Chaima Banda fired as Presidential Advisor

Malawi President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has fired his Advisor on Strategy and Manifesto Implementation Chris Chaima-Banda following his arrest by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) over a fuel supply contract at the state owned National Oil Company of Malawi (NOCMA).

“His Excellency Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi, has relieved Mr Chris Chaima-Banda of his position as Chief Advisor to the President on Strategy and Manifesto Implementation.

Chaima Banda: Fired

“The termination of Mr Chaima-Banda’s services is with immediate effect,” reads a statement from Mr Sean Kampondeni, Communications Director at State House.

President Chakwera recently appointed Chaima-Banda as Ambassador to Brazil and it has not been disclosed if the appointment has been withdrawn.

Chaima Banda was arrested alongside AFORD President Enock Chihana and Energy Minister Newton Kambala appeared in the Magistrate Court today where they have been formally charged under the Corrupt Practices Act.

Kambala was fired by President Chakwera earlier this afternoon.

The trio have pleaded not guilty and released on bail for conspiring to influence a public officer to abuse public office by prioritising three companies in the fuel importation tender late last year.

The public officer is Acting Chief Executive Officer Hellen Buluma who raised the alarm to ACB.

The three firms are Orxy, Finegy and Trafigura.

Sources at State House say that President Chakwera is to reprimand and disassociate Chihana from Tonse Alliance.

Enock is the son of late Dr Chakufwa Chihana who fought for multi-party introduction accusing the then President Kamuzu Banda of corruption, what his son is allegedly doing. His father must be turning in the grave at the actions of his son.

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Justice for all
Justice for all
9 months ago

We are very patient and following

Political Analyst
9 months ago

What about Chihana?

Justice for all
Justice for all
9 months ago

Read the last paragraph he disassociate from tonse government

cairo
cairo
9 months ago

You are a fool, is he holding a ministerial position? He has no power to fire him but people from his party have the power to do so. Unless if he is holding a position which the President appointed him, otherwise, he doesnt have power on him.

Itsanana
Itsanana
9 months ago

What government position does Chihana holds?

Odyazake alibe mlandu
Odyazake alibe mlandu
9 months ago

We reap what we sow…

nsabwe
nsabwe
9 months ago

Apite ose osokoneza awa. ACB tyeni nao. Akutinunkhitsa osewa amakhalidwe oops.
Nomani cisale nkazake acina magalasi etc abweze ndalama za a Malawi. Then tikudikila milandu kuva za TPNking pitala

cairo
cairo
9 months ago
Reply to  nsabwe

Stupid, osatchula za Joyce Banda bwa? Nkhani ya ndege ndi cash gate, she was fully part of that.

Chathengo
Chathengo
9 months ago

I think the very last sentence in your article is not professional and doesn’t reflect ethics of journalism. “His father must be turning in the grave” Has the court found him guilty already? Is this reporting or opinion. Are journalists supposed to be giving opinions when reporting? Or it’s an opinion column? I don’t support corruption but Nyasatimes has to be professional.

Yekha
Yekha
9 months ago

Chaka chimodzi chokha koma nyakanyaka ku TONSE thoooo. Koma mwati ulendowu tikafika ku Canaan? Pa nyaja ija Mose anamenya madzi ndi ndodo tikawoloka koma?

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