Muhara sat on Viola dismissal during ‘impunity era’of DPP

Former Chief Secretary to the Government Lloyd Muhara ‘sat’ on a recommendation to summarily dismiss beleaguered National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) deputy chief executive Officer Gerald Viola for fraud and abuse of office.

Muhara: Shielded Viola

A disciplinary committee of the NFRA board met in Mangochi in April where they recommend to have Viola dismissed after he was implicated in a scam where he single handedly gave out an order to supply maize worth K3.3 billion through a Local Purchase Order (L.P.O).

However, Muhara, a close friend to Viola did not act on the recommendation of the board after the issue was brought to him by Statutory Corporations officials.

“We recommended that this was a summary dismissal and made our position known to Statutory Corporation,” said a member of the disciplinary committee which has since been dissolved.

Insiders said since Viola’s appointment as Deputy CEO came ‘straight from the President’ there was need for OPC to guide them on the way forward.

“The issue was referred to Mr Muhara who simply just ignored it until there was a change of government. I hope the new government will look into this because this cannot be said as witch hunt,” said a top official from Statutory Corporations.

Viola was not reporting for work two months from April to June as he was busy campaigning for immediate past President Peter Mutharika in the lower shire. He continued to get his salary and benefits, according to NFRA Head of Human Resources and Administration Mc Donald Makonde.

Efforts to talk to Muhara proved futile as he could neither pick up the phone nor respond to various messages left on his phone.

Viola was arrested in Chikwawa on Friday for offering a government vehicle as collateral for usury.

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DANIELphiri
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DANIELphiri

But MERVIS alibe mantha ndi muthuyu, taonani kumasoko mwana amene anapanga kwa mervis angolira kuchita mantha ndi kumasoko. High court should not smile at this guy who wanted to remove the CJ Nyirenda and this is the time to make him dance. Ku fodya destroyed enough and Peter seconded him to OPC Mbava zokha zokha. Never give him work because any judgement you give him will be biased. M’CHAKUBA CHINTHUCHI.

Extra Point
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Extra Point

Lloyd Muhara is just useless man. Even the face can tell that this man is just the skull, nothing in the head. He miserably failed at Immigration, then he was posted to MRA to siphon money, later went to OPC when his useless Mutharika called him to kill civil service and judiciary. How can a real judge write a letter to fire hire boss the chief justice? Only Muhara has that brain. I feel like dancing thyopa kwa Nyezerera

Nyekhwest .
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Nyekhwest .

all along I thought that lawyers and high court judged are smart let alone Supreme court judges. We have one woman Who messed up an election in Malawi and now this one.

Malawi. oohh nooo!!!! Lhomwes Lhomwes Lhomwes

NTCHANA
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NTCHANA

everywhere Muhara goes he leaves mess, what kind of a person is he? his license should be revoked before he mess up the Judiciary again. stupid man

Chidule
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Chidule

Sounds like Muhura is just as guilty as an accomplice for not acting on the recommendation of the Board. He is just as corrupt. MALAWI law society or whoever issues licenses to practice law in MALAWI must review this case and recommend to strip him of the privilege to practice law. We need men of upright character to represent the bench. Please drain the swamp.

Malawi belong to the citizens
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Amangidwenso a muhurawo,anthu wopanda umunthu,azipita kumaula prison nde kwabwino.

Dada
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Dada

Tinakaomba manja kwambiri mukanayamba mwafufuza za ndenge ya President wadzikolino kuti ilikuti. Koma Mene mukupangilamu zikuoneka kuti mukufufuza anthu amene ali mbali yotsutsana nanu. Onse olakwitsa koma ali mbali yanu , you are giving them a blind eye. There is some sort of selective justice.

Fake Petros
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Fake Petros

An inept and ineffective tribalist was just sleeping on the job as president, kumangomwq moww. Thanks God mwalipulumutsa dzeko ili

Wa shanting
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Wa shanting

You mean DPP government failed to investigate this issue for the past 6yrs?

Chigo
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Chigo

This wa incompetence of DPP regime.. Ndiye was sold almost 6 years ago.. why didn’t the CORRUPT blue team investigate… kulira simunati… kupakira, arrogance, impunity, etc etc
If you had the gut to advise you needed to have done it with ADAD ako aka..

Mayi
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Mayi

Guys you had whole whooping 6 years. You could have done better. You could have recovered the plane but you were too busy amassing stolen wealth to where you felt that there was no need for a follow up on the plane and cash gate sagas. Please be quite. There is a new kid in town. Inutu musova yopanda calculator. 🤣🤣🤣

Chipato mike
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Chipato mike

Sanafufuze pitala bwanji dzaka 5 Ali m’boma

Mzuzu Corner
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Mzuzu Corner

Inuyo you had ample time 5 years to do that why si munafufuze. Sopano ndipo ayi muyambe ku fufuza za ndege. Wakuba amatero sininali ndekha uyuso nayo anaba nawo. Stupid zanu munya

#Better MW
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#Better MW

It’s been 6 years. By now all the paperwork has disappeared. Witnesses’ memories have faded. Give me one good reason why DPP did not investigate.

Chacharito
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Chacharito

DPP Government was a rotten one starting from the Head down to the tail.Imagine having rotten, unprofessional and unethical characters like Violas as Deputy Chief Executive Officers,how do yu expect an Institution to perform to the expected standards???????????????????????????????? Koma “Pulofesa” Peter Muthalika??????????????????????????????????????????

Kakhuta
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Kakhuta

Tinaluza naye zedi

Malawi walero
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Malawi walero

Mkungolimbana ndi nkhani za ziiii ngati agalu achiwewe fuckoff!! Mukhalira zomwezi nthawi ikungotha pachabe

Wawo
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Wawo

Si za ziiii mulira…3billion ndi za ziii

Omex70
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Omex70

Ukudziwa kuti uli mgulu lomwelo lomwe laononga Malawi munthawi ya DPP nchifukwa chake ukudana nazo zakumangidwa kwa mbava za DPP.

NYEKHWE NO. 1
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Kodi munkapanga nawo za nyansizo akulu Inc eti ????
Nde Mumva M’bebe weniweni tu .

Kikikikiki
Kikikikiki

Hon Mirriam Gwalidi
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Hon Mirriam Gwalidi

Ukunya ukhaula mwana wamchigololo iwe.

Mpakateni
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Media is to blame for information black out. We learnt from the same media that the NFRA Board was sitting in Magochi to discuss the fate of Viola for the alleged offence he committed. After the meeting no further detail were provided to the public and the media did not make any effort to follow up on the matter. The media payed double standards. We should have known the position of the Board well before the money harbinger got arrested. This is the reason why some DPP cadets are claiming that what is happening to the law breakers now is… Read more »

Anamkabango
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The truth is I will never remember peter mutharika as my president with this mess. I thought the guy was cool but it was foolishness, can u imagine the officers complaining about the corruption but he was quite, oh my God why this old stupid man

George Malemu
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George Malemu

Do you mean decisions made by Boards should be made public when they are not for public consumption, I believe this was an inside issue.School me

Nzika Yeniyeni
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Nzika Yeniyeni

We shouldn’t blame the media that much i guess! Considering the arrogance and impunity at the time, i guess the Board’s decision was highly classified and therefore very confidential. To me the real culprit is the headless guy who sat on the Board’s recommendation!

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