Malawi Parliament to probe DPP’s corruption in Cement and Malata subsidy, FISP

Malawi Parliament’s Budget Committee has come out panting, accusing the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) of high level corruption in Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP) and Cement and Malata Subsidy Program.

Chiphiko: DPP high level corruption on subsidies

Chairperson of Agriculture Committee Joseph Chidanti Malunga has since said his committee will join forces with parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC)  to make an inquiry on the allegations.

The two committees recently probed how the government bought maize from Zambia and found Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water development  George Chaponda’s dealings as suspicious and mounted to corruption.

Chairperson of Budget Committee Rhino Chiphiko said his committee has established that senior DPP officials were engaged in supplying materials for houses in the Cement and Malata Program without following proper procedures.

He said the whole program was chaotic as the senior DPP officials have hijacked the supply of the materials without tendering and using a single source.

Chiphiko said the same applies to FISP, saying no wonder the program faces problems every year.

DPP publicist Francis Katsaira is yet to comment on the matter.

Some sections of society say the graft busting body, the Anti-Corruption Bureau is aware of the DPP officials in the two programs but fears to investigate the top DPP officials.

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you risk losing meaning like demos if you just do for the sake of it. there should be a real reason.


What is the conclusion to Chaponda and team? PAC please inform.

Billy Chilewani

This is a very good inititiative by our opposition parliamentarians. Let’s keep the fire burning from now till all future
governments. Opposition should form parallel watchdog committees to bear pressure on toothless institutions.
Keep the fire burning we need our 40% BEING LOST ANNUALLY TO CORRUPTION.


Lets clean our nation of this economic decay.

Watchout for more fires or breakins/burgraries at Capital Hill



igama lami

Go for it, providing oversight. ACB is like toothless malnourished dog. No where to hide for those who plunder our money

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