Malawi Parliament’s Public Appointments Committee on Monday interviewed Rev. Alex Maulana as new board chair for Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra), in a move to replace Mervis Mangulenje, who has been at the centre of top level corruption at the regulatory body.
Rev. Maulana was the first person to be interviewed by the Committee as required by the reviewed Communications Act.
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).
Also appearing before the committee for confirmation was Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB)’s acting Director General, Reyneck Matemba.
President Peter Mutharika appointed Matemba as ACB acting Director General in October 2017 following the exit of Lucas Kondowe, whose contract expired the same month. Matemba’s contract as Deputy Director of the bureau also expired in November 2017.
Pac Chairperson, Lingson Belekanyama, said the results of the interview will be communicated to the appointing authority – President Mutharika.
But Nyasa Times understands that both have been successful.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :