MACRA Board Chair diverts genset for home use

Malawi Communications and Regulatory Authority (Macra) Board Chair Mavis Mangulenje is at the centre of a dubious deal to supply a generator for Macra Lilongwe office which ended up supplying power to her own residence, Nyasa Times understands.

Mangulenje: Gets geneset for the office at her home

Procurement specialist Joseph Ngalawa initiated the procurement process of a 5KA generator at the pretext of supplying power to the Lilongwe office.

Mangulenje, a board chair, connived with Zaone General dealers to bid and eventually were awarded the deal to deliver the generator.

“On instructions of Director General Godfrey Itaye, the generator was instead delivered at the board Chairs residence ,” a driver who dropped the generator told Nyasa Times.

A visit to Macra Lilongwe Area 13  offices showed there is no generator delivered.

Meanwhile,  Ngalawa, who is the right hand man for Itaye has initiated another procurement process for a new generator for the Lilongwe office.

When contacted for comment, Ngalawa claimed there were some disgruntled people within the organization leaking official information to the media.

The plunder at Macra is a routine where the Director General has been awarding dubious contracts even to his own in-laws.

Ruling DPP officials have also benefitted from the plunder by being awarded millions worthy of contracts without supplying items.

Mangulenje, could not pick her phone when Nyasa Times contacted her to hear her side of the story.

In another development, Deputy Director for Administration Henry Macheso has been abusing a BP fuel card which is allocated 2million kwacha every month meant for fueling party vehicles.

“Whether party vehicles are refuelled or nor, Macheso goes to Nyambadwe BP Puma filling station where he draws cash. Finance Manager Phillip Nakoma authorises payments of such invoices” said a Macra official privy to the dealings..

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Che mbiya
Che mbiya
4 years ago

The rot that is Malawi must stop! We are tired and ashamed of hearing about corruption each time. What is so difficult in eradicating this rot. Unfortunately it starts from top. Give this Mangulenje and Ngalawa prison term please. It may not stop others from doing the same but will surely send a serious signal.

Che mbiya
Che mbiya
4 years ago

The rot that is Malawi and its appointed officials fromt the top need to stop. Unfortunately it will not because the top itself is rotten. Imagine how many Malawians are suffering when the top are sitting phwii and pretty, eating what they did not sow. I appeal to the government to stop this rot forthwith. We are ashamed and tired of hearing of this rot every time. Give this Mangulenje and Ngalawa pritson term please.

Ndadabwa
4 years ago

kikikikiki, MACRA imeneyo. a ngalawa nde mwalemeratu. mpaka kumukongoza mzanu 43 million kuti agule nyumba. zukuyenderani. baulukani. inu simudzateranso. mudzingouluka basi

Cram
Cram
4 years ago

Koma eish ndalama zonsezija anthu a ku MACRA akumaphozera mma wedding ndi ku mamwera mowa mma bar a ku Blantyre ndi ‘Tax payers money’ eti? La 40 lizakwana

Ndadabwa
4 years ago

kikikikiki. muli bwanji bwana ngalawa. paja munamukongoza mzanu 46 million from your personal account. k0ma nde mwalemeratu

DPP BOMA
DPP BOMA
4 years ago

Zaonjeza anthuwa akutidyera masuku pamutu, osalephera Itaye akumanyenga amayiwa. That is why akufika powapatsa genset kuti azidya bwino katundu mu office. Kkkkkkkkkk kudya chiyimilile

Ngalande
Ngalande
4 years ago
Reply to  DPP BOMA

amayiwa chibwezi chao ndi chief secretary ku opc ndiye Itayi angatani

Masomphenya
Masomphenya
4 years ago

Ngati ukulota zoti ubwera ku MCP uyiwale chifukwa khalidwelako ndi limeneli konse wagwira iwe, Malswitch, Airtel.

Remnant
Remnant
4 years ago

Koma anthu mukusangalala eti?

Wodzitsata
Wodzitsata
4 years ago

Koma abale anthu mumamukhumba munthuyu eish.

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