Ntaba, Bisnowaty bulldozing Central Medical Stores Trust for K2.8bn pay

Treasury officials  have faulted Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice president for the Central Region Hetherwick Ntaba and DPP’s  Lilongwe City Centre Member of Parliament David Bisnowaty for bulldozing the Central Medical Stores Trust (CMST) to pay  Bisnowaty K2.8 billion on supplies to the Trust.

MP David Bisnowaty: Using political power to get payments and orders
Ntaba: Pressing CMST to pay Bisnowaty

Bisnowaty  supply drugs and a medical supply for public hospitals through his SADM Pharmaceuticals Limited and CMST owes him about K2.8 billion in total.

Dr Ntaba—who is also President Peter Mutharika’s aide— has been a close ally of Bisnowaty and uses his political muscle to help the legislature from the time of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) regime.

The two have been pressing the Trust to pay the K2.8billion debt in full.

“We have received complaints from CMST officials that Ntaba and Bisnowaty were pressing to have the money paid in full, claiming it was orders from State House. This is unacceptable,” a top Treasury official told Nyasa Times, opting for anonymity.

Trust officials confirmed about the development but were coy to comment for fear of reprisals.

CMST—a public trust mandated to procure medical drugs and equipment on behalf of government— said they informed Treasury about the pressure they were getting from Ntaba and Bisnowaty because they could not pay all the money at once.

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4 years ago

CMS board should be dissolved immediately because the board is full of corrupt people. CMS is paying Indians for drugs that are not supplied because Indians they pay bribes and Bisnowaty supplied drugs to CMS and you can witness people had drugs in hospitals , CMS why not paying him his money? How could he run business without being paid? You know his company employs malawians how can he pay salaries to our fellow malawians if he is not being paid? CMS where you taking malawi to? Am sure the guy deserve his money he is in business, do you… Read more »

4 years ago

CMS stores is paying Bisnowaty just because the guy bribe you shame on you CMS

4 years ago

Why does the CMS press orders when it knows it doesn’t have funds or budget to pay the suppliers? Do you go to the market without cash? That’s mediocrity & incompetence of the CMS management

mopiya mulipare
mopiya mulipare
4 years ago

To claim payment for goods supplied isn’t wrong. That’s what businesses do. What could be misdeed was Ntaba’s pressure that CMS received to give tender to one supplier. You may recall that at one political meeting ( when opening his medical supplies unit) Bisnowatty complained to state president that he was being denied medical supplies tenders. Last xmas we heard how CMS splashed cash to its employees for xmas forgetting to pay debts. That is where the problem is. and remember the board of CMS is mostly dominated by DPP henchmen. That’s why the Trust can not be efficient. Priority… Read more »

4 years ago

because he is a member of parliament, he allowed his company to give credit to CMS for long time, he deserves his money

4 years ago

how do you run business without being paid for one year? hahahaha pay him his money

4 years ago

Lock them up these r thieves
Biznowat joined dpp to b stealing

4 years ago

This is Biznowaty, he uses intimidation all the time

4 years ago

Because the Lilongwe City Centre parliamentarian doesn’t want to bribe CMST then CMST dont want to pay him

chaponda mchimanga
4 years ago

kaya zanu izo.

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