Investigate all corruption cases, says Malawi procurement boss

Malawi’s Office of the Director of Public Procurement (ODPP) boss Paul  Taulo is calling on law enforcing agencies to ensure that all officials linked to corruption are thoroughly investigated without being selective in the process.

Taulo: All cases of corruption be investigated

Taulo was commenting on the Malawi maize deal with Zambia  that has raised fears that government officials, including a Cabinet minister, may have indulged in corruption for allegedly using middleman,  Kaloswe Commuter and Courier Ltd.

The ODPP director said his office is equally disappointed with corruption issues in the country, and supports investigations to unearth the truth.

He said the investigation must be done, it should be executed without favors, and everyone else accused of corruption must be properly investigated and justice should be served.

“The allegations of corruption are a very sad development for this country,” said Taulo in quotes reported by Weekend Nation.

“ This office is desirous that all cases of corruption be investigated and concluded for the benefit of the nation at large and this office will cooperate with any such investigation,” he assured.

Taulo told the paper that his office approved Admarc to use a single source method of procurement, which is normally applied on emergencies.

“We can confirm that the Office of the Director of Public Procurement (ODPP) was involved at the many stages of the procurement process. Admarc applied to this office and approval was granted for it to use single source method of procurement based on information it provided and in line with Section 30 (10) (C) of the Public Procurement Act 2003,” he said.

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has  said it has opened  investigation and that they will work with  its Zambian counterparts—the Zambia Corruption Commission (ZCC).

President Peter Mutharika has  instituted a commission of inquiry while the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture has also said it will launch its own investigation into the maizegate.

Malawi Law Society (MLS) has since called for appropriate law enforcement agencies that are both credible and independent to probe the matter.

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mata pa hamba
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Tawonani chomwe chili pa Jaketi apo musapite kutali akunena zoona kapena wavala jaketi lobweleka ?

mjiba
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ha ha Taulo a DPP clonie at the ODPP

rapaz
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chaponda alipo mgulumo,ameneyo ndi mkulu wa dyera

Dr Madalitso Mumba
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F……k another Lhomwe shupit. Beneficiary of tribalism

mmc
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Qualified lhomwe just like there are so many many qualified northerners who have benefited massively from tribalism more than the lhomwes. ….. kkkkkk don’t point fingers at others chosani chitsotso chanu kaye…

Chambe
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Mr ODPP Director, you are a crucial witness in the Commission of Inquiry. There are a lot of people who have no clue on how the procurement process works and hence rushing to conclusions on poor ADMARC chief. Make it clear on whether it is allowed to use an agent who links the single source with the buyer to ensure the agent covers everything as one transaction( for logistics, clearing, insurance and payment of goods to the single source etc). This is what normally happens with many organizations involved in international procurement although some prefer to to deal with a… Read more »
Thomas k mtonga
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These are people need to be put in jail

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