Malawi tobacco regulator TCC suspends officials s over corruption allegations

An tobacco market regulator in Malawi, Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) has suspended six of its officers over corruption allegations.

Reports indicate that the officials have been barring other farmers from registering as well as demanding cash from some of the farmers for them to get registered.

TCC boss Bruce Munthali confirmed the suspension to a local radio but could not reveal the details of the suspended guru’s.

Munthali said the move has been taken into consideration as one way of paving way for investigation.

Munthali: TCC boss
Munthali: TCC boss

He said this will help in clearing the system at TCC.

Meanwhile, TCC is currently in the process of registering farmers using a new system labelled Biometric System.

According to Munthali, about 100,000 farmers are expected to get registered hence the farmers complaining that the process to get registered is taking a long time.

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