Parliamentary maizegate inquiry trip to Zambia in limbo

A trip to Zambia on Sunday by the parliamentary inquiry on maizegate hangs in limbo as the Foreign Affairs ministry is yet to clear the investigating mission.

Shumba: No finer details

Chairman of the inquiry Joseph Chidanti Malunga said on Friday afternoon the clearance letter had not yet arrived.

“We are just a few hours before we finish the business day but we have not heard from the ministry on a trip we are to go on Sunday,” he said.

He said as parliament going to another country, they needed the clearance letter from the ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Spokesperson for the ministry Rejoice Shumba said the ministry was waiting for two valuables missing information from parliament on the trip, the exact date and time when the members of the inquiry were leaving Malawi and who exactly they wanted to meet in Zambia.

“As soon as this information is made available to us, we will process the clearance letter,” she said.

Clerk of parliament Fiona Kalemba said the inquiry was not restricted to travel this Sunday only.

“They can travel any day as soon as the clearance issue is sorted out,” she said.

The inquiry, comprising of parliamentary committee on Agriculture and Public Accounts Committee are probing reports of suspicious dealings in the procurement of maize from Zambia by Agriculture minister George Chaponda and Admarc CEO Foster Mulumbe.

Chaponda refused to appear before the inquiry on Friday but Mulumbe has appeared before it twice.

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7 years ago

Chaponda busy spending money
To cover his evil deeds
Kapito walyapo

Ayoaba Jon
7 years ago

Zautsiru. Game Iyitu Ndi Yajamulepotu Wamisala Uja . Akuti Akufuna Upulesident, Koma Tsono Amalawi Ndi Amisala Owe Upulesident Wo

7 years ago

You are plAying with lawyer Chaponda from Yale university. Mubweza ma allowance onse YOU idiots. Shame on you

7 years ago
Reply to  Bandulo

YALE teaches people to be thieves? iwe nde ndi Mlomwe wopepera ndithu…….These MPS are doing an hounarable duty….osati nChapondayo azabweze ma allowance amane amatenga pokaba chimangacho?

chasekelera chakwiya
chasekelera chakwiya
7 years ago

wamkulu aoneka pamenepa tsopano…kkkkkkk

7 years ago

This bout is getting interesting. The score board is now, Chaponda 7 and Chidanti 7. Let’s see what will happen when we get to round 12.

7 years ago
Reply to  Wind

Mulumbe mumusiye musamuvutitse koma Chimanga Chaponda akuzembayo. Ngati akuti sanalakwe akuopa chiyani? Chaponda ndimfiti yotheratu mthakati!

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