Following unearthing of maladministration and wrongful enrichment at Malawi Communications and Regulatory Authority (Macra) led by its Director General Godfrey Itaye, he has been on witchhunt on officers in oder to seal the leaks and recommended that his deputy Francis Bisika be fired.
Nyasa Times understands that Bisika has been told to clear his decks at the regulator because his contract has not been renewed.
Bisika has been informed in a letter signed by Macra board chair Mervis Mangulenge in a letter Ref. Macra/BC/29/MM dated November 3, 2019 that he should leave Macra.
In the letter, Mangulenje advised Bisika that government has not honoured his expression of interest for the renewal for his his employement contract for another three years.
“Cognizance of the fact that Macra should not have a leadership vacuum; you are advised to immediately handover the office and all property/ assets to the Director General who will take full responsibilities on all matters in the Deputy Diector General’s office,” reads the letter seen by Nyasa Times.
It said all his remaining leave days “shall be commuted for cash.”
Bisika has not been in good books with Itaye.
Nyasa Times reported that Macra Boss Itaye was embroidered in dubious contracts where he awarded millions of kwachas worthy of contracts to his parents in-laws.
Macra boss is also involved in a dubious K135million developmental calendars contract with his right handyman Joseph Ngalawa, Procurement Specialist.
Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) is yet to act on these dubious dealings but Macra sources confirmed ACB officials visited regulators offices prior to Chandiyang’ana arrest.
The arrest is a surprise as those who committed the crimes are ordering arrests.
Meanwhile, Macra boss suspended Human Resources Manager Dalitso Jumbe, who is alleged to have warned former procurement fficer Iton Chandiyang’ana, of impending arrest.
Inisders say Macra is being run like a personal estate. A whole Human Resources Manager being suspended without any hearing.
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