More rot in Macra exposed, K1.4bn land scam: Bisika obtains court order to remain second-in-command
The scandal riddled Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has more rot with the latest revelations that the regulators want to buy land in Blantyre next to Blantyre Sports Club for K1.4billion from OG Plastic which would facilitate money laundering, Nyasa Times understands.
The land is being offered to Macra at K1.4 billion for 1.4 hectares which land experts say is astronomical figure/
However, Nyasa Times has learnt that OG Plastics was not on the initial list of the bidders but was invited on instructions by Macra director general Godfrey Itaye and
Macra has land behind Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC) and the new purchase is politically driven to launder money.
Besides the Macra plot behind MHC is 4 hectares in size but sources say the regulator is justifying buying land near at Blantyre Sports Club to be in central business district of the city.
Macra officials refused to comment on the purchase, saying the matter is now at board level.
Meanwhile, Macra deputy director general Francis Bisika has obtained a High Court order in Blantyre stopping government from dictating the parastatal on his employment contract.
The order has been granted by Judge Mike Tembo pending judicial review and Bisika is asking the court for mandatory order compelling Macra to comply with its own resolution made on October 5 2017 by the organisation’s extraordinary meeting to renew his contract for three years.
Bisika’s lawyer Chancy Gondwe said the High Court order means Bisika should return to work after his contract was withdrawn last week by board chairperson Mervis Mangulenje.
Colleagues, what is happening at MACRA regarding tactically orchestrated looting is extremely dismaying to say the least. When Mr Kumbatira was swapped with Itaye, some of us who know the inside strategy, raised the eyeblows. What follows now is the signs of the manifestations of that plan to plunder poor malawians tax payers money. It is the same story at MRA, MERA, ESCOM and the rest of the parastatals. I beg CSOs to rise up and take action.
Kodi Mangulenjeyu bwanji? Watchukatu ndi kuba kwambiri ameneyu? Paja ndi Chibwenzi cha Muhara eti? OPC woyeee!!!!
the eagle be informed that the leaders are the ones facilitating the rooting of our finances these other guys are just being used
Koma chinanchina nkhaniyi sikupanga sense. Land purchase and Bisika contract zikugwirizana bwanji. The story does not make sense. Macra want to buy land then Basika’s contract is not being renewed? What’s the relationship? Personally I cannot make sense out it.
But where is Malawi heading to, why all this, where are our leaders? Why are they just looking on? Our taxes are free for all in the ruling elite……very sad
Criminals dpp at macra
Most Board resolutions in parastatals are ‘subject to Government’ approval. If that was the case with the resolution in question, then I do not see anything wrong with the decision not to renew the contract by MACRA.
Criminals at macra fighting for survival