Admarc board sends Mulumbe on forced leave over ‘maizegate’: Mauwa acting CEO

The Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) board which met in Blantyre last Friday ordered chief executive officer Foster Mulumbe to go on forced leave to pave way for investigations on  the Zambia maize deal.

Admarc CEO Foster Mulumbe: On forced leave

Mulumbe, including Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Minister George Chaponda, are implicated in the maizegate scandal that they may have indulged in corruption.

Admarc board chairperson James Masumbu confirmed that the board resolved  Mulumbe should “ go on leave”  to pave  way  for  the  Commission  of Inquiry  to complete its probe on the  misprocurement .

According to Masumbu, Deputy Chief Executive of Admarc, Mrs Magret Mauwa  will be  stand-in CEO for the State-trader .

However, Masumbu said Mulumbe should be presumed innocent until proven otherwise by the Commission of Inquiry established to  investigate the maize deal between State grain trader Admarc and Zambian private company, Kaloswe Commuter and Courier Ltd.

President Peter Mutharika instituted a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the scam in which Admarc reportedly bought maize at K26 billion from the Zambian company and it is believed that Malawi could have saved about K9.5 billion if it had bought the grain directly from the Zambian government.

The commission is being chaired by former Chief Justice Anastazia Msosa, Solicitor General Janet Banda, auditor Isaac Kayira and Mike Chinoko.

The use of a middleman, Kaloswe, is raising suspicion that officials may have indulged in corruption when Malawi government is on record to have said Chaponda was in discussion with the Zambian government over the maize deal, and at some point, engaged in discussions directly with Zambian President Edgar Lungu.

Both Chaponda and Mulumbe have denied any wrong doing in the  maizegate.

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wenecho
wenecho
4 years ago

DPP = DEAL PAFUPI PAFUPI
HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ALOMWE ALOMWE

Kusolola
Kusolola
4 years ago

I see that the ADMARC Board is showing much better leadership that our president. Kodi munatontenga kwayani ameneyi? Koma atotikwana bwanji. Asaaaaaa.

lomwe
4 years ago

Mr president could you please suspend Chaponda otherwise apa a Malawi tiziti izi nzogwilizana nonse ndinu mbava.We are tired of DPP Govt.full of thieves.

Patriach
Patriach
4 years ago

Tsopano Ndiye Nayenso Chaponda apitetu ku forced Leave Nanga kungomuthothola Mulumbe basi. Mafiozo nayenso athotholedwe.

Lover of life
4 years ago

Time alone will tell. Dzikoli ndi anthu ake mzaYehova wamakamu.

che nnungu
che nnungu
4 years ago

Galu wakuba weniweni ndi Chaponda. Nayenso achoke to pave way for investigations. Ngati amaganiza zoti adzalamula Malawi achotsele. Akalamulila kwawo konko. President samakhala wonyansa chonchija. Kunyansa nkhope, maganizo, chilichonse

Kwayipa
Kwayipa
4 years ago

Let this big fish also go on leave, why are you shielding him? Am asking Mr.
President.

Thinktank
Thinktank
4 years ago

Chaponda and mutharika are in the same boat…of stealing from government coffers. ….

mary
4 years ago

No no no no mtsamilo uwu! Chaponda achoke!
Zinazo mbuyo!

Chancy
Chancy
4 years ago

APM & Chapponda ayudas enieni a dziko la Malawi. Anaba mavoti pano akupitiliranazo. God sees u.

Pida
Pida
4 years ago
Reply to  Chancy

KOMA PAMENEPO ACHIMWENE MWANENE ZOONA ZEDI

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