Parliament confirms Matemba as new ACB boss, Rev Maulana new Macra board chair

The Public Appointments Committee (PAC) of Parliament has confirmed the appointment of Reyneck Matemba who is set to become Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director and Reverend Alex Maulana as new board chairperson of Malawi Communications Authority (Macra), Nyasa Times understands.

Reyneck Matemba: ACB confirmed to be Director General

Rev Maulana: New chair of Macra

Committee chairperson Lingson Belekanyama that his committee is assessed and confirmed the two names that were appointed by President Peter Mutharika.

“We have communicated with the appointing authority about the results so he is the one announce,” he said.

Belekanyama confirmed the two have been “successful” after the confirmation interviews.

Mutharika appointed Matemba as ACB director in October to replace Lucas Kondowe whose contract was not renewed.

Until his appointment, Matemba served as Deputy Director General, mainly responsible for prosecutions and has played the lead role in the prosecution of several Cashgate cases.

Previously, Matemba worked at Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs where he served as assistant chief legislative counsel, as Administrator General and in the Legal Aid Department.

Meanwhile, General Secretary of Blantyre Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP), Reverend Maulana  replaces Mervis Mangulenje, who has been at the centre of top level corruption at the regulatory body.

Mangulenje has been redeployed to  Malawi Rural Development Fund (Mardef) as chief executive officer.

Macra, under Mangulenje board has been embroiled in multi-million kwacha dubious deals, in which Director General Godfrey Itaye has been allegedly funneling cash to the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

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PAC is one hell of a useless body just as is the current govt. They were peddling Public Sector Reforms and one of the recommendations was for the change in the way the recruitment of senior public officials is done. The Job of ACB Director was one of the contentious issues. The President must not appoint but PAC or Public Service should advertise and conduct interviews and the names recommended to the President who must appoint one of the recommended candidates. Have we implemented these PSRs in this appointments are they are just policy documents to show to the donors???… Read more »

The appointment of Alex Maulana as MACRA Board Chair is not surprising. It is only DPP sympathizers or members who have been appointed to chair MACRA and MBC. Maulana is a DPP die- hard. So people should not expect any change at MACRA. He will just continue the mess started by the outgoing chair. No good news here. It’s bad news to Malawians.

Malawian in Diaspora

Congratulations are in order to the newly appointed ACB Boss. Gwilani ntchito bwana mosayang’ana nkhope.
Zabwino zonse…..

Yahya Yahya Jammeh

I am beginning to wonder what kind of questions Belekanyama and team ask the appointed personnel. Are they serious questions or the committee simply rubber-stamps the appointees? Muluzi’s case is rotting, and we cannot see good progress on Chaponda’s case. Both cases and more are handled by ACB and yet PAC confirms the same failure. Why are religious leaders dominating chairmanship of parastatals? Is it one way of buying them the way they did with Rev. Bvumbwe who used to be very vocals but the moment he became Chairman of MERA he put his tail between his two legs .


A Maulana congrats koma kupisilira azikazi a mvano komaso a eni musiye plz. Ku MACRA kuli ma miniskirts osayamba chonde chonde ndapota nanu slow down. Pajatu munachita ngozi Ku Mangochi muli ndi chibwenzi komaso mutaledzera. Chonde siyani. Just concentrate on the job of board chair

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