HRDC exposes Road Authority for advertising not done roads as completed: Reports to ACB  

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has come gun blazing on Road Authority (RA) for reporting lies to the public that they have finalized certain roads yet nothing has happened on ground.

Trapence: We question why Roads Authority should be spending money on falsehood

Through its corruption whistle-blower initiative, HRDC has since written the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to commence investigations.

In its letter to ACB Director Reyneck Matemba, dated 8th September 2020 and signed by chairperson Gift Trapence, HRDC says they noted a centre spread advert in The Nation daily newspaper of Tuesday, 8th September 2020 by the Roads Authority stating that all grading contracts were completed.

The grading contract in question refers to construction of new roads to bitumen standard and grading of roads in the Southern Region.

It is alleged that the grading was for 621Km amounting to MK244, 098, 851.46 and was for a period of 90 days ending on 20th June 2020.

However, contrary to what RA advertised in the press, HRDC’s did a preliminary inquiry to verify these assertions by talking to Chiefs in Chikwawa and Nsanje and found that some of the roads were not done.

Some of the not yet done roads include: Bangula to Mwabvi Game Reserve,  Lundu to Chididi, Marka to Lurwe roads in Nsanje; and Lengwe Turn/off to Dzikolatha, Chikwawa to Kapichira roads in Chikwawa.

Trapence told Nyasa Times: “The Chiefs were emphatic that no work was done. The advert from the Roads Authority is puzzling and insult to the taxpayers of this country. We question why Roads Authority should be spending money on falsehood.”

He added that these contracts were awarded between March and April 2020, it is thus surprising that the Roads Authority is making reference to a decision of the Secretary to the President and Cabinet in the new administration.

“The timelines do not add up and does make any sense.  We appeal to ACB to commence the investigations into these contracts across the country as soon as possible and that the ACB update the nation when the investigations have started,” he said.

There was no immediate comment from ACB and RA.

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yunus
yunus
1 month ago

ehhhhh ehhhhhh! no amwenye’s in this story?

Truth
Truth
1 month ago

Good HRDC. We need to see the end result of this whistle blow at road authority. Good job

Nyakwawa A
Nyakwawa A
1 month ago

Ma Bwana, Please sankhani anthu mu ma board kuti ma Cadet wa tithane nawo.

This is too much. Tonse Alliance wake up!!!!!!!

Henele Gopani
Henele Gopani
1 month ago

Kodi osangolowa mu chipani cha Mtambo bwanji, you homosexual fucks musatibhowe, acting as if ndinu ma whistleblower mukungofuna ma portfolios, blow the dick and whistles tione zikutengerani kuti…

Thengoliotcha
Thengoliotcha
1 month ago
Reply to  Henele Gopani

Komaditu akudabwitsa ayiwala chomwe anayambitsira bungwe lawoli amenewa osangolitcula kuti anti corruption B bwanji?

Chisale
Chisale
1 month ago
Reply to  Henele Gopani

You must be the biggest arsehole Malawi have got if you can not see any thing wrong with what Road Authority have done. You can be living in the city but those roads mean a lot to the folks in those areas.

Chi
Chi
1 month ago
Reply to  Chisale

All those saying bad about HRDC,are afraid of something…are they the ones who partied and benefited from the ill forgotten wealth

Jemusi
Jemusi
1 month ago
Reply to  Henele Gopani

Chindele iwe cadet! HRDC is doing good work

Psyuta
1 month ago
Reply to  Henele Gopani

Kumenee! A HRDC ndiagalutu. They are all over looking for relevance. They personate ACB, police, army, president, pastors, auditors, accountants, Chiefs etc etc at the same time. A jack of all trades and the master of none.

Bengo
Bengo
1 month ago
Reply to  Henele Gopani

a Henele Gopani muli ndi chotupa kuthako

National CEO
National CEO
1 month ago
Reply to  Henele Gopani

It seems you recieved a shekel from these contracts.

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