HRDC reports  K7.8 billion corruption case involving Mutharika step-son Tadikila  

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has reported Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets (PPDA) executive director Elias Hausi and son to former first lady Tadikila Mabfuza to the office of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) following the role the two played over the Kammwamba power plant producing company.

Tadikila: Implicated

In their later dated 17th August 2020, signed chairperson Gift Trapence, HRDC says Hausi was quoted backing the transaction that the company existed in USA but investigations revealed that it never existed in America nor at his own enforcement body PPDA which when a company is not registered with them it’s not supposed to be offered any contract.

“We have received information that in 2013 Malawi And Genhbouba Group of China Engineering Corporation signed a Memorandum of understanding for the construction of 1000 mega power plant and that the plant was to use 400,000 tonnes of coal annually from Moatize in Mozambique,” reads the letter.

As part of their whistleblower initiative, HRDC has asked ACB to investigate whether the Black and Veach, a company allegedly belonging to a  step son of former president Mutharika, was paid MK7.8 billion for a contract awarded to provide technical support, supervision and management of Kammwamba coal fired power generation plant project.

The HRDC has appealed to the ACB to commence the investigations.

HRDC says it is alleged that the initial plan of the power project was to start with the construction of a 300 megawatts thermal plant comprising six units of 50 MW each with funds borrowed from China’s Export and Import bank.

The HRDC says while the second phase involved building of a 700 MW thermal plant, the project was expected to start in 2016 , but was delayed due to lack of feasibility study, and lack of a power purchase agreement , and this made the project to be scaled down to 300 MW .

It says this was allegedly made because the financiers reduced the loan around from US$700 million to US$ 500 million, saying the then Minister of Finance, Goodall Gondwe was quoted in the Nation newspaper of 26th December, 2018 as saying that the project would start in the first quarter of the 2019.

“It is alleged that the Malawi Government then abandoned its partner, Genzhhouba of China and become the sole financier of the project,’’ reads part of the letter to the ACB.

Government awarded a MK 7.8 billion contract to a company, Black and Veach of which the Nation newspaper of 27th October, 2019 quoted Hausi, Director of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority as saying: “Our records indicate that the company is registered in the USA.”

The HRDC says their investigation shows that the Black and Veach do not appear on the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authorities website and it is registered with it.

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Sizzler
Sizzler
10 months ago

ACB becareful !!!!!
you are being dregged into areas where you dont have exparties by toddlers who dont know much on Contractual settings and international business agreements …
Remember of what you doubt MAIZE GATE .how did it end.
watchout of jack&jill with their street talks .and you pick up to be a case .😂😂😂

Concerned citizen
10 months ago

Where is the action???

Does ACB have capacity and are legally enabled to act?

Chilima
Chilima
10 months ago

Mbuzi za anthu aku HRDC mwasanduka ACB…munya palibe chimene mutapgulepo.Kazingopangani umathanyula

Mafikizolo
Mafikizolo
10 months ago

Mwana uyu and his mother Gertrude waapweteketsa ndi umphawi. They came from abject poverty straight into the wonderful world of State House. As a result, it was Christmas time from 2014 right up to 2020.

Tizanka
Tizanka
10 months ago

Black and Veatch akapoli inu. Its a large firm in Kansas. You need to get sued together with your masters. Mwalakwitsa spelling so Google imadana ndi mbuli

Baba Tunde
Baba Tunde
10 months ago
Reply to  Tizanka

Actually there is a company with a similar name. It’s like Nike and Nice. They used that name to fool the Malawian foolish fools like you like you Tizanka

Banda Banda
Banda Banda
10 months ago

Google Black and Veatch. They are hiring staff and are looking for more Consultancy Jobs.

Lester
Lester
10 months ago

Black and veatch is a company in the USA. Also dealing in energy projects amongst others.

Joyce Mpama
Joyce Mpama
10 months ago

HRDC clarify if indeed in 2013 Tadikira was step son of a President. That time, the President was Her Excellency Dr Joyce Banda and Mr Hausi had not joined PPDA until 2019.

What report have you made about the then Kamwamba Power Co. Management? Doesnt it take two parties to contract?

Or is there hidden agenda somewhere?

xvev
xvev
10 months ago

But Hausi said “our (PPDA’s) records show that the company is registered in the US”. The fact is it’s not. Defending corrupt politicians. Ayankhe basi

Henele Gopani
Henele Gopani
10 months ago
Reply to  xvev

Mr. Hausi was not ku PPDA in 2013. Anasakidwa ndi JB, anakanika, pano ndi izi. Get your facts right. And a reminder to HRDC, you’re nothing but a CSO siinu a Intelligence…

Tamu
Tamu
10 months ago

Eeeeish koma inu… Aaaaa

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