Malawi Parliamentary committee sends back board CEO

Malawi Parliamentary committee on Health members on Wednesday sent back a chief executive officer of Medicines and Poisons Board because he came alone to face questions from the committee.

Lungzi: Sent back Kadewere
Lungzi: Sent back Kadewere

Chairperson of the board Juliana Lunguzi confirmed the committee sent back Godfrey Kadewere because he did not come with board members and technocrats to answer questions on “serious issues on gross negligence.”

“We felt the CEO could not ably answer and respond to our concerns. There is proliferation of medicines on black market there are a lot of issues we feel the board needs to enlighten us,” she said.

Lunguzi said the committee has told Kadewere to come back and face the committee members before May, this time with full board and technocrats.

Kadewere said he went there alone with recommendations from the board.

After sending back Kadewere, the committee went to see construction site of the Cancer Centre just a day after the members summoned the secretary for Health and his team to answer questions why the government made huge changes to the original plans when parliament had already authorized a bill for a loan.

Lunguzi said the committee wants to find out from the Health secretary who ordered that the original budget be revised from US$15 million to US$44 million.

“This has stalled the project. Malawians are suffering because of cancer because they government is not able to send them to South Africa, India or Tanzania because of lack of money. Women are dying of cervic cancer because of lack of this centre,” she said.

She said the committee wants the government to speed up the construction of the centre.

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amadeus
amadeus
6 years ago

Point of order: Godffrey Kadewere is not CEO of Pharmacy, Medicines and Poisons Board. He is just a registrar of the Board. Nyasatimes, please present accurate facts!

Zambezi
Zambezi
6 years ago

Great checks and balances !!! Well done!

zoona
zoona
6 years ago

This is good action. Keep it up Parliamentary Commitee. People should take such meetings seriously.

Keep up with the good work in keeping Government in check.

zoona
zoona
6 years ago

A public servant cannot be fired by parliament. So pse dont bother pumping these insects.

No one
No one
6 years ago

You did well sending back that mr-know-it-all. He is an idiot who is spoiling pharmacy profession in Malawi.

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
6 years ago

I Love you Darling Juliana Keep it up!! We want justice.

difficult
6 years ago

at least crap hands for this constructive opposition this point in time. if the spirit continues then we should hope for better malawi. keep up guys. just be constructive in your moves. otherwise thumb up guys

Mapwevupwevu
Mapwevupwevu
6 years ago

It just shows that the CEO is arrogant and his board is just a rubber stamp.

Juliana, fire him and marry me!

Penya
Penya
6 years ago

The budget leap in USD is a shocker

Dungulinya
Dungulinya
6 years ago

Godfrey Kadewere and Julie lunguzi, old friends. This will be a test of objectivity or simply window dressing. The real communicayion is private

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