Looting of Macra cars: Itaye grabs pool vehicles for a song

Barely two months after Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB)  pounced on Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) for alleged multimillion kwacha top level corruption, Director General Godfery Itaye has grabbed three executive pool vehicles, disregarding the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets, Nyasa Times can reveal.

Itaye: Untouchable master looter

The larger-than-life  Itaye ordered the transport department to reserve executive pool vehicle VW Amarok registration number  BU131, double cabin, VW Toureg registration number  BU4483 which were due for disposal.

According to the 2017 Diposal of Public Assets Act, the pool cars are supposed to be sold through open tender with approval from the Director General of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets.

Nyasa Times sources from Macra administration said Itaye was buying the two vehicles for K4.8 million without competition.

“These vehicles are less than five years old….normally they are offered to members of staff to bid,” a transport official confided in Nyasa Times.

Macra spokeswoman Ulanda Mwafulirwa demanded a written questionnaire when asked for confirmation.

The grabbing of Macra pool vehicles comes before the ACB  has made known findings of dubious contracts which include a K19 million supply contract Macra reportedly awarded to a business firm owned by a relation to an executive manager and another relating to printing of calendars worth K135 million.

Another k 20 million car tracking  contract is yet to be concluded in which Itaye is implicated.

He is also implicated in the award of a contract to his mother inlaw for the supply of color printers.

ACB spokeswoman Eggritta Ndala said the bureau has concluded the investigation but is yet to come up with a list of those to be prosecuted.

The graft-busting body launched its investigations early last month after receiving a complaint from a whistle blower on the alleged dealings.

 

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Kadzakumanja
Kadzakumanja
3 years ago

And the only arrest that ACB thoroughly investigated and made a proper arrest since its inception was the issue of Yusuf Mwawa. That was the only issue that ACB made an arrest. Kwinako bola atenga ma allowance akuti akupita ku ma investgation, komweko kukamwako mowa usiku onse, kukanyenga akazi, ndikuiwala zomwe apitira. Kenako akuti palibe chomwe tapezako. This is a joke of an organisation.

Kadzakumanja
Kadzakumanja
3 years ago

Alhomwe alhomwe, noophiya.

Kibaki
Kibaki
3 years ago

Mwafika popysesadi mtima anyamata inu. Inu zoona misonkho yathu mungoseweretsa chonchi. Ndakwiya nanu zedi.

Lilian Kaunda
Lilian Kaunda
3 years ago

Itaye seems to be favoured blue eyed boy may be because he is able to deep into the kitty and help the powers that be.

Gwamula
Gwamula
3 years ago

Achina Dan Chiwoni mukugona tulotu ku Macra kumeneku. Kapena nanu mukusakaza mwakabisila ngati mmene ankachitila Kaphale winayu anathamangisidwayu

Becks
Becks
3 years ago

eissshhhhhh

Duncan
3 years ago

Cargate at its best

Silica gell
3 years ago

Please, give us rest from this Macra gossips

GIRIMOTI
GIRIMOTI
3 years ago

PUMBWAISM!!!!!!!!!!!!

SKC
SKC
3 years ago

Itaye is DPP, let CHAKWERA MIA PRESS THE REBOOT BUTTON COME 2019, VOTE MCP KWACHA!!! tatopa ndi mbava inu Eish abale magalimoto kumagopatsana koma Zoona? 4.8million si mtengo wa Noah umenewu? Eish Malawi wapita kudzala basi, CHAKWERA MIA REBOOT THE SYSTEM, CHILIMA IS DPP TEAM B, VOTE MCP KWACHA!!!!!

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