ACB vows to investigate ‘maizegate’ minister without fear or favour: Malawi Law Society urges dismissal of Chaponda

Graft busting body, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director Lucas Kondowe has said he has officially received the report by presidential commission of inquiry on maizegate on Monday and vowed to investigate Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water development George Chaponda as recommended without fear or favour.

ACB Czar Lucas Kondowe: Chaponda will beb investigated for corruption

Kondowe’s statement comes at a time most Malawians have lost trust in ACB and suspect it will not investigate thoroughly Chaponda and Transglobe as recommended in the Justice Anastasia Msosa headed commission of inquiry on maizegate.

“I have received both the electronic and hard copy report. This is your ACB, you employed us, and we will investigate without fear or favour. The ACB will work for the interest of Malawians,” said Kondowe.

He said the ACB started its investigations in the procurement of maize way before the report was released on Saturday.

“We will now have to investigate further the minister and Transglobe,” he said.

Malawi Law Society president John Suzi Banda urged president Peter Mutharika to fire Chaponda to give way to ACB to investigate Chaponda without problems.

“It would be surprising to see the President working with a suspected criminal in his cabinet.

“Although he has the constitutional powers to hire or fire cabinet ministers, it will be interesting to see how he works with a suspected criminal,” said Banda.

The damning report says it found the conduct of Chaponda, in his dealings with Transglobe, most inappropriate, suspicious and raising issues of corrupt practices.

Chaponda and Transglobe deny any wrong doing.

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Smith
Guest

Waotcha kale Office nzanu, oipa amathawa yekha.

Kuchanya
Guest

Toothless ACB

chapondaagwe
Guest

Arson ndiye mwaiwona kale. Chaponda wakazinga chimanga ndi ma documents omwe ku Capital Hill uko.

What a strange government.

ACB 2017
Guest

Aiding Corruption Berueau Mukuti mupanga investigate chani? mwamva kuti office ya nametetule wanu yapsya ku capital hill uko?

Chitakale
Guest

But ACB who appointed you to that office .. is it not His excellence? If the appointing authority is not firing Chaponda who are you to investigate the powerful minister? Are you not aware that Chaponda went to school together with HE? Please stop this and be thankful that HE gave you the job. You should not bite the finger that feeds you? For your own information HE can not and will never fire Chaponda!

The Partriot
Guest

Suspected criminal indeed! Eish koma anthu enawa! Nkumati adzalamulire dziko lonse amenewo?
Kuba, tsankho, kukalamba okha zonsezo….ayi ndithu mwina ku Mulhako kwawoko koma ife tonse a Malawi akufuna kwabwino takana…wokuba ayi!!? Nkhalamba tatopa nazo!!
ACB please lock up this dangerous criminal before he can steal more money!

john
Guest

MR PRESIDENT, ALL ALONG YOU HAVE BEEN SAYING THAT YOU DONT ACT ON HEARSAYS. NOW THAT YOUR OWN COMMISSION OF ENQUIRY HAS CAST DOUBT OF MINISTER CHAPONDA, WOULD YOU PLEASE DO THE NEEDFUL BY FIRING HIM FROM CABINET.

AFTERALL, VHAPONDA WAS NOT BORN TO BE CABINET MINISTER, WAS HE?

angoni apaphata
Guest

ACB….. zinazi kungokhala chete. Apanga kale investigate anzanu inu mupanganso investigate chani?

mtete
Guest

Don’t make me laugh Mr. spineless Kondowe. You have vowed to follow up because others with guts have asked you to investigate. This issue is very straightforward that you should have started investigation long ago. Let’s wait and see. This will drag on and on, like Bakili case.

bob
Guest

It remains to be seen. By the way you carried out your own investigations what did you come up with? ACB release the report.

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