Itaye’s witchhunt at Macra, deputy DG Bisika contract not renewed

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.

Bisika: No contract extension

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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Itaye if this is true, shud know MACRA is not his company. He will also leave one day which only God knows.


is Itaye untouchable???????????????????? Ask Chaponda


a itaye samalani, dzanja la mulungu likukutsatani. kumbukirani mu broadcasting officer panali anzanu pamenepo. lero akusowa nc=tchito. afunseni a msaliwa


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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

Francis Bisika is a nonsense person. When things are wrongly done, he points out the mistakes with courage so that the matter is collected. He is being ousted merely as a suspect at the institution. Do not worry much about the ouster. When one door is closed, another one is opened. Please, Mr. Bisika, do not forget to play your favourite game of basket ball at College of Medicine just to refresh your mind while deciding what to do next.


Contract employment is short-lived. Moreover it is not Itaye who offers a contract; its the board. Itaye just communicates what the board decides.

Wetema Kili

It is shameful that MACRA issues are openly discussed in the media. Why is this so? Simple- the media has a link which is divulging these issues. Is it someone`s strategy? Power and succession maniac at times can be nasty. Akulu amati njovu zokamamenyana umavutika ndi uzu!!!!


There is no issue here. Contracts are entered and expired elsewhere. Whats so special with MACRA guys? Contract ikatha basi with-hunt? zimatero. Enanso anzeru omwe ali ndi nzeru.


Awize.. just be quiet… you don’t know anything….


This is a public institution and therefore subject to public scrutiny. We have seen similar matters concerning other public institutions being discussed in the media – MBC, ESCOM, MEC, the list is endless. There is nothing special about MACRA. Lay it bare for the taxpayer to see the rot that is there, period.

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