Malawi Parliament demands probe into Masangwi K2 billion contract award

Malawi Parliament has made a stinging attack on government for an irregular award of a K2.5bn contract to the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) national executive member Noel Masangwi, saying there is need for a probe.

Noel Masangwi: We will react to the claims

Parliament’s Budget and Finance committee chairperson Rhino Chiphiko expressed the concern after President Peter a Mutharika disclosed that Masangwi got a K2.5 billion government contract and is constructing District Commissioner’s offices at Thyolo Boma.

He said Masangwi is ungrateful to be among the DPP members demanding that he should not stand, because he was given that tender to empower him.

But this has not gone down well with Chiphiko who said all contracts should be tendered transparently.

“This is a clear evidence that the government does not follow guidelines in the award of contracts,” he said.

Chiphiko said what the government did was corruption and asked the prosecuting agencies, including the Anti Corruption Bureau to investigate the matter.

Masangwi has fallen out with the DPP after he backed vice president Saulos Chilima for party presidency.

He said their team will respond accordingly to the accusations as they are now already organising their rallies.

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nkonsimphile gumede
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The whole grandpa of a president, a professor of laws who has been practicing the same in the united stated of america for 40 years uttering such nonsense in public for every Malawian to hear for himor herself???? Pathetic!!! Honestly speaking, kuno ku nyasalande tili pamoto wowopsya kwambiri. God have mercy on us!!!!!!

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Ulenje umasimba wako. It is common knowledge that all 193 MPs gain from their positions in one way or another. Some through contracts and some through nepotism. Most government departments are, if not all, are full politicians family. This is one way of self-enriching just like Noel Masangwi benefitted from govt contracts.

Prince of Thieves
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Izitu ananena yekha Prince of Thieves ku Thyolo. Mwina kukula nkumeneko kuyiwala kuti akupachika boma lake kuti ndi lakuba. How can the government give such a big contract to a party cadre like Masangwi. The money is obviously shared. A Malawi should we back such a government?

Muswahili Mambo Sana
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Muswahili Mambo Sana

Nanga Uladi Musa corruption case yake yatha chifukwa choti walowa DPP ? ACB is being misused in order to intimidate opposition parties followers . Just remove some of these parastatal bodies because they are being misused by the ruling party to frustrate opposition parties supporters.

TRUMP
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TRUMP

IF NGWAZI WAS FOLLOWING THIS ” ATHANDIZIKE SYSTEM “I DOUBT IF SANJIKA PALACE WOULD HAVE BEEN CONSTRUCTED -‘

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Mutu wa president sukukoka. Skeletons are coming out and I bet there are many more to come

Mesimadzi
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Mesimadzi

If corruption is to be dealt with, we should go beyond government and start investigating individuals as Well as private companies. I agree with you Mr Budget and Finance Chairperson. Osaiwala nyumba ikumangidwa ku maula on your investigation menu. That will be the only way to prove that the committee is non partisan. We need to know the source of funds for the multimillion kwacha maula house.

Nyambi
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Nyambi

Ayamba kuwulula okha,KKK zavuta Ku Phiri,keenly watching as it unfolds.

Msundu
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Msundu

Thats why Malawi is failing to develop

Phiri P
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Phiri P

Bwana President tiuzeni zona.Mmesa mumati ma contract amadutsa pa tender itakambilana procurement committee. Nanga awa munawapatsa bwanji ? Zinalinso za tender ngati ?

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