Kambala announces all Nocma tenders cancelled until new management is instituted

Minister of Energy Newton Kambala has announced that government has cancelled the current round of tendering of all products, including petroleum supply, at National Oil Company of Malawi (Nocma) until new management is instituted at the state-owned oil company.

Kambala: In the absence of a credible management, the fuel supply tender be cancelled

Kambala said at the  news conference that government had noted public concerns on the situation at Nocma where the executive management is currently not complete because some members are on suspension.

Said Kambala: “In the absence of a credible management, the fuel supply tender be cancelled. As government, we take public outcry very seriously and this is why His Excellency the State President issued a directive through his public statement on November 5 2020, that issues at Nocma needed to be resolved immediately.”

The cancellation of the tenders at Nocma is coming  after it had received bids for its advertised fuel supply tender for 314.820 metric tonnes (MT) for 2020/2021.

Kambala announced the cancellation of all tenders.

Nocma is among State institutions that have been hitting headlines for bad reasons since the change of government in June this year. Police arrested the organisation’s chief executive officer Gift Dulla in September 2020 on charges of abuse of office.

Dulla’s deputy Hellen Buluma was made  acting CEO but  was also forced out aby the board after President Lazarus Chakwera, who described Buluma as “a party operative”, instructed the board to look into matters surrounding her hiring.

A group of people purporting to be Nocma workers also wrote the organisation’s board chair, asking him to remove Buluma because her relationship with workers “unreconciliable.”

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Chitsani
Chitsani
8 months ago

Nduna yafulumiratu Iyizzitimu

Mpakateni
8 months ago

Kambala, are you sure the reason for dismissing Buluma holds. If you are saying you have decided to dismiss Buluma due to the public outcry that claims that she is the DPP operative, why did you the same Tonse Team keep Chikumbutso Mtumodzi when the same public told you he is equally a DPP operative. Mr. Kambala and Tonse Team you will not this war you have started. I doubt if some of you will go beyond December 2020 in the positions you are. This is new Malawi, you can’t fool us anymore.

Gontigo
Gontigo
8 months ago

EXCELLENT!!
Amateur hour by this known cadet Buluma. Now you know who is actually in charge.
She is just there to cause problems. She needs to go on leave STAT!

Kwitande wa kwitande
Kwitande wa kwitande
8 months ago

Kambala has been caught naked and Hellen should not relent and expose these thieves. If anything happens to her we know it is Kambala and Cahima Banda who will behind that. We know Chakwera will not act because he is part of this whole deal as his name was being fingered by those who wanted to influence things at NOCMA

Madalika
Madalika
8 months ago

Also fire the head procurement , she knows everything what tranpired there and she can be turned into state witness

Lawyer wa bho
Lawyer wa bho
8 months ago

Mbala iwe udindo uwusiye kaya munaika makobili angati ku campaign apa mwagwidwa. Ndalama za ife amalawi is not for your taking

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