Convicted Secretary to Treasury risks another contempt of court: Relocated to OPC

The convicted principal secretary (PS) to Treasury, Cliff Chiunda, risks another contempt of court  is he fails  to facilitate payments to suppliers after a High Court decree.

Convicted Secretary to Treasury Cliff Chiunda is relocated to OPC but risks another contempt of court proceedings 

Chiunda was slapped with a 24-months suspended sentence by the High Court on March 6  for contempt of court.

He was found guilty of defying an order by the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal to make a public apology for a faulty procurement and disposal of 100 tractors and 144 maize shellers–a deal popularly known as Tractorgate.

The equipment was bought in 2011 with a $50 million (about K37 billion) loan from Exim Bank of India.

However, Chiunda is facing another problem of challenging the authority of the Judiciary, which is another arm of government,  by  not adhering to a court decree that Secretary to Treasury should effect payment to suppliers by May 27 2020.

Chiunda, who has been relocated  to the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) where is deputy chief secretary to government, has left Treasury without processing the payment, which is in contempt of court and he would  be a repeat  offender.

One of the court Decree was made following a mediation settlement agreement made  before Justice John Katsala.

Lawyer for the suppliers indicated that they would proceed with committal proceedings for contempt of court against Secretary to Treasury.

Chiunda, in his official position, will stand  in contempt of court and will be liable to be committed to prison.

Though relocated, the court decree may haunt him to OPC and his successor  will also be bound to the same existing decree.

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Joseph Banda
Joseph Banda
9 months ago

Make me understand this. The issue started when Chiunda was not Secretary to Treasury. But he was charged because he was occupying that. Office. Fine and good. Now he has left and this time around he has moved with the office of ST to OPC and he must be charged and not the one now occupying the Office. Is there something we do not know that Chiunda did to you personally.

Bondo
Bondo
9 months ago
Reply to  Joseph Banda

if the court order was made on the day Chiunda was PS then he is responsible. that’s how it works otherwise it will be difficult to get people responsible for their actions.

Joseph Banda
Joseph Banda
9 months ago
Reply to  Bondo

Kunama

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago

he is a shit crook stinky ass

Malichi
Malichi
9 months ago

Apolice kuthamangila kumamga mtambo koma awa oti khothi lalamula me ai. Malawi polisi ndi mbatataso bwanji. A department of dpp

Maiye
Maiye
9 months ago
Reply to  Malichi

Confusing me here

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