Sabadia arrested: City Motors boss in over Mera procurement scandal

Businessman and proprietor of City Motors Limited, Aslam Sabadia has  been arrested by Fiscal Police over investigations of the procurement of a new mobile laboratory fuel testing van by Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera).

National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera said he could not provide more details on the matter which he said is still under investigations.

Fiscal police have already arrested Mera chief executive officer Collins Magalasi and Bright Mbewe from Mera’s procurement department over the contract that relates to the procurement of a K700 million fuel testing van.

The energy sector regulator awarded the contract to City Motors.

However, it has emerged that on 7th May 2019, Mera paid City Motors MK563, 200,000.00 which translates into 80 percent as advance payment, contrary to Procurement Regulations to make advance payment in purchase of goods procured locally.

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has also asked the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to act on the matter.

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@ Martin ,
You’ve spoken my mind, well said bro.

However , James Kadadzera amazes me.
He is always quite or mean with info when the issue at hand is concerning an Indian or a non Malawian , but too quick to divulge more garbage when they’re indigenous Malawians.
Shame !!

Restpeace
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Arrest them akubawa

Smart City
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The Sabadias have been corrupting each and every administration. During Kamuzu administration, they used to supply all military, prison and police landrovers

Mayilosi
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Ma cadet tilipobe ambiri simutitha inu a Youth

Justice for all
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Justice for all

All we need is this cases to end and see them going to prison or giving back wàt they stole from the pubic

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Politicians and influential public officials and some scrupulous business people use the weaknesses in procurement process to steal money from government while the poor are dying in our hospitals due to lack of basic medication. MK 700 million is equivalent to 1million US dollars and that’s way-way too exorbitant for a testing van and the period taken to deliver stinks corruption. That testing van being a Mitsubishi, it means was imported from either Japan or South Africa, both countries are capable of fitting the testing equipment well within 45 days and deliver in 21 to 90 days with costs of… Read more »

Malawi belong to the citizens
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Fiscal police woyeeeeeee.keep arresting these theives.

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

Koma ndende zidzadza chaka chino.

Chimwene wa Anabanda ku Joni
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Chimwene wa Anabanda ku Joni

End of an era of Impunity. This is how things should be done. Baba Laz uku ndiye kutsogolera dziko

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