Parliament censures MBC director general over board member communication

Malawi Parliament says it was baffled to receive communication from the director general of state controlled Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) Aubrey Sumbuleta over a rejected board member.

Sumbuleta: MBC boss wanted rejected board member to be approved

The chairman of Public Appointments Committee of parliament  Lingstone Belekanyama told the House on Wednesday that his committee had rejected the appointment of a board member to MBC board.

However, Sumbuleta wrote the committee insisting the board member be approved. Belekanyama said communication on this issue should have come from the Office of the President and Cabinet not from Sumbuleta.

Belakanyama said this when he presented a report of the committee activities.

He also expressed concern that despite the fact that the government employed the director and deputy director of the Legal Aid, state funded free legal service institution, the government failed to pay salaries for the two officials for four months. Belekanyama said this brought misery to the two officials and their families.

He therefore asked the government to be prepared when sending officials for confirmation.

Belekanyama said his committee has so far confirmed 19 ambassadors and high commissioners.

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5 years ago

who wrote this story? which is the story now. You can do a better job in doing a very investigative story. who is the member and why the whole MBC DG is involved. Life is a journey of both the qualified and unqualified. Be civilized and accept life and its wonders, and you will not be surprised when one of your unqualified relation becomes a beneficiary of the qualified. Dr Bakili Muluzi was qualified enough? But he ruled all his 10 years and failed in the third term bid. This Professor bwanji? and the Doctor who failed to steal from… Read more »

Yahya Jammeh
5 years ago

The best that this boy Sumbuleta can do is to keep quiet and eat what is in the place because he doesn’t have the qualifications for the post he is holding. He should thank God that by virtue of being a Lhomwe he was handpicked and that alone does not merit him to be where he is. Sumbuleta is not the only one who has headed MBC – there were others noisy creatures before like Malopa, but he was technically silenced after government discovered crookedness and that he didn’t have the qualifications for the job. Anthu a maquaulifications oyenera akuvutika… Read more »

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