Controversy as PAC rejects the appointment of ‘Iron Lady Martha Chizuma’ as new ACB czar

The Parliamentary Public Appointments Committee (PAC) has courted controversy following its decision to reject the appointment of Ombudsman Martha Chizuma as the new Director General (DG) of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).

Chizuma appeared before the Committee earlier today where nine members voted for her while the other nine voted against her appointment.

In a normal circumstance, PAC comprises 21 members, including the chairperson.

People’s choice has been rejected by PAC members

But for today, only 18 MPs showed up to interview the appointee Chizuma. Those who voted against Chizuma gave her a one out of 25.

The Tonse Alliance members of the Committee suspect that her rejection is a calculated move by the opposition members of the Committee to block her appointment, fearing she will go after some of them once she is given the job as some of the MPs are answering corruption charges.

Apparently, there are some members of Parliament (MPs) who are answering charges in courts relating to corruption.

The Tonse Alliance members of the Committee have threatened to impeach PAC chairperson Joyce Chitsulo if the appointment of the ‘Iron Lady’ to the topmost position at the graft-busting body does not go through.

Joyce Chitsulo – Enemy of the people DPP Mwanza West MP who refused to give a tie-breaker.

The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) members of the Committee, Peter Dimba, alleged that during the meeting, Chitsulo insisted that Chizuma had failed because her performance during the interview was below par.

He described the rejection of Chizuma is a clear indication that corruption is deep-rooted in the country.

Chitsulo reportedly rejected to grant tiebreaker.

Social commentators have questioned the rationale for the rejection of Chizuma since it is the same committee, which approved Chizuma as Ombudsman and in October 2020 before renewing her contract on the basis of her exceptional performance.

The Tonse Alliance members of the Committee have also wondered why Chizuma has eventually become incompetent overnight.

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Phingo #50
Phingo #50
1 month ago

Ken Kandodo Camp + Opposition camp at work……Chizuma being a victim of unseen WAR

Chembuye
Chembuye
1 month ago

PAC is a sub committee of parliament, just bring the issue to the floor and see how it ends there

Chembuye
Chembuye
1 month ago

Chizuma would have made a very good director it’s sad that she has been rejected. But my thoughts dwell on both sides of the committee members, how would one group score 25 out of 25 for her then the other group 1 out of 25? Onsewa ngabodza aku Boma ndi otsutsa. Mwa awa apanga score 1 out of 25 at least mmodzi akanapangako score olo 4 out of 25 koma nso kwa awa apanga score 25 out of 25 at least mmodzi akanapangako score 23 out of 25. Anthu a ndale inu mumatipusitsa and mumatitenga ngati mitu yathu njosagwira ntchito

John Kachapira
John Kachapira
1 month ago

Komatu ndikuona ngati vuto ndi ability ya anthu a mu PAC mu. Dzinthu izi zimafunika kuwerengapo pangono pokha. Patel ndi nzimayi woyendetsa bala pa mangochipa. Mu chizungu amati bar girl. If you chech the qualifications of the rest, you will not kuti ka limitation kozaniza kalipo ndithu. Actually, you think about it, it is the Malawi problem. The country has been delegated to the uneducated, majority of our MPs. MPs and indeed most politicians in countries that are progressing, go to school first. Here, they go to parliament and then go to school. Kukonza kumbuyo. Koma mwayamba olakwika. Martha yu… Read more »

Nyekhwe Ntalika
Nyekhwe Ntalika
1 month ago

Tell us names of those MPs that absconded. And by the way what happens to those abscond their noble duty without any viable reason? It’s a scheme hatched to prevent Chizuma from taking the mantle at ACB.
For those whi absconded please don’t pay their allowances. Shit of MPs.

Anzelu ndi Anzelu
Anzelu ndi Anzelu
1 month ago

Can thieves appoint an honest sheriff? Sizotheka amwene. They want a corrupt DG so that they can continue with impunity.

Bless
Bless
1 month ago

A Malawi kusachedwa kuiwala. You mean you have forgotten that the same PAC was received full praise when they found the whole MEC commission incompetent. Immagine the whole MEC. By then no Malawian blamed PAC that it was political though everyone knows it is. HRDC is trying to force democracy on democratic PAC. What a shame

Wisdom Mwanza
Wisdom Mwanza
1 month ago

As a nation we have been able to circumvent these corrupt guys and have managed to defeat APM and his cohorts. We just have to find a way of doing the same with this impediment which has been placed along our way to defeating corruption.

Watondeka Chakwera
Watondeka Chakwera
1 month ago

The fact is those blaming the failure of the Evil Martha Chizuma on the opposition are daft. Do not forget that opposition members are only five in the PAC. The are Onse Alliance.

Chimbwimtuwa
Chimbwimtuwa
1 month ago

Bodza ilo

Wisdom Mwanza
Wisdom Mwanza
1 month ago

We are not daft my friend. Whoever lie in the path of this beautiful country to get rid of corruption is enemy of the state. They are on the corrosion path with the will of the people. Days are long gone when Malawians will take such decisions lying down.

Mzakwacha Nixon's
Mzakwacha Nixon's
1 month ago

Something is wrong,Martha us the right person….
PAC,must questionable on the refusal.If they insist,we will demonstrate against PAC decision…
She must be picked or else PAC will invite demos.
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