The board of State produce trader Agriculture Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) is set to meet to discuss and chart forward the way following a damning maize gate commission of inquiry report.
The report says Admarc did not follow procurement procedures of government and some officials bypassed the internal procurement procedures and procurement office.
Chairperson of the Admarc board James Masumbu said he would be calling for a board meeting to see how best to handle the report.
“This is an issue that cannot be handled by one person only, we will need a full board meeting to discuss this,” he said.
Admarc chief executive Foster Mulumbe has been named in the report as one of the people who grossly flouted procurement procedures.
He has denied any wrong doing.
Masumbu said the forced leave on Mulumbe has not yet been lifted.
“I have not seen the report yet. As board, we will act after we look at the inquiry report,” he said.
Masumbu and other Admarc officials recently travelled to the US to cancel maize deals after noticing some discrepancies in the procurement process.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :