Itaye clings to Macra job: Corruption suspect starts work

Beleaguered Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) former Director General Godfrey Itaye is clinging to his post even after government sacked him from his position and redeployed him to Malawi Post Corporation (MPC) as Postmaster General.

Itaye the Macra boss: Refusing to leave his seat at Macra

Itaye is refusing to leave Macra saying government has no powers of removing him from his position at Macra but the Macra Board of Directors has vowed not to move an inch.

Itaye was seen at Macra offices on Monday despite his ouster last week.

“He is here working and he has told some of his loyalists that unless the board of directors’ gives him the letter, then he will leave otherwise he says government has no powers of removing him,” said a close ally of Itaye at Macra.

Macra Board Chairperson Reverend Alex Maulana is said to have been ‘withholding’ the dismissal letter with the aim of giving Itaye enough time to ‘plead for mercy’ from some top gurus at State House.

Maulana declined to comment on the matter saying ‘we have a board meeting tomorrow where all these issues will be resolved’.

Nyasa Times understands that Itaye  has splashed cash to Maulana and borad members  who are meeting Tuesday to overturn the decision of moving him.

Meanwhile, Charles Fodya, facing corruption charges for procurement of water meters at Lilongwe water Board a few years ago, Monday started work at Macra as Head of CERT, a newly created Division which will be tracking computer users.

We earlier reported that Fodya, a well known ‘DPP cadet’ attended interviews on 8th April 2020 and did not do well but Itaye was still pushing for his employment.

This is despite the fact that Fodya is still facing documented corruption scandal. Fodya was arrested in 2016 in a Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) prepaid meters scandal but because of his connections to the ruling party, the corruption case never took off despite his arrest.

On 1st October 2016, Nyasa Times carried a story detailing the arrest of Fodya and his relation, Sinosi Maliyano who was working at LWB for giving a contract to Fodya, his relative, to supply 5000 prepaid water meters.

Fodya used his connections within the system to frustrate the case.

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Zio ine
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Zio ine

Axis of corruption and nepotism

nafundo zalo
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nafundo zalo

tate wakeso anali kathyali nde mbuzi siibela bakha

Jose
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Jose

Kumeneko mudzachiteko redeploy staff ina anthu akhazikika kuiwala ntchito.adzachokeko onse ndi kuika new staff yotukula dziko osati ndale ndi kusaka amalawi opereka maganizo osiyana ndi boma.

Engineer
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Engineer

Eng Sinosi MALIANO akupanga zaketu. Afiti inu

Maunits
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Maunits

Do not thieves are going soon all this will issues of the past and they will rot in jail.

Operation Chotsa Mbavaa
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Operation Chotsa Mbavaa

We a total system failure in the country and thugs n thieves like itaye and many many more are busy looting and enriching themselves just because the so called leader is the biggest mbavaa himself. Itaye must be the 1st one to be locked up as he has stolen billions of kwacha from macra.

DAgo
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DAgo

Akuluwa akuti akusungila file yoopsa inene bwana amatulutsila khobidi ku MACRA. Ndi mnyamata was a bwana sangachotsedwe wanna olo ku mangidwa. Koma zindikilani bambo itaye kuti nthawi zikusintha komaso kumwambaku kukuona

Chiswa B
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Chiswa B

Dr Fodya is a genius

Moya
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Moya

Anything linked to DPP is dirty. Get rid of this government and that will put everything in order.

Chenike Mei
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Chenike Mei

True fact comrade

Mr President please forcefully remove Itaye...
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Mr President please forcefully remove Itaye...

Sack the man for good. Get him out of the civil service. How can one man cling on to a public post like ndi zambuyake. He should be sacked for good, but we all know big man wont do anything. Sad state of affairs in the public service. I used to respect the President, and defend his actions pano amangotichitsa manyazi. Professor of law wamtundu wanji osatsata or kulemekeza lamulo la dziko.

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