Joyce Banda, Mudzi Transformation Trust sued for K214M: South Africa company claims non-payment of supplies

Former president Joyce Banda has been dragged to court  for allegedly failing to pay about K214 million for materials  supplied by South Africa-based Engelec International Limited (EIL)  to the Mudzi Transformation Trust, an initiative of  Banda.

Former President Banda laying a foundation stone: Taken to court

The company is demanding payment for materials, including iron sheets, in the Mudzi Transformation Trust project.

In civil case number 1428 of 2015 between EIL and registered trustees of Mudzi Transformation Trust fund as first defendant  and Banda as second defendant , the court directs that the company should be paid about K20 million as part payment to their claim.

Court records indicate this was agreed between lawyer of Banda, Lusungu Gondwe and the company that a K20 million part payment would be  made by January 31 2018 but it has not yet been processed to date.

Gondwe said the former president “should not be associated with the money”, saying it is the trustees that owes the company.

The South African company hired Powell Nkutabasa as their lawyer, who said Banda and the trustees owe EIL “over K600 million.”

Nkhutabasa said the K20 million is part payment but up to date has not been paid.

He said they have given Banda “a grace period” to pay K20 million , saying “procedures [will] have to be followed for non payment.”

The five-year project, which started in 2013, sought to build houses for vulnerable people with a target of 20 000 villages nationwide. However, just over 500 houses were built at the end of Banda’s term in May 2014.

Mudzi Transformation Trust was established through the Trustee Incorporation Act in 2013 but it has remained inactive since Banda went out of government in June 2014.

Banda launched the initiative in May 2013 at Nthoso Village, Traditional Authority Khongoni in Lilongwe.

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aubster kacheche
aubster kacheche
4 years ago

mama dont warie God is their for the sin just play to Him he will provid you

Laws of Malawi
Laws of Malawi
4 years ago

Under The Laws of the Republic of Malawi Trustees of a Trust are personally liable for any debts incurred by a Trust. So all the Trustees who so ever they are are liable and their personal property belong to them can be seized by the Baliff to recover the debt. You can verify this with any well qualified lawyer.

kheza
kheza
4 years ago

this was government program therefore they are suing wrong person. Amalawi tanadziwani kusiyanitsa zinthu otherwise mbadwa zamaiko ena zititenga ngati mbuli

MAGUFULI
MAGUFULI
4 years ago

Dear Amayi
PLEASE PLEASE RESPECT AND HUMBLE YOURSELF GIVE
CHANCE TO MAJOR 1 THIS TIME

SO MALAWIANS CAN EXPERIENCE
A SIGH OF RELIEF

THE HEAT IS UNBEARABLE WITH
YOU PEOPLE ON THE DRIVING
SEAT

MAY GOD BLESS THE LAND

blessing
blessing
4 years ago

she must pay back the money we are tired of this devil women

oMachemba
oMachemba
4 years ago

Let the judge decide culpability here.
Kalanga ine: most likely, for JB, even personal bankruptcy may be on the horizon!

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
4 years ago

Was Mudzi Transformation Fund trust Joyce Banda’s or it was governments? The establishment of mudzi Tranformtion fund was passed by parliament. it was governments money which was supposed to run the project not Joyce Banda,. So it is the government that needs to be sued not JB. It is just like Malata subsidy programme. it is government’s programme introduced by DPP. it is public funds not APM’s.

Gwamula
Gwamula
4 years ago

Parliament yake yadziko liti? Munamvapo za Mudzi Trust Act??

Msundu
Msundu
4 years ago

Abale zaka zonsezi anali kuti kukumbasa payment lero

Tsotsono
Tsotsono
4 years ago
Reply to  Msundu

Mphwanga mulandu siuola. Funse Misonzi Chanthunya. Mai uyu ayamba kuilakalaka imfa ndithu to avoid humiliation.

Wanjiku
Wanjiku
4 years ago

This lady is a thief.

Mtondoli Jonazi
Mtondoli Jonazi
4 years ago

Did the source of the funding dry up perhaps? Just thinking out aloud – (we are all allowed to..right? Or not?)

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