Ombudsman corners Magalasi: Says his recruitment at Mera was irregular

The office of Ombudsman has instituted investigations into the hiring of Collins Magalasi as chief executive officer (CEO) for Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) in 2017, saying his recruitment was irregular as the position was not advertised.

Laugh it loud: Mutharika WITH  Collins Magalasi 

In a letter, Ombudsman Martha Chizuma is also questioning the recruitment of three directors and three managers without necessary qualifications.

Magalasi, a former chief economic adviser of immediate past president Peter Mutharika,  is also facing  charges of  fraud and money laundering.

He was arrested alongside two other Mera officials—Patrick Maulidi and Bright Mbewe—and businessperson-cum-socialite Dorothy Shonga known as ‘Cash Madam’.

The four are accused of having conducted a fraudulent transaction amounting to K107 million.

On money laundering, the suspects are alleged to have made attempts to conceal proceeds of crime generated from the fraud, while their third count is entering a procurement contract with an employee contrary to the Public Finance Management Act.

They got bail after spending a week in custody.

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Zio ine
Zio ine
1 month ago

Martha you also need to stop this stupid process of Chakwera of hiring pensioners and unemployable from outside the civil service. THERE is this Ntumodzi who has been hired several times by successive corrupt governments and MCP is in the same league of hiring these corrupt bastard. Some of us have worked for many years in the civil service and we also aspire to get to such positions.

1 month ago

Ahule awa

1 month ago

😅😅😅😅😅 so all presidential appointments are irregular as such positions need to be advertised. I have in mind the recent appointment of folks to state house, MRA as well as RBM. Folks, do not use your offices to fire some people. If you want the positions, do not create such scenarios like this. The government would like to replace Magalasi with their own guy and the only cheaper way is to introduce kamulandu ka irregular appointment. Kodi mwasowa chochita ku bomako. Timilandu iti ndi iti tosaoneka pochokera. Mera under Collins Magalasi has been very instrumental in stabilizing fuel prices and… Read more »

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
1 month ago

Akuluakulu ali ndivMiyambi yawo yomwe amayikamba akafatsa depending ndi ma situation omwe amakumana nawo. Now apa Mr Magalasi la Fote lakwana.

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