Mwenye getting sticks at Ministry of Health for her procurement discipline

Battle lines have been drawn in the civil service as government wants Ministry of Health and Population chief procurement officer Roslyn Kamtambe Mwenye out for turning down demands from others to bend procurement rules in favour of some bidders.

Mwenye: Chief procurement at Ministry of Health

Mwenye is said not to be bowing down to the demands of some forces to get procurement favoured to preferred bidders.

Ministry of Health is handling many procurement bids with National Cancer Centre project and the purchase of ambulances.

Government is deploying William Ismael Lapukeni who is Chief Procurement Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Irrigation to the Ministry of Health to be deputy director of procurement.

This will mean Lapukeni will be in charge of procurement and that Mwenye will be reporting to the deputy director.

Sources in the ministry said Mwenye is being overshadowed now because she is propagating procurement discipline.

She has taken a bold step to preserve procurement bidding integrity when the conduct of some bidders leaves a lot to be desired.

Recently, Youth and Society (YAS), a civil society organisation (CSO), took  to task Ministry of Health Principal Secretary Dan Namarika and 11 other officials over the flouting of the law prohibiting employees of a procuring and disposing public entity from bidding for its auctioned assets.

Namalika and other officials bought cars from their ministry in a public auction which Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe described as illegal.

The law particularly emphasises that all disposal proceedings should be conducted in a manner which promotes transparency, accountability and fairness, according to Section 38, which also provides alternative ways of disposing assets.

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Lilian Kaunda
Lilian Kaunda
1 year ago

Chilima will put all this nosense to a stop. Namalika is a cerified thief and should be one of the candidates to be subjected to life style audit. I am told he owns over 50 houses and one wonders how he got them within the last 3 years he has been PS. Even the current asset declaration office is sleeping while civil servants are busy accumulating stolen wealth.

mtete
mtete
1 year ago

What I am reading here is that Mwenye is trying hard to bring sanity to the Ministry of Health but is ruffling other people’s feathers. The fact that she is facing. resistance is clear proof that this government is bent on stealing.

One has just to remember that a few months ago top officials, including the PS himself, shared the loot at transport department. Have we heard any word from Atupele or APM? Rotten to the core is what DPP led government is.

Shame, shame!

Nyusesi
1 year ago

Auditors, procurement officers, accounts personnel, the Treasury, Account General onse ndiagalu okhaokha. They are terrible thieves. They steal without shame.

jogoda
jogoda
1 year ago

on the other side, sometimes it can be a tactic for her so that she continues control resources

John Mpakeni
John Mpakeni
1 year ago

This lady is so corrupt. which procurement discipline are you talking about

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
1 year ago
Reply to  John Mpakeni

Lay bare the information to prove your point rather than just retorting that “this lady is corrupt”!

Poor
Poor
1 year ago

I fail to understand why people take funny in writing lies. Feel very guilty because this story has the potential of destroying both, in my view, innocent officers.

Zobanduka
1 year ago

DPP 2019 Boma! Kuba kosachita nako manyazi bwanji anthu inu??? Mpakana kutumizako nthumwi yokamufinya mzimayiyu kuti mudzibabe basi pogula katundu waboma ku MOH??? Eish! Come May 21, nyansi zonsezi zikutha…..No more extra 5yrs for you guys….Mchitidwe wake umenewu????

tumbwe
1 year ago

DPP and its leadership always in shady deals, why? that’s why we want you out! sleepy corrupt leaders

Make Malawi Great
Make Malawi Great
1 year ago

A country called Malawi were its citizen steals from its own country!! APM Boma lol malawians sleeping like its President! The only difference is the president is sleeping on the job with pillows of $ while the citizens just cry on social media, in the streets and fight people fighting for their rights!!

gwenenthe mwale
gwenenthe mwale
1 year ago

eeesh koma dpp mbavadi

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