Mutharika hailed for setting up commission of inquiry

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Peter Mutharika

Peter Mutharika: Now has some support.

Civil Society Grand Coalition has commended President Peter Mutharika for setting up a commission of inquiry to investigate Admarc’s purchase of maize from Zambia.

Spokesperson for Civil Society Grand Coalition Lucky Mbewe said it is a good development that President Peter Mutharika has appointed a commission of inquiry on the maize scandal at Admarc.

“It is a good move that President Peter Mutharika has appointed a commission of inquiry and we believe that those appointed will do the job very well,” said Mbewe.

However critics have been calling for the suspension of Admarc chief executive officer Foster Mulumbe and the firing of Agriculture minister George Chaponda to pave way for investigations into the maizegate issue.

At the moment maize at Admarc depots is selling at a higher price as compared to the price offered by vendors at the local markets.

Mutharika moved to appoint commission of inquiry into Admarc K26bn maize scam

Admarc told Malawians that it is selling the maize at a higher price because it wants to pay back a loan it got from a bank before purchasing the maize from Zambia.

But later it was revealed that Admarc bought 100,000 tonnes of maize from Zambia through a private company and not directly from the Zambian government leading to higher costs and consequently high maize prices.

It is believed that some officials benefited from the use of the middleman since Admarc paid K26 billion by buying from the Zambian company yet it would have bought the maize directly from the Zambian government for K15 billion.

Previously, Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) told Malawi24 that such corrupt acts are uncalled for since they enrich a few members of the society whilst poor rural Malawians are failing to have Nsima on their table.

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  1. Dpp more fire !! We will burn adark cock in 2019 !! Wina azayimbanso nyimbo yoti ndabeledwa ine !!! Paja anayamba kuyiyimba atangocoka 1994 atapha ma thousands aanthu mostly ku south mpakana pano amangoti tabeledwa very shame !! Muliranso muwona ndikacipani kanu kacigawo cimodzico !! Kumwera mene kwaculukila anthu muja cipani cina eti zowona cilibe olo ndi mp yemwe or even khansala ?!! Mcp z like renamo of moshko which always lost elections while maintaining its stronghold !! Chipani camtundu wanji congokhalira ku defender ?!!

    • Adzavutike ndani poti tonse tikuvutika.mbuli zongovota for the same of voting olo mutalamula kwa hundred years dobyou think people from the centre give a damn no! Amulungu ànatidalitsa and you cannot take away this fro us.grow up dude.

  2. Alot of commission of inquiries have been there. I have never ever heard any of them bringing the results. Zimangothera mommo. Tiona iyi mwina njowona. Otherwise, kuman’khala utiveka tinted ife nkumati yes yapa ziluyenda anga madzi mumtsinje.

  3. Tsikulina udzasonthokela pasi mundegi umo usaone ngati amalawi alukondwa akamakuona.komaso udamupatsa mavuto mzako mbendela mmanda umu wali pokubela mavoti.aliyese azikudandaula mtendele ungaupeze aaaaa uluitana ifa iwe.sono nibwino uzingokhala ndimoyo chifuka mmanda mwako mulungu sadaikemo angelo aja amaikila anthu onse ayi.pali iwe mkuluwako,falawo,etc

  4. palibe president pa nyasaland,,nde inuyo achna so called civil society chan chan uko mukupanga hail ndan? & hu r u representing?coz malawians r nt ok wt o thz moviez u r actin nw all d@ z nided z 4 d@ guy cod chaponda or w@evr he colz hm self 2 step down & go 2 jail mwina anthu tngayambe kukhuta,,,ooh! hw i wsh i wz born in heaven

  5. Tsopano mukuona ngati zipindula kanthu zimenexo? Akungofuna kukuphimbani m’maso muona sizipitiliratu zimenezi this guy is somehow stupid amatitenga ngati osazindikira. Watch out!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Panena commissioner of inquiry inakhazikisidwa kuti ifufuze imfa ya Bingu, the very same guy told voice of Africa that he don’t trust these commissioner of inquiries, so how can we trust this?.. Nanu a civil society grand coalition mungoombera mmanja zilizonse zimene wakana kale chilima zimenezi. #chaponda_must_resign