Chaponda insists he will not resign: Our national anthem shows we are jealous

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The idea that envy should be taken away from the country’s national anthem is liked by many people including Minister of Agriculture George Chaponda who claims people making calls for him to resign over the Malawi- Zambia maize scam have personal vendettas against him.

The minister made the remarks in response to calls by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as well some influential civil society organizations that he should resign together with Agriculture Marketing and Development Corporation (Admarc) Chief Executive Officer, Foster Mulumbe.

The scam involving the 100, 000 metric tonnes of maize that government through Admarc procured from Zambia using a Parliament-approved loan obtained from the PTA Bank has been the basis for the calls.

It is believed that if proper procedures were followed — without engaging a middleman — Admarc would be selling the staple grain at a price lower than the current K12,500 per 50 kilogramme bag.

Admarc maize price higher than vendor’s

But Chaponda has hit back at the calls saying he is not ready to step down because he is not part of the scam. He said he only went to Zambia to work on the policy part of the deal but was not involved in the purchase of the maize.

George Chaponda

Chaponda (left) not stepping down.

“The set up here does not see me doing the actual purchase of materials like maize. I only went to Zambia for the policy part of the deal. You may wish to know that I was negotiating with Zambia to allow us export the maize. In the end the WFP was allowed to do the work,” Chaponda told a local radio station on Tuesday.

He added: ’’In our national anthem, there is talk for us to be free of jealousy, this is it. Why do people hate me this much?. When I was foreign affairs Minister they wanted me out of office saying I traveled too much. What actually do they want from me?’’ But the pressure organization maintains they will bay for the blood of the two as they are believed to have been at the helm of the whole process.

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Malawi24 is also following reports that Mulumbe is not ready to step down.

Meanwhile, President Peter Mutharika has appointed a Commission of Inquiry into the matter.

He has also appointed new Board members of the State-grain trader.

The commission has been given up to 31st January 2017 to have a report on the matter, which some analyst have said is one of the scandals that are making the Mutharika administration unpopular.

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113 Comments

  1. You pussy old mutherfucker old n useless man Chaponda if Satan sent you walephela! Hell fire will eat your balls plus the balls of your children plus balls and pussies of your grandchildren! Foolish pussy mutherfucker

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  3. Pankhala ma president angati pamalawi kodi nsanje mwaiona lero nthawi yanu a DPP.?? Ngati dziko lakukanikani ndibwino kutula pansi udindo wanu mwatikwana nsaname …..nkhani kukacha timzimvela zopusa zanuzo ..

  4. Amalawi tidzivutilanji?Ndi amodzi & akudziwana..Paribe chichitike ngakhare pakhazikitsidwa kaguru ka anthu kt kafufuze za nkhaniyi.Bwana wachotsedwa ntchito ku Admark ndiye akudziwa zisisi zose.Zovetsa chisoni kuti akukondwera ndi mathyona pamene ana awanthu omwe anamenyera ufulu dziko lino akuvutika nthawi imene enawo adalithawa dzikoli.

  5. Didnt one Kamlepo say this kuti this guy is a thief.And certain Speaker cut him short that that was a serious allegationand therefore he must bring evidence.Now the evidence has been tendered,what is next course of action?

  6. Hunger,disease, envy,poverty,killings,corruption,thefty,prostitution,anger etc.Please write and compose another National Anthem that has got meaning.

  7. Chaponda can neva fire himself thats why I calmly blame the appointing authority. Chaponda dd nt choose hmself rather chosen by the president! Who forced honourable Ndau to resign? He was jst fired and nw nobody thnks about hm

  8. The difference betwn our leaders and those in europe is that ours lack moral value ,integrity and are too arrogant for nothing. Had it been this was in america surely he would have stepped down paving way for investigations. By the way, do u remember what peter muntharika said when he was appointing this man to be the minister of agriculture?

  9. A good leader will give more to his people and keep less for himself, do not illtreat people on your way up, because they are the very same people you’ll meet on your way down,(GOD SEES EVERYTHING)

  10. How much u need just only to take out that word? Entire MLW we can controbute some money to give u and to let that word to there ok! N B That mlw is not country from yr Unus plz respect yr self Machende aBambo ako wanva iwe!!

  11. Chouluka chidzatera . Ife amalawi ndi fuko lomwe mulungu amalikonda. Ngati wina alipampando ndi maganizo ofuna kungokhutitsa mimbayake kuleka kutumikira amalawi mwachilungamo Mulungu amutsutse mwanjira ina iliyonse . Inu achaponda ife timakukondani chifukwa pam’pando omwe mulipo ndi mulungu adaku sankhani kuti mutumikire anthu ake, tsono ngati anthu akewo akukaikirani sibwino kutha mawu mkamwa n’kumati ndi nsanje ayi pajatu Boma lanu ndi la Democrancy lomwe limalimbikitsa ufulu oyankhula zakukhosi ,Bwanji mulole kuti akufufuzeni kaye kusiyana ndikungotsekeleza kuti ife amalawi ndiife ansanje .ZIKOMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Koma ine pena ndimadandaura kukhala mmalawi ,anthu omwe timawasankha kuti akhale atsogoleri sali serious ndi utsogoleri ndipo angathe kutichimwitsa

  13. koma ngati ndichikuwawe a dpp mukanasiya chifukwa anthu aku Malawi mwini wake ndi Mulungu sikuti ndi a dpp ai ndiye mwini wake yemweyo adziwa nanu chochita

  14. koma udindo umenewu! waku Agriculture wu! ndi ovuta zedi. cz woyamba kuchita izi! Sikuluyi ayi! Change golo aka #Uladi #Mussa and the late #Chakwamba Anabouncer po! pa udindo umenewu.

  15. in Japan once a corruption allegation is levelled against a minister he he does not resign but kill himself (sucide)

  16. This just tells us that Kampepo Kaula was right about the fraudster ministers that Mutharika is taming who are more powerful than himself!!!!!

  17. KKKKK, KOMA NA WANTHU WA MA SUTI WA MBAVA ZACHILUNGAMO NDITHU ANTHU OSOLOLA. NDIPO PATAKHALA LAMULO LOTI WAKUBA ADULIDWE MANJA MUKANADULIDWA WAMBILI AMA SUTI NU. NDITHU.

  18. Amalawi mavuto timafunila dala tidziwilantu kuti momwe ikuonekela nkhope iyi niyakuba ife timasankha yomweyo nde mavuto angathe bwanji.komaso maudindo timapatsa anthu osayenela mungoganiza momwe amaonekela uyumukuti chaponda zoona angakhale wamkhulu wazaulimi mmmm ndekuti ndalamazo muluzifuna kapena ayi.nkhope ilukuuzan kuti munthu uyu nimbava imwe muluvomela basika akubadi.

  19. Iam 100% dpp but ihate this crook named chaponda & idont know even what kind of qualities he hv to the extent that we r sacrificing our own party & country just to shield this moya !!

  20. Chilipo chikumulimbisa mtima ameneyu & ndkukhulupirira waponda mwala; they sail in the same boat.. I understand they are of the same feathers ndipo kukhala kuti panalibe chinachake akanamuchosa kalekale

  21. These people that are criticized like chaponda I think the president benefits something from them coz why are they not fired as people have been talking day and night with evidence but the president is silent and no action

  22. If he resigns,investigated,brought before court and found not guilty,will it be possible to go back to his ministerial position?

  23. Osalimbana ndi ozitukumulawa,wa mantha anathawa Kamuzu. He was even chased by his own home village people.Tiwauza akangomutenga pa nyumba pake and face people’s court.

  24. What a shame. Clinging to the seat inoder to intesify stealing in the last hour.Had it been his tribe man has focus this idiot would have already been shown an exit.His words crown it as a person who does not love Malawi.ALOMWE woyeeee

  25. Assuming The President Is Clean, He Has Nothing To Fear, He Has Powers To Suspend His Suspected Officials Until They Are Cleared Of Any Wrong Doing Or Found To Have A Case To Answer!!! Being A Lawyer, It Is Assumed He Knows All This- Should We Say He Doesn’t Have Political Will To Fight Graft?

  26. Mmm Malawi uyu nd wina wina nd2,,,pakufunika timpange reform zsanayambe kupangdwa reform ntchto za boma mukunenazo includn “MAIZE GATE” coz imeneyiso ikuoneka kut nd ntchto ya boma thru th honourable minister wthot honour

  27. Ngati akudziwa kuti anthu akumupangira nsanje bwanji osamangosiya unduna 2 kodi APM munthu ameneyu akumva mavuto ake bwanji samamusiya unduna tinganene kuti chaponda Ali ndi ubwino wanji kwa bwana APM.

  28. The guy is worshiping bushili so that is what his master is commanding in sacrifice it will him if he can’t make dat or he die poooooooooor

  29. we do not only hate you but even the entire party and your stupid leadership. If u want to be loved, tell your friends to stop stealing and start developing our Malawi.

  30. that guy cant openly tell malawians dat he did that evil at the other hand he’s one of the senior figures that share secrets wth our APM so i dnt think he cn resign but cn only be reshuffled, ( goodal gondwe,henry mussa,kaliat, chaponda, msaka, kalilan, these r wat the word DPP stands for)

  31. It is very rare for a Malawian, especially a minister, to resign. We just have to wait for a mini-reshuffle! We are at the mercy of our HE.

  32. Onse a DPP ndimbava ndamene anamusokoneza joyce banda kumati amuthandiza kuyendetsa boma ndicholinga chokamu gwetsa lelo zaziwika kuti DPP ndiyomwe yaba ndalama zambiri kuposa boma lililonse lomwe linakhalapo mmalawi muno… 577billion muzaka ziwiri zokha nanga pozaafika 2019 muzakhala mwaba zingati??? Mumkaloza chipani cha UDF kuti ndimbava koma lelo simungaime pachulu mkuyakhula zopusa zanuzo ..mxiiiiiiiiiio!!!!!

  33. That is Malawi for sure. No one resigns even in the presence of incriminating evidence and in the same vein the president doesn’t fire his blue eyed boys.

    All we hear is talk of jealousy. But why can’t the accussed step down while investigations are going on until they are cleared of any wrong doing? The President should also take the blame fot shielding such individuals. It appears he condones the vice or he is in a dilema as to what to do.

    The inactiveness of our Senior Citizen No. 1 is worrisome. It appears like he is a learner driver who depends on his instructor. He seems to enjoy lip service more than action. He has deliberately detached himself from the real Malawi.

    Fortunately Malawians themselves are in a deep slumber. The seem to enjoy mediocre leadership. They can’t make decisive discplinary action against their wayward leaders. Instead they marvel at clapping hands for the witches.

    As the journey continues the poor electorate remain poor which those that the voted into office continue to wallow in obscene wealth.

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