Nocma suspends financial accountant, 3 others for alleged indiscipline

State-owned National Oil Company of Malawi (Nocma) has suspended financial accountant Mabvuto Ndalahoma and three other employees for alleged indiscipline, the deputy chief executive officer  Helen Buluma said in a notice she signed.

Buluma: Suspends 4 employees at Nocma

Other suspended employees include human resources and administration officer Margret Sakala, communications officer Telephonia Chigwenembe and personal assistant in the office of the chief executive officer (CEO) Christabel Chikusa.

However, Buluma’s notice does not indicate the alleged misconduct.

She however said the suspension is for two weeks period effective March 4 2021 paving way for investigations and disciplinary hearing.

“During this time, all the four members of staff have been. asked not transact on any Nocma business nor come to the office until further communication from management through human resources and administration department,” reads the notice in part.

However, Nocma sources indicate the four employees have been suspended on suspicion that they were among staff who had raised a petition  to be given to the company’s board of directors headed by Secretary to President and Cabinet (SPC) Zangazanga Chikhosi which catalogued their grievances against Buluma’s management style

Buluma refused to comment on the matter.

Nocma currently has no CEO following the suspension of Gift Dulla last year to pave the way for investigations into alleged financial and procurement mismanagement at the entity.

Dulla was suspended alongside director of finance (DoF) Richard Milanzi.

Nocma board appointed Buluma as acting CEO with Dingiswayo Sambo as acting DoF.

But Buluma reverted to the position of deputy CEO after political pressure that she has been an operative of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and there are  a spate of investigations into alleged plunder of various State enterprises during the era of  DPP.

Nocma Limited is wholly owned by the Government of Malawi and was formed in line with the National Energy Policy of January 2003, but was registered on December 14 2010 under the Companies Act of 1984.

The strategic company is involved in fuel importation, storage at strategic fuel reserves and distribution nationwide. It is complemented by Petroleum Importers Limited, a consortium of private sector petroleum trading companies.

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Gaga
Gaga
1 month ago

Zimathekaso kupanga yamu office kkkkk

Mkanda Gudu
Mkanda Gudu
1 month ago

Actually it’s Telephorous but as most tabloids, spellings are not their thing

mtete
mtete
1 month ago

So what? They will be getting their salaries anyway and at the rate we are going, their cases may not be completed for the next year or more. Maybe, being a parastatal, the disciplinary hearing will be speeded up.

Gift Bennett Siyani
Gift Bennett Siyani
1 month ago
Reply to  mtete

yes. they will be getting their salaries. according to employment act 2000, if their suspected offence does not involve money they will be getting their full salary

Chisale
Chisale
1 month ago

Is Telephonia his real name?

Dausee
Dausee
1 month ago
Reply to  Chisale

His real name is even funnier, Telephorous.

Justice for all
Justice for all
1 month ago

Political interference at it’s best that’s why Malawi be forever poor nothing is working bcoz politics

dan manda
dan manda
1 month ago

A maggie Sakala munali busy ku nyengana ndi former CEO Dulla, kumakula mtima pa NOCMA, kumatengana ndi Dulla ku South Africa lero ndiizi, you need to repent my sister. Kumatenga ndi Dulla ku mulakho wa alomwe. Kumazionetsera kuti ndinu ma Cadet

Bauleni
Bauleni
1 month ago
Reply to  dan manda

Any and every Malawian has a right of association to any party or political grouping. Stop writing nonsense in italics because of jealousy

mtete
mtete
1 month ago
Reply to  Bauleni

I agree 100%, however, those belonging to opposition parties are not agents for their masters delberately causing confusion.to derail strategic direction.

Gift Bennett Siyani
Gift Bennett Siyani
1 month ago
Reply to  Bauleni

true. it was their right to associate

dan manda
dan manda
1 month ago
Reply to  dan manda

Zavuta apa

Prophet Justice
Prophet Justice
1 month ago

Someone is not doing their work. NOCMA as it stands, is in shambles. What’s baffling is that the board which is headed by the SPC seems to be nowhere to correct things so that the entity is kept afloat. Could this be deliberate or an indication of incompetence?

Bauleni
Bauleni
1 month ago

Where is written it’s in shambles?

Master
Master
1 month ago
Reply to  Bauleni

Unless u are an idiot that can’t see and understand what he is talking about

Lumbani
Lumbani
1 month ago

And some one wants to tell me that ” kukongola kulibe phindu”. Obviously this lady is using it to her advantage because her exit was long overdue.

Nebo
Nebo
1 month ago
Reply to  Lumbani

The lady in the picture is not Hellen Buluma

Nyangwita Sr.
1 month ago
Reply to  Nebo

Still very beautiful lady. Nice lips.

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