Malawi experts trash commission of inquiry on Zambia ‘maizegate’: Move to silence critics and shield thieves

Some sections of the society has trashed President Peter Mutharika’s commission of inquiry on Zambian maizegate scandal.

Kanyongolo: Move to silence critics

Law professor at the University of Malawi Edge Kanyongolo said experience has shown that commission of inquiries do not do any good.

Mutharika has appointed a four member commission of inquiry led by former chief Justice Anastanzia Msosa to look into allegations that Admarc chief executive Foster Mulumbe  corruptly bought the 100000 metric tonnes of maize.

The deal is also implicating Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Devleopment, George Chaponda.

“This inquiry will not help us,” said Kanyongolo.

He said in the past, there had been numerous commission of inquiries whose reports the government had not acted on.

Civil rights activist Justin Dzonzi described the  setting up of the commissiion of inquiry as waste of time.

“The commission will not help anything,” said Dzonzi.

He said Mutharika has appointed the commission just to silence some critics over the maize saga.

But Minister of Information , Communication IC, Nicholas Dausi said the government would make use of the report after it will be released.

Mutharika has given the inquiry 30 days to come up with findings.

But Robert Mkwezalamba, the executive director of Malawi Human Rights Consultative Committee said the 21 day ultimatum to have Chaponda fired and Admarc CEO Foster Mlumbe suspended still stands despite the inquiry.

He said after the expiry of the 21 days, if Chaponda is not fired and Mlumbe not suspended, the government should brace for massive protests organised by 11 civil rights organisations including Public Affairs Committee.

Chaponda dismissed in an interview that he was involved in corruoption in the purchase of the government maize.

“People who are saying these are jealosy of me, they are envious of my political stand in the country,” he said.

He therefore said he would not step down following the intense pressure to do so by some civil rights organisations.

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MALAWIAN
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THIS OLD PRESIDENT WILL NEVER HELP MALAWIANS.DESPITE BEING A LAW PROFESSOR, PETER HAS PROVED TO BE THE MOST INEFFECTIVE PRESIDENT. TO PROVE EFFECTIVENESS, LATE BINGU FIRED YUSUF MWAWA FROM HIS CABINET OVER THE MISUSE OF PUBLIC MONEY PETER HAS ALWAYS BEEN SLEEPY AT HANDLING ISSUES OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE.AN EFFECTIVE PRESIDENT COULD NOT NEED A COMMISSION OF INQUIRY TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS MAIZE SCANDAL.KAMLEPO ALREADY TOLD PETER MUTHALIKA THAT HIS MINISTER CHAPONDA IS AMONGST THE ROTTEN MINISTERS IN THE K236 BILLION CASH GATE.WHILE PETER IS JUST SLEEPING OVER THE MK236 BILLION CASH GATE, HIS ROTTEN MINSTER IS NOW… Read more »
mann
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Zitsiru za ma CSOs. Was it not one of your recommendations to APM to put in place a commission of inquiry.

Mphawi
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Thank You Joseph Chidanti Malunga MP for checking out all this nonsense in DPP.

thomthom
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I foresee a big demonstration coming called “AChoke achoke!” Mark my words its coming sooner or later I can be called a prophet of doom koma. mmm

thomthom
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deal iyi nja Ku chipani nzopangana even a big akuyidziwa iwoso anyanthapo guys am telling you

mbuyache flex
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I guess ACB should be abolished..coz we should not be hearing of a certain political commission of inquiry on a scam like this when ACB is totally silent…Anatitemberera ifeyo ndi mfitidi

Satyagraha Reichstag
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Fire crooks. The Commission of enquiry is not needed but independent auditors. The independent auditors should report to Parliament and let all crooks pay. Taxes of Malawians are not for jamboree. Malawi need to walk the talk on corruption fight. If these will not be done then this is the end of DPP because strikes will be unmanageable. Malawi is tired and frustrated.

Bulutu
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Do we have LAW Society in Malawi or do we have concerned citizens who can act? Check on http://www.lusakatimes.com for more Maize details in Zambia. The Society can take action and save the citizenry and bring the culprits to to book of course after spending another huge amount of tax payer’s money and only to go and continue spending on them by feeding them while in prisons. Kamuzu was wise to have the forfeiture act in place as it tried to recover part of the losses. To day rare of this is done. After all the citizens are not told… Read more »
Bulutu
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Opposition cannot be listened to on running of government otherwise it will be them ruling. If indeed the concerned people are innocent, they can resign on their own accord in order to prove their innocence but as it is they cannot because the scandals have links uphill and that’s why they can be so flamboyant to obtain court injunctions. The fact here is that Malawi is rotting while we are seeing because most people are illiterate or atidyenawo and vote wrongly because of that. As long as the illiteracy level still remains this and atidyenawo as numerous, we will always… Read more »
Eugene
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Issa Njauju..Robert Chasowa.. 577 Billion..

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