Presidential commission of inquiry on maize gate struggles to meet deadline

President Peter Mutharika appointed commission of inquiry has this  Thursday to finish its job and give the Head of State a report.

Commissioners in the maizegate inquiry

The commission secreatary, Mike Chinoko, was upbeat the commission would meet the Thursday deadline.

“We will make it, we have finished investigations and we are now dealing with findings,” he said on Wednesday from Zambia.

Chinoko said only two members flew to Zambia as part of the investigations whilst the rest were in Malawi completing the findings to meet the Thursday deadline.

Mutharika granted the commission a week long extension after they failed to meet the initial 30 day deadline.

He said the commission has done all the interviews it lined up in Malawi and Zambia.

Chinoko however said it was up to the President to decide when to make public the commission findings once the report on the maizegate is given to him.

Mutharika ordered the inquiry after some section of the society reported suspicious dealings in the way maize was procured from Zambia by Agriculture minister George Chaponda and Admarc CEO Foster Mulumbe.

The parliamentary inquiry chair Joseph Chidanti Malunga has also said his inquiry would hand over its report to the Speaker Richard Msowoya on Monday.

He said the Agriculture and Public Accounts parliamentary committees will work overtime over the weekend to complete the report.

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DOBO
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The right source of reliable informaton is Zambia So,is it right to send two people to Zambia? I don’t think so as the two can easily change the information collection for or against ADMARC or ministry of Agriculrure who in my opinion are the keys to the alleged maisegate .Anyway,nothing is 100% perfect and even the best machine in world is not 100% efficient but may be closer to that. These inquiries are good as they give warnings to public officers

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A Chimanga, kodi simukuonapo ndale apa? Komatu Chaponda mwangomutchukitsapo apa. Konseku ati kumuopa kuti angadzakhale president wa dziko la Malawi! Koma ziliko ku Malawi. Nanga onse amachita phokoso aja ali kuti? Zodiak ndiye mbola yeniyeni. MCP chipani kungochitenga nkuchisiya pa Zodiak ndi ku makhoti basi?

The Analyst
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O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O Who is to blame for the Commission of Inquiry’s failure to submit the report in time? You see . . . . . . Didn’t APM mislead himself into thinking that complicated as this issue is (since it involves govt officials, including himself), the investigations could be completed in one month and 1 week. . . . And, if APM couldnt suspend Chaponda to pave way for smooth investigations and (through the AG) challenged the court’s decision, can he (APM) take action on Chaponda if he’s found on the wrong side? Not at all! . . . If APM… Read more »
Chimanga
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Koma kodi simukhlale recommendation mu report imeneyi kuti Chaponda be adopted by Madonna? Nkhani itha kutha atatelo

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