Bisnowaty in K1.1 billion corruption scandal

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Malawi Health Minister Peter Kumpalume and Member of Parliament for Lilongwe City Central Constituency David Bisnowaty have been named key players in a K1.1 billion corruption scandal.

David Bisnowaty

Bisnowaty rocked in a multimillion corruption scandal

A report published by one local paper says Bisnowaty bribed Kumpalume with over K50 million for the Health Minister to flout procurement procedures by giving Mr. Bisnowaty a $1.6 million tender to deliver X-ray machines.

The report by Nyasa Times claims that the plot was however unsuccessful. Biocare Ltd won the tender despite overcharging its bid with K50 million than Bisnowaty’s MCA Ltd which reportedly came forth on the evaluation chart after failing to meet most of the technical specifications.

The paper claims Minister Kumpalume is now intimidating procurement officers including an independent Procurement Oversight Agent (POA) from Germany to have the decision to award the tender to Biocare LTD reversed.

Bisnowaty who had not responded to our questions by the time we went to press told our fellow paper that the claims that he bribed Kumpalume were fabricated by people the Lilongwe legislature refers to as detractors. He however did not list the people.

Kumpalume is yet to comment. However, he was advised by the POA that cancelling the contract that has already been signed between government and Biocare will not only have serious legal repercussions, but will not necessarily mean Bisnowaty will be granted the tender because another procurement bid will have to be conducted again.

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  1. They have done it in a period of 1 yr and few months, i mean 1.1billion has gone, what will happen in the remaining 3yrs? Malawi, malawi, malawi my poorest country, anthuwa onse ndi mbava zokha zokha and panopa akuyendera chapsya tonola, , i hope the responsible NGOs plus ACB will come in and intervine though ACB is toothless when one involved belongs to a ruling party, and NGOs akangowafumbatisa nawonso amangokhala chete ngati sakumva kapena kuona. Hope this time NGO s and ACB will do better. Sad for mzungu , i didnt expect him to be involved in such senerios, but because the word corruption is an english word then i have no trust in him from now on, mmmmmmmm eshhhhhhhh, is this PP OR DPP?

  2. Koma kupusa kul nd ife amalawiku komavotera anthu akunja tsiku lna anthu amenewa sadzakhala presdent,kapena mmaiko mwnamu pal mmalaw amene anaimirako u mp?Nanga ife bwanj?Ladza nd yan nkhaldwe lotere kapena dyera bax amalaw

  3. Bisnowaty wangoyamba sanati kenako azatibela dziko lonse. Kodi ndi ndani analola kuti mpaka amwenye aziima nawo u Mp? ku cz kuli og issa anawinanso. komatu atsogoleli inu mumationjeza. oky popeza dziko ndiwathu ndalama nizawo aziba. Koma petulo akudziwa?

  4. Bisnowaty wangoyamba sanati kenako azatibela dziko lonse. Kodi ndi ndani analola kuti mpaka amwenye aziima nawo u Mp? ku cz kuli og issa anawinanso. komatu atsogoleli inu mumationjeza. oky popeza dziko ndiwathu ndalama nizawo aziba. Koma petulo akudziwa?

  5. Bisnowaty wangoyamba sanati kenako azatibela dziko lonse. Kodi ndi ndani analola kuti mpaka amwenye aziima nawo u Mp? ku cz kuli og issa anawinanso. komatu atsogoleli inu mumationjeza. oky popeza dziko ndiwathu ndalama nizawo aziba. Koma petulo akudziwa?

  6. Bisnowaty wangoyamba sanati kenako azatibela dziko lonse. Kodi ndi ndani analola kuti mpaka amwenye aziima nawo u Mp? ku cz kuli og issa anawinanso. komatu atsogoleli inu mumationjeza. oky popeza dziko ndiwathu ndalama nizawo aziba. Koma petulo akudziwa?

  7. Bisnowaty wangoyamba sanati kenako azatibela dziko lonse. Kodi ndi ndani analola kuti mpaka amwenye aziima nawo u Mp? ku cz kuli og issa anawinanso. komatu atsogoleli inu mumationjeza. oky popeza dziko ndiwathu ndalama nizawo aziba. Koma petulo akudziwa?

  8. Bisnowaty wangoyamba sanati kenako azatibela dziko lonse. Kodi ndi ndani analola kuti mpaka amwenye aziima nawo u Mp? ku cz kuli og issa anawinanso. komatu atsogoleli inu mumationjeza. oky popeza dziko ndiwathu ndalama nizawo aziba. Koma petulo akudziwa?

  9. Sad development. A lot are happening in this country but many are left undisclosed. Difficult for this nation to develop

  10. Jesus was a jew. This is a propaganda. If this online publication has evidence about the allaged corruption let them go to ACB our boys and girls will do the work. I have trust and confidence in the team handling procurement at the ministry of health. A Malawi sanje basi kodi tingatukuke chonchi?

  11. ma civil servants nkhope zonyansazo ngati simuba ndalama mukusowa chiyani inu.Big manwo nkhope ngati njoka yokalamba. Kodi chiwanda cha umbavachi chabwera bwanji.I am sure kuti cashgate yonse yathera ku 43 new lines kwamanga anthu ophula okhaokha tifufuza bwino mimba zanu. Musanza chuma cha amphawicho mudzina la yesu.kukulembani ntchito talakwa, inu mumagwira laptop ife mpini basi muzitibera.mulungu aweruziratu pompano.

  12. If honourable member 4 mcp had to say let us send dis bis or wat to israel many ppo questioned his rational howeva now i realise he was right to suggest dat if wat we r reading is right.

  13. Dziko Lathu Labwino Lija Lilikuti,mupitiliza Kumababe Anyapapi Inu Odwala Akusowa Nsima Mzipatalamu Mkumadya Kamodzi Pa 2DAYS ,MLUNGU SAZAKUKHULULUKILANI NDITHU

  14. Busy brainwashing the malawians with cashgate,while you are Pakuling our tax money,this govt is the worst ever in terms of kuba!

  15. Who is the official behind this scheme?let’s be serious because the institutional arrangements for procurement of goods and services do not provide room for the Minister to chair the Internal Procurement Committee.Give us the name of the officials who were responsible for this sad state of affairs.

  16. Anthuwa ndi amodzi. Ma deputy speakers anapakula ma housing allowances, nkhaniyi a Malawi ikumvekaso?? But busy kufuna $, £ ndi € ya ma donors, shupiti.

  17. Nzungu uyu anatilambwazira nkutinyozera ma mp athu achikuda, apa akutibera dziko lake lingopha anthu daily; y tikumusungabe? Adolf Hiltler was not wrong for erasing 3/4 of these evildoers. Akabamo azisikosanso for salary increament. I would lov amalawi titasintha our political system. Lets stop regionalism, tribalism n favouritism n build the new malawi, those retarding development should be wiped out of our politics.

  18. Alas, Mr Bisnowaty the Malawian Jew, ar u so corrupt to that extent? U look and speak as if ar honest and transparent but with a cobra heart. Do u know that the country has been impoverished by greedy leaders and businessmen like u? Corrupt Kumpalume and Bisnowaty don’t deserve to have place in leadership in Malawi at all levels. If I were APM I would have dismissed greedy Kumpalume from ministerial position.

  19. Musamunyonze Munnganyozedwe Pa MBC. I wondered why the govnmt reacted when he was reminded his home. Kupakula too much! He has no nation to love. Ochewa anati apawo ndi mizi ya kachere imakumana pansi. Shame to the us the youths for the corrupt young minister.

  20. Apa nde mwanena, funso mkumati anthuwo muwatenga liti kuti mukamawafufuza akhale kuti asungidwa pamalo abwino kupangira kuti asadzapangenso

  21. All the Politician are croocks none of them is good, because we do change a president only but the rest are the same people full of corruption

  22. They are failing to catch big fishes in this scandle but those fingerings are the only targeted, what anosense! Tell me, what have they done with Mphwiyo and his friends? But you have to know that God is watching

  23. Mesa! I hope all this is not true! are not learning from Cashgate? ity is important that young malawians start being accountable and honest! dont let money corrupt you so easily!

    Kumpalume I hope to God this is not true! If it is you dont deserve that ministry at all!