Dausi calm civil society over Malawi/Zambia ‘maizegate’: Let commission of inquiry bring ‘tangible’ results

Minister of Information, Communication and ICT, Nicholous Dausi has advised leaders of civil society organisations (CSOs) to be calm and wait for the results of the ‘maizegate’ commission of inquiry before making fresh demands on the issue.

Dausi: The Commisiion of Inqurity will be tangible results

Dausi said this in reaction to the CSOs demands to include them in the commission of inquiry as well as some members of parliament.

The CSOs have shown no confidence in the commission appointed by President Peter Mutharika two days ago.

“Let us wait for the commission to do its job and bring, tangible, substantive and satisfactory results,” said Dausi.

He said it is unfair to judge the commission as impartial when it has not even started its job or has just started its work.

The CSOs also demand that Admarc drops an injunction against Times Group stopping the publishers from publishing any story concerning the Zambia maize deal.

“Admarc should not gag the Times Group. People should follow on the maize issue without any hindrance,” said Robert Mkwezalamba, who is leading National Advocacy Platform, a grouping of 18 civil society groups who have joined hands to put pressure on Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development George Chaponda to resign.

Mkwezalamba said corruption should not be tolerated at any level especially now that the economy is bedridden.

Chaponda has been named along with Foster Mlumbe, the Admarc CEO as suspects in the 100000 metric tonne maize saga.

But Chaponda has refused to resign over the matter which has potential to bring down the Peter Mutharika administration.

The purchase of the maizemade from K26 billion which government borrowed from the PTA Bank.

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Here Mr President we are waiting for all ———–gate inquires . when are you establishing k577bn gate,tractorgate please am waiting to get a job for being a chairman of one of the inqurely

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Bwana Dausi I disagree with you for once! There is absolutely no need to calm these CSOs. President Mutharika by empaneling the Commission of Inquiry is acting with his powers vested on him by our constitution – Section 89(1)g. No apologies here! Malawi, today more than any other time requires that we all fight the ugly scourge of corruption and that is exactly what President Mutharika is doing. Fresh from Cashgate President Mutharika should not be seen condoning any acts of corruption within his administration. The accumulated hurt felt by our ordinary citizens from Cashgate still boils in the people… Read more »
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Also this judges should reason not just because there are rights. What kind of a right you go out stealing and same time gag people from finding out how you stole? That’s pleading guilty in advance. Vacate the injunction at once of you didn’t sin and let the media houses write everything they find out. You will defend yourself in court.


So you will only recognize the commission chosen by Chakwera and Kamlepo? Only shows that you will never fulfill your dreams of ruling Malawi. Mnzanu ali pheee and very assured of another win in 2019.


Iyi nde yofuna Commision of inquiry? mesa a president masiku ano amangolamula kuti wakuti amangidwe monga anachitila ANIVA fisi waku Nsanje uja……..mkumafufuzidwa koma ali mu Chitokosi?? awa nde zatani a Chaponda ndi amzaowa???????


Che Dausi kugwila ntchito yawo. Limbikilani sinanga munalembedwela zomwezo. Mukamanena zoona, akuchotsani. tibwatikeni mabodza basi

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That commission of inquiry cant bring tangible results because its under government


eya commission of chani? inquire the obvious this is another gate and a total waste


No wonder you chopped chiyembejeza the hard worker so that you smaggle 10 billion kwacha. Now you want to buy time in the name of commission of enquire.


No wonder you chopped chiyembejeza the hard worker so that you dwindles 10 billion kwacha

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