Parliamentary committee visits fire damaged Agriculture office

Malawi Parliament’s Agriculture Committee on Wednesday visited the ministry of Agriculture offices at Capital Hill in Lilongwe and expressed concern over the colossal damage.

Ministry of Agriculture Offices which was gutted by fire

The chairperson of the committee, Joseph Chidanti Malunga expressed shock at the damage, saying it would take time before the offices are rehabilitated and staff get back.

He also said the government would need huge sums of money to rehabilitate the offices.

The unexplained fire damaged the office of the Agriculture minister, the Agriculture minister’s secretary office and Agriculture ministry principal secretary.

“This was indeed fierce fire,” said Malunga.

Ministry of Agriculture principal secretary Erica Maganga said police investigators and forensic experts are yet to determine the cause of the fire.

She said the government is asking donors to help rehabilitate the offices so that life comes back to normal for the members of staff.

Maganga said in a statement soon after the fire gutted the offices that the cause was electrical problems stemming from a plug but later withdrew the statement amid allegations former Agriculture minister George Chaponda torched the offices to conceal evidence in the ongoing Anti-Corruption Bureau investigations on maizegate.

Chaponda denied the allegations.

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5 years ago

ma donor ake at I atapeleke ndalama zokakongolesa ministry of agriculture offices.ndalama mwapeza kwa achapondazo ndi zokwanila kukhozesela .haybo .u think the so called donors are stupid .

North Star
North Star
5 years ago

Pathetic-we are asking donors to rebuild MOA offices that we deliberately gutted. Shame on us. Lets rehabilitate it ourself using part of cashgate funds. I do not think any sane donor can come to our rescue here-read the writing on the wall. The same logic used in demolishing the building should be consulted to refurbish it. What a country running in circles all the time.

El Chapo from the Real Curtel
El Chapo from the Real Curtel
5 years ago

Erica Erica Erica Maganga, you think Donors are so stupid to fund such dubious thing. Now I hate this lady because she has nothing to contribute to this country except for fucking the politicians in exchange for favors. She stinks and such type of women are not wanted in this country. Be professional and honest guys and serve the country to your best. I will be very disappointed if the ACB misses you in the current investigation which can lead to your prosecution and conviction. She is worth a barbaric death, she is so inhuman. People from the Southern Region… Read more »

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