Tins of paint grow wings at MACRA:  Itaye implicated

The Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) is yet again coming under public scrutiny with news that more than 100 tins of 20 litres top grade paint meant for the multimillion Kwacha Telecentre Project disappeared from its storeroom under mysterious circumstances, MACRA security as well as Blantyre Police confirmed to Nyasa Times.

Itaye: Presiding over the scandle-riddled Macra

According to  Nyasa Times  sources at MACRA, the paints were under lock and key in a storeroom at a dubiously acquired MTL building where two newly recruited office assistants were assigned to man the office.

The two recruits were arrested as principal suspects on orders of Security Manager, Major Patrick Menyere.

“However, Director General, Godfrey  Redson Itaye spit fire on the Security Manager and ordered Blantyre Police to immediately release the suspects.

“We were ordered by the Director General, Mr. Itaye to release the suspects in the stolen paint case,” said an officer  at  Blantyre Police station.

Major Menyere refused to speak to Nyasa Times but Head of Administration, Pato Phoya, brushed aside the issue, saying it was an internal matter that did not require Police investigation.

“How much are a few hundred tins of paint worth?  MACRA is building telecenters in each and every constituency across the country to ensure every Malawian is connected to ICT services,” Phoya said.

Over the past two years there has been news after news of dubious activities and inside dealing worth hundreds of millions of Malawi kwacha involving top management at MACRA.

However, all the time the issues and attendant investigations always die a natural death or disappear in thin air.

Itaye is branded ‘Mr  Untouchable’ with the backing of the current regime.

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Jumani Jumani
Jumani Jumani
2 years ago

Vote wisely

Getu Maseko
Getu Maseko
2 years ago

Itaye sangachoke as long as Nankhumwa is still in cabinet. Pano magalimoto a macra anatenga Nankhumwa ndalama ndiye heeee samati wayitanitsa liti. Girlfriend naye walembedwa ntchito ngati Broadcasting Monitor. Check if she has the qualifications for such a job. Mgodi wa Nankhumwa uwu.

Putin
Putin
2 years ago

This Administration Manager, Pato Phoya is extremely stupid and not worth holding office. How can he brush aside this theft and belittle its cost? A good paint costs minimum K40,000 for a 20litre bucket. This is K4million stolen in broad daylight. It is a police case – MACRA cannot block police involvement! This is wrong.

Achiswe
2 years ago

Playing down the disappearance of 100 tins of 20 litres of paint by implying that they are not worth bothering about is very suspicious in itself. They must be worth at least 10 million kwacha, which is certainly no small amount of money to any ordinary Malawian. The matter definitely needs to be investigated.

Nambewe Sokosi
Nambewe Sokosi
2 years ago

The paint issuev aside……… Mr. Itaye looks sick neh?

longalonga
longalonga
2 years ago
Reply to  Nambewe Sokosi

some people are brainless….basi kumataya nthawi kuwona kuti munthu ngodwala…these days everyone is sick,not only of AIDS, but we are all sick somehow.don’t waste time on such matters,you might be 1st to go b4
the one you to be sick.
That’s my advice.

Nambewe Sokosi
Nambewe Sokosi
2 years ago
Reply to  longalonga

Hahaaaa ati these days everyone is sick hahaaaaaa speak for yourself. yabaya kodi. Truth hurts.

chimanga
2 years ago

Ana a dad stealing with impunity

Try More
2 years ago

Mbava zokhazokha, akapentela ma flats zikumanga mbava za ndalezi!

Nansongole
Nansongole
2 years ago

By the time Itaye leaves MACRA he will leave the organization striped naked. They guy can do maximum damage. No one indeed can touch or question him. He is answerable to the highest authority and is insulated against laws of the land. So who are you question him?

M D
M D
2 years ago

ku macra kuli mbava zokha zokha

Guest
Guest
2 years ago

paint akumazipaka ma cadet a DPP uja ndi ameneyu

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