Macra hires ‘cadet’ with corruption case

Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (Macra) director general Godfrey Itaye is pushing for the recruitment of a well known Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadre involved in documented corruption scandals Charles Fodya as head of  newly created division called CERT.

Fodya: Favoured to head Macra’s new division CERT

Fodya was arrested in 2016 in a Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) prepaid metres scandal but because of his connections to the ruling party, the corruption case never took off despite his arrest.

Now Itaye is pushing for his recruitment as Head of CERT at Macra. CERT is a new department at Macra that tracks computer users.

Nyasa Times sources said Fodya attended interviews for the position which took place on Wednesday April 8 2020 in Blantyre and came second but Itaye is pushing members of the interviewing panel to offer the job to Fodya despite being the second best.

“We are wondering why the director general wants this guy so badly. He has a corruption case hanging over his head and we have to recruit such characters really?” wondered an insider at Macra.

On 1st October 2016,  Nyasa Times carried a story detailing the arrest of Fodya and his relation, Sinosi Maliyano who was working at LWB for giving a contract to Fodya, his relative, to supply 5000 prepaid water metres.

Fodya used his connections within the system to frustrate the case.

Both Fodya and Maliyano were granted a court bail of K100 000 by the Lilongwe Magistrate Court and are yet to be tried for their corruption and abuse of office charges respectively.

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BigMan
BigMan
7 months ago

That is the DPP.

Saunders
Saunders
7 months ago

Bvuto la Atumbuka ndi yoti amadelera mitundu Ina. This boy is a sense from Tengani Avery qualified young man, was at Chanco. He introduced e-learning with @ Chanco with Indian Universities and most of you have benefitted from it. He is qualified to work for MACRA, he is not a CADET he is very qualified than most Tumbukas who wants that post

UTM boma
UTM boma
7 months ago

Being DPP doesn’t make one a cadet. Being utm doesn’t make one Chilima. Being MCP doesn’t make one MYP

UTM boma
UTM boma
7 months ago

Being DPP doesn’t make one a cadet. Being MCP doesn’t make one MYP. I’m UTM and I can’t vote for outdated parties but Im not Mary Chilima. Itaye is working within his mandate

Judge-Better mus-cum
Judge-Better mus-cum
7 months ago

Innocent until proven guilty.

Tizanka
Tizanka
7 months ago

So DPP supporters aren’t supposed to get employment in Malawi? Will UTM and MCP sympathizers be employed by government on quasi government institutions in case the high corrupt judges give them power?

Engineer
Engineer
7 months ago

By the way even Eng Sinosi MALIANO is back at LWB. Also genius

Nalingula
Nalingula
7 months ago
Reply to  Engineer

who can Push you Around if your Uncle is a top DPP official like Hon Kasaila …Ziko ndi Wanu you can do Whatever You Want …

Atokwene
Atokwene
7 months ago

Management can take anyone of the top three. That’s what is practised anywhere in the world. It’s good HR practices and it doesn’t need to be written anywhere. So Itaye as final decision maker has the power to choose one among the top three. So if he wants Fodya, he is acting within the prescints of his authority. The issue of corruption can not prevent him from being hired because as said already everyone is innocence until proven guilty. Give Fodya the post . Each boss wants to work with one he will be comfortable to work with

Na bi soo
Na bi soo
7 months ago

These are the reasons why I hate DPP with passion, DPP shall fall n nvr to rise up again….

Renaissance Man
Renaissance Man
7 months ago

Dr Fodya is a Malawian so there is nothing wrong with him getting a job at any Malawian institution. As for allegations of corruption, everyone is equal before the law – he is presumed innocent until proved guilty.

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