Macra new boss Shamu abuses position

Newly-appointed director general for Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) Henry Shamu is clinging to an executive vehicle from Malawi Posts Corporation (MPC) and demanding a new one from the new employer.

Shamu: New Macra boss

MPC bought a Toyota Prado TX less than two years ago registration number BV 6767 which Shamu has grabbed and is using it as a personal vehicle and is pushing Macra to buy him a brand new Toyota Prado VXL.

Shamu has not qualified to buy the official vehicle he was using at MPC according to conditions of service as the vehicle needs to clock 4 years before it can be offered to the officer who was using for purchase.

“Mr. Shamu afika ndi ululu…he is pressurizing the Finance Director Ben Chitsonga to buy him a new vehicle just like the one that his predecessor Godfrey Itaye was using. But he has been told that only the board of directors can approve that expenditure and at the moment the board has been dissolved. But he is having none of it,” said an insider at Macra.

It has also been revealed that Shamu has a loan of up to K23 million which he took whilst at MPC and his former employers are demanding settlement of the loan by Macra.

According to a letter from MPC dated 25 June 2020 signed by Noel Fole MPC Directr of Finance and Administration to Macra, Shamu had an outstanding loan amount totaling to K23, 856,509.98.

“However, the Corporation has pension arrears of K7,572,647.25 payable to Old Mutual. The net amount payable to us is therefore K16,283,862.73,” reads the letter in part.

Insiders at MPC wondered why Shamu got the huge loan amount when other employees were denied ‘small’ loans saying the organization was going through cashflow problems.

Shamu could not pick  phone calls and neither could he respond to  messages left on his phone soliciting a comment.

Meanwhile, compromised Comptroller of Statutory Corporations, Stuart Ligomeka is bulldozing Macra to continue paying beleaguered Director General Godfrey Redson Itaye.

Ligomeka has directed Macra to continue paying Salary and benefits for Itaye despite him being posted out to Lilongwe Water Board arguing that Macra should be claiming the expenses from Lilongwe Water Board.

Insiders also revealed that contrary to conditions of service, Itaye took with him a Toyota Landcruiser Prado VXL registration number CA3672, belonging to Macra.

“This is a clear violation to vehicle entitlement for Chief Executive Officers of parastatals,” said a top high ranking government official at Capital Hill.

According to records we have seen, Chief Executive Officers of parastatals are allowed to drive a Toyota Landcruiser Prado TX a condition that was waived for Macra but not for Lilongwe Water Board.

We can also confirm that Itaye through Macra Procurement Specialist, Joseph Galawa and Finance Manager Phillip Nakoma are trying to alter information in the authority’s accounting system ACCPAc. We can confirm that Nakoma has been busy throughout the weekend to convince an expert from ACCPac Ajay Misheer to assit him with the plans.

On the other hand Ngalawa was last week busy trying to call for a management meeting to lobby his senior colleagues to help him come up with an explanation on the illegal procurements that have recently been exposed.

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Comrade Jones
Comrade Jones
1 year ago

Eh eh, ma propaganda? Why do people rush into talking. ndipo nyasatimes post this, comment yanga ina simunayike, don’t be biased, we all have the freedom of expression.

Yonseyonse Sindyeka
Yonseyonse Sindyeka
1 year ago

56 years and still towing Western line of management! Please incorporate and blend our ancient controls with global versions if you just invent your own

Maunits
Maunits
1 year ago

Rubbish

National CEO
National CEO
1 year ago

Please sort out this mess before the image of Tonse Alliance is dented

JONES
JONES
1 year ago

SHAMU akadali mwana ma ambition ndi ambiri koma uchenjere!

Nam'bbaddo
Nam'bbaddo
1 year ago

Y pple doing this to innocent malawians then somebody will say y putting in custody these pple as if they are blind Mr chilima hurry up plx clean all ceo from parastatals

Thyolo Thava Boy
1 year ago

The president is taking a lot of time to appoint boards for these state owned companies , delaying will cause a lot of information to be altered. Our president & VP please wake up delay will cost us alot. Remember that these people are mafias.

Noel Masangwi
Noel Masangwi
1 year ago

Board members do not oversee daily operations of the parastatals. Okuba ndi okuba basi

Declaration of Victory and third Revolution

Why is Chakwera and Chilima taking time to push these parasites out of government? We need sanity and better people in these positions. We need people of high integrity and not those that enjoy driving cars and having businesses through girl friends.

Isaac Mbewe
Isaac Mbewe
1 year ago

Uyu Shamu ndi cadet, he was redeployed there to assist the DPP to rig the fresh presidential elections but the move failed coz the MEC chair insisted on manual tabulation of results as speculated in the constitution. Shamu ndi anyamata a Dausi. Only time will tell, he will be removed from MACRA.

R CHIMWENDO
1 year ago

ma awa nde ndi magulu a dpp ofuna kuwonga chuma cha boma basi mchotseni ameneyo ife tilipo titha kuyendetsa bwinonso udindowo

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