‘Larger than life’ Chaponda snubs Malawi MPs probing maizegate

Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Minister George Chaponda  on Friday did now show up  at parliamentary inquiry on maizegate  in Lilongwe despite being invited.

Chaponda: Now show at parliamentray inquiry

Two committees of Parliament—the Public Accounts Committee and the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development—are conducting an inquiry into the procurement of maize by State grain marketer – Agriculture Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) – to establish whether there was an element of fraud and corruption in the deal.

Chairman of the inquiry Dr Jospeh Chidanti Malunga said Chaponda was foramlyy  invited to appear before the inquiry on Friday in the morning but did not avail himself.

“We sent an invitation and we have confirmation from his secretary that he received,” said Malunga.

“We are surprised he has not appeared and we will follow parliamentary procedures,” added Malunga.

Chaponda and Admarc CEO Foster Mulumbe are grilled on  corruption element in the procurement of maize.

Both Chaponda and Mulumbe denies any wrong doing.

Chaponda last week sneaked to Germany on official duties despite a court order restraining him from conducting official assignments.

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kakakak
4 years ago

This goverment ndiyakuba….(fact). Akudziwa facing the committee palibe angayankhe chanzeru

Shonai
4 years ago

Iven if it was myself sindingapiteko zachibwana ,masewera,kusautsana uchitsiku .Kumene akuchita sikufufuza koma kukhoti kuimba mulandu umene anagamula kale zimenezi angotengerapo mwai.A chitsiru Akamulepo paja amanena zomwezo nthawi zonse.Ndiye afufuza chiani anagamula kale .Moti munthu wanzeru zake angapite adzika fulidwa ndi munthu ofuntha Kalua?

thinktank
thinktank
4 years ago

For those of you who doubted that APM is useless president here is exhibit 1.The whole adminstration is being SHAMED by the actions of this old man Chaponda.APM CANNOT do anything.He doesn’t run this country,He is just a puppet getting a paycheckto see him through his old age .He doesn’t have the aptitude,the morals and the guts to run this country,as a result we have some minsters behaving above the law.

Mphwesakore muyaya
4 years ago

Sad,he is adamant thats why he think that he is untouchable,but he will regret afterwards,this has approved that he is above the law of Malawi parliament.Alomwefe zikutichitisa manyazi izi.

High Time
High Time
4 years ago

Olo ndikadakhala ine Chaponda I would not accept to be questioned by fooooooools like |Kamlepo.

jokujoku
jokujoku
4 years ago

The Peter Muthalika regime reminds me of his braz Bingu who backed Mukhito until his death, that he was the finest IG of Police he has never ever seen in Malawi and on earth. So this is the same story that Peter tries to say the same about Kaponda oooooh sorry Chaponda. Let’s wait and C

Alinafe Phiri
Alinafe Phiri
4 years ago

chaponda ndi okula mtima amadziona ngati dolo ndipo mwano oseu ukuchokera kwa PITALA koma tsiku lina lidzakwana kuti mtudzu udzatha

JCinLA
JCinLA
4 years ago
Reply to  Alinafe Phiri

I agree

Jasinta
4 years ago
Reply to  Alinafe Phiri

I feel the writer of this article about Mr Chaponda is a very ignorant man. He is a hater. A fool. Leave Mr Chaponda alone. That man does not need maizegate to be rich. He is a rich man with assets all over the world. He does not need that money. Stop being stupid

Fabiano Kamanga
Fabiano Kamanga
4 years ago

CAN SUCH ARROGANT CHARACTERS BE ALLOWED TO RULE MALAWI?

Eliot kazizwa
Eliot kazizwa
4 years ago

A kuwopa kukalandila mbama kwa kamlepo kkkkk

Kamlepo Chidanti
Kamlepo Chidanti
4 years ago

Kodi inquiry imeneyi is it some kind of a court or what ? I feel they just want to intimidate people coz even way before their investigations anali atawaweluza kale a nduna amenewa kuti ndi akuba etc no wonder anthu akuwatchula mbava etc without being proven guilty. all in all achita bwino osapitako

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