Full in-tray awaits Chizuma as new Malawi anti-graft boss: Mainja of Pest Chem on the ladder

President Lazarus Chakwera is set to appoint Ombudsman Martha Chizuma  as new director general of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB)—subject to confirmation by Parliament’s Public Appointments Committee (PAC) — and expects to get a full in-tray of the graft-dogged Tonse Alliance government.

Chizuma has emerged the top candidate for the post of director general of Anti-Corruption Bureau

Chizuma has reportedly emerged the top candidate for the post of ACB czar and is set to  its first female head.

Among landmark investigations she is expected to embark on is the squandering of Covid-19 response funds and  key of the looting is how Office of President and Cabinet handpicked Pest Chem 1B in Covid-19 supplies which appreantly displays wrongful enrichment and  irregularly awarded business opportunities at Parliament, Ministry of Health, Chancellor Colleg and Malawi Prisons.

It is reported that the company is owned by Martin Mainja, who has close links to President Chakwera family.

Among other companies that  he owns and been part of wrongful enrichment are ; World Link, MM Security, Galileya Pharmaceutical Supplies ‘

Like Osward Lutepo who was fronted in the Cashgate scandal for looting on behalf o the powers that be, Mainja is the new tenderprenuer don.

In a statement Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) read out at a news conference on Friday, the organisation’s national coordinator Luke Tembo said an audit report  shows that OPC handpicked a private firm, Pest Chem 1B at a cost of K97 million to fumigate government buildings although the Lilongwe District Health Office (DHO) could have done the job at a much lower price.

Chizuma when she gets appointed, she has her work cut out.

President Chakwera has settled for Chizuma out of the three names submitted to him by the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Titus Mvalo, who included private-practice lawyer Wellington Kazembe and retired justice of appeal Anthony Kamanga.

Chizuma boasts of an impressive record in public service; she has served as a magistrate, assistant registrar of the High Court and Supreme Court, deputy chairperson of the Industrial Relations Court (IRC) and now Ombudsman.

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Charles
Charles
26 days ago

Too many doubting Thomases about the performance of Martha Chizuma. Give her a chance and then rate her afterwards. If given support by Chakwera’s Government the lady is likely to succeed but if her work is antagonised by greedy politicians who protect their criminal activities then she will ‘fail’. Chakwera should support her 100%!!!!

Khido
26 days ago

This chizuma of yours is another agent of the Malawi Chewa Party (MCP). Her investigations are always biased and targeted at victimising the mighty DPP. But she must remember that one day your Tsotsi Mbavament ( yes this is the best description of your stinking Tonse government) shall come out of government and all your criminal enterprises shall be exposed. Why is chizuma and HRDC silent on criminal activities of the Kokoliko mafia group?? When shall we hear about the Report on the 17 billion kwacha covid money which Lazaro shared with his cronies? Time for Tsotsi Mbavament is really… Read more »

Lachi40
Lachi40
25 days ago
Reply to  Khido

Cadet opusa.u think DPP ingaloweso muboma anytime soon. another govt may cone but not DPP.

Rodrick Phiri
Rodrick Phiri
25 days ago
Reply to  Khido

But if you have all the info on the alleged 11billion why wait for Chizuma or whosoever. Bring it tho any body of your liking and have them prosecuted

Zoona zenizeni
Zoona zenizeni
26 days ago

Kadzako is one dull individual. That is why he sub contracted his thesis to paid agents. He is far from being a government spokesperson.. very useless

ankhwinda
26 days ago

Mayi amakhwana tiona naye yenkhwetu tonse okuba

Zoona zenizeni
Zoona zenizeni
26 days ago

Though people praise this woman but she is just a political dog being used to pursue APM. Imagine Chikhosi is busy cutting corners by recruiting and giving employment contracts even to unqualified people like Bendulo yet Chizuma thinks it’s normal..I know some apologists will say she needs to be written. That is stupid..just ask Chilabade to provide all the names of people that Chikhosi has made on the government payroll. You will find that he has employed over 300 people without going through any interview.

Ntopwa 1
Ntopwa 1
26 days ago

Mahopu. Congratulations!

COVID-19 Audit Report.
COVID-19 Audit Report.
26 days ago

We welcome the investigation at Parliament. Most of the shaby and questionable procurements were engineered by the then Chief Procurement Officer one Alinafe Banda Malisawa who end last year left parliament when she knew she was being investigated. Fortunately, the lady who is the MIPS-President is already on ACB radar having been involved in several misprocurements at Parliament such as the procurement of seventeen vehicles without following a competitive bidding process, without involving IPC and again facilitating various payments to suppliers for goods and services that were not delivered. One of the senior officers is also being assisted by our… Read more »

Mkanda Gudu
Mkanda Gudu
26 days ago

I guess you wanted to say on the “radar” and not ladder as put herein

Atokwene
Atokwene
26 days ago

Martha fits to work as Ombudsman. She will not secure convictions at Acb as did Alexsius Nampota. In the end she will give up as did Reneck Matemba and be deployed to Ministry of Justice . She is not strong in her administration and will miserably fail within a year .

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
25 days ago
Reply to  Atokwene

Nampota the EX-‘SEMINARIAN

Mbekeani
Mbekeani
26 days ago

Why can’t you appoint the owner of tip-off anonymous? I see alot of their posters about fighting corruption maybe they have an idea

Zim
Zim
26 days ago
Reply to  Mbekeani

Tips-off anonymous takes time

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