Malawi MPs to travel to Zambia as ‘maizegate’ probe fails to connect Chaponda to fraud

Officials from a parliamentary inquiry on the procurement of maize say they will go to Zambia next week to probe more on how Admarc procured maize from Zambia.

MP Chidanti Malunga: We need to keep digging deeper

Chairman of the inquiry Dr Jospeh Chidanti Malunga said the inquiry would be complete if some of the officials visit Zambia.

“We will go to Zambia after we finish the investigations this week,” said Malunga.

Two committees of Parliament—the Public Accounts Committee and the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development—are conducting an inquiry into the procurement of maize by State grain marketer – Agriculture Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) – to establish whether there was an element of fraud and corruption in the deal.

Malunga conceded however that the inquiry has not yet connected Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development  George Chaponda and Admarc CEO Foster Mulumbe to corruption element in the procurement of maize.

He, however, said it was too early to say the two were not involved in suspicious dealings.

Malunga said there were what he called misprocurement and some procurement regulations were not followed.

The Parliamentary Agriculture Committee and the Public Accounts Committee which forms the parliamentary inquiry finishes its job this Friday.

Both Chaponda and Mulumbe denies any wrong doing.

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Paul Njola

Hon. Dr. Chidanti be careful. They are using you.
In the first place your commission is illegal.
If you have to establish anything in the country
of origin of the transaction, do you expect to
achieve anything in Zambia. I doubt.

However after the investigations come back home
the constituency needs you. The floods are at our


Chaponda will come out clean in this. Trust me. It is anthu a befu akumpoto and their useless mzuzu judges that will come out victims. Chaponda woyeeeeee! Wakwithu fwaaaaaaaaa!


Koma atumbuka


Inu a Joseph Banda munapanga chani pa moyo wanu. Musamanyoze anzanu ngati inu munapanga kanthu.


Out of twelve rounds the bout between Chidanti and Chaponda, the score board is at Chaponda 6pts and Chidanti 7pts. It looks like Chaponda is closing in faster. Let’s see who will come out with TCO.


Politics everything in Malawi. Acting beyond the borders of democracy. This is political ambition for personal gains for our politicians.Goof goof.

patrick banda

Better spend K100,000,000 to establish the truth on K10 000 000 000!


Mafia style if these guys are connected to the system you are waisting your time your probe will yield to nothing as they have already erased any mishaps that might implicated them.


Useless MPs. You mean my tax will be spent again on the useless trip for useless MPs


Mwatumidwa ndi a Chaponda to dent the committe image koma sizitheka. You will not achieve that. Those guys are doing a good job in as far as the nation is concerned. Going to Zambia will be one way of completing the investigation.

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