotheratu

    1. kkilembe says:

      People should have the decency of knowing the limits of what they can steal. Koma zoona stealing from soldiers who risked their lives…Koma Malawi yokha ndi yodabwitsa.
      Give the soldiers their money. They did an honest job. They deserve an honest remuneration.

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