Tonse rubble: Minister Kambala, presidential aide Chaima, Chihana named  in  Nocma oil scandal 

Deputy Chief Executive Officer for National Oil Company of Malawi (NOCMA), Hellen Buluma,  has officially lodged a complaint to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) over alleged attempts to interfere in awarding of oil supply contracts by a Cabinet minister, a senior advisor to President Lazarus Chakwera and leader of one of the members of Tonse Alliance partners.

Buluma: Reports to ACB
Kambala: Implicated
Chihana: Implicated
Chaima Banda: Reported to ACB

The officials named are Minister of Energy Newton Kambala, presidential advisor Chris Chaima Banda and Aford president Enoch Chihana.

ACB Director Reyneck Matemba has confirmed the development that he has received the letter from Buluma.

“We received the letter on Friday (yesterday)  and we will follow up the matter,” Matemba said.

The named suppliers are Orxy, Finergy, Trafigura and Sahara Energy, and Buluma further claims that Kambala asked her to meet Chihana to, allegedly, negotiate a contract for one of the suppliers.

A member of the Tonse Alliance said the “rubble” of oilgate threatens to tear apart the Chakwera administration as Buluma’s allegations will open a pandora box over the corruption interest of the new government and “blackmail” tactics that the Nocma boss is alleged to be playing against some senior officials of government.

Some members of the government are said to be supporting Buluma as she is bent to be a loose cannon.

Buluma, a known member of the the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), has of late been  affiliated to Malawi Congress Party (MCP) following her close links with its powerful officials including MCP Secretary General Elsenhower Mkaka.

MCP’s  social media team has of late been supporting Buluma in a show of a political swing and interest in her hitting back following the removal as acting CEO at the State oil company.
The development will be a litmus test for President Lazarus Chakwera’s administration which swept to power in June this year on wave of euphoria amid pledges to fight worsening corruption which became endemic under predecessor governments.

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AtuganireSA. an
AtuganireSA. an
1 month ago

P.S. a diphwiph muzasankhe colour ina osati chi BLUE. Blue smells stinky mutondimva eeh, have you ever wondered why we have BLUE Monda or Blue movies ..yuk yuk yuk. You can do better than BLUE..I guess mwina zinthu kuzasintha. CEO wa ma SHADY deals. No crook can approach you if you have dignity, decency and integrity. Amakuyesa knowing that you will fall for it Bulumayo. You are NOT clean neither. Waziulura yekhatu apa Mai uyuyu.

Nanyati
Nanyati
1 month ago

Bulutu

AtuganireSA. an
AtuganireSA. an
1 month ago

Oho, let me go watch sleeping with an enemy, after that beauty and the beast. Ma rubbish enieni. Malawi needs a real national sanitizer!!! Ma supplier tiri chire!

AtuganireSA. an
AtuganireSA. an
1 month ago

Pasani ntchito kwa amai ndi abambo omwe ali ndi professional integrity. Chosani ma Cadet onse in top positions muwaike mu ma position owayenerera. We are advising you free of charge. Akupwetekanitu ma Cadet siowasekerera ai.Ma Cadet adatikwana Ife…ophunzira ndi osaphu zira amene ngati ochokera chikombore chimozi..ma rubbish
kwabasibasi

Gwede Mantashe
Gwede Mantashe
1 month ago

Anonse alaya,mukuzida zanenedwa ndiBulumazo.
Ngati akunama,sinanga apeleke umboni poyela.
Musamude sindiye momwe ziyenela kukhalila.

Chosadziwa
1 month ago

Keep it up Buluma. We were told osaopa by the very same government what we need is sanity in all government sector. We want all rubles to be cleared. And the head of state should act to suspend the said minister until he is cleared by ACB. We need no mercy on the matter.

Painful truth
1 month ago

Helen Buluma ia a pure cadet. She is standing between two camps, of UTM and others (Kambala and Chihana) and MCP and govt officials (Mkaka and Chikhosi). Let the battles begin!

Sikusinja
Sikusinja
1 month ago
Reply to  Painful truth

But Chihana says he took one of the bidders to introduce them to NOCMA. There is obviously something wrong for Chihana to take bidders to a company where they have submitted a tender. What for. So she may be fabricating stories but some little truths are in there

Malemu Pulofesa Kuba K145 mita

You can see that this is indeed blackmail. Only fools can trust Helen Buluma. This woman knows that having lost her job she wants to take with her other people. This now underscores the dangers of working with dpp operatives. Kuweta njoka zoopsa uku. Helen Buluma was all over when dpp was tormenting the opposition. This is all because of the ganjaman, the AG. People like Buluma, Felix Jumbe, Gerald Viola, Steve Maseya, Hope Chisanu and many more were supposed to be quarantined immediately after 23 June 2020. The one way traffic messages which Helen Buluma writes show that the… Read more »

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Touch down
Touch down
1 month ago

In the most powerful group of states in the World The USA Joe Biden THE IN COMING PRESIDENT after the 20th of JANUARY 2021 has already set up NEW TEAM-of office bearers for his administration on day one
Why on earth is the TONSE ALLIANCE still keeping cadets in position of government? The great son of Malawi SKC said,
Njoka saweta “look at what is now happening

To those in the Tonse Alliance government attached to this DPP HELLEN BULUMA, you should be embarrassed . Seriously you letting her finish your hard earned freedom

Zio ine
Zio ine
1 month ago

Nate ba will not do anthu g and Chakera will not act

Jima
Jima
1 month ago

There is no smoke without fire, she can’t cheat on those big names, she has mentioned????

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