Janet Banda’s impartiality in investigating Chaponda under microscope

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Janet Banda who is a member of the commission of inquiry investigating minister of agriculture George Chaponda has had her impartiality questioned after she attacked the courts for suspending the minister.

Janet Banda

Janet Banda: Under fire for attacking court

Soon after the Mzuzu High Court granted the injunction to suspend Chaponda, Banda who is also Solicitor General wrote on her Facebook account expressing anger over the ruling.

“A democracy of anarchy where some of the three branches of government don’t know exactly what their powers and functions are.

“Important to know where executive functions start and end! Where the judicial functions start and end! And where the legislative functions start and end! Democratic anarchy is rather frustrating to constitutional and administrative lawyers such as some of us,” she wrote.

But critics have questioned her neutrality saying it will be hard for Malawians to trust the outcome of the commission of inquiry.

“A person who was supposed to act with impartiality, neutrality and independence Janet Banda is nothing but an interested party and Malawians should not expect anything good from the commission,” said government critic Gerald Kampanikiza.

Commenting on the same, Dannie Phiri called for Banda’s resignation from the commission of inquiry saying she has shown that she is not unbiased.

“Isn’t the Solicitor General supposed to voluntarily fall on her sword considering that she can’t be a neutral member of the commission probing the scandal?,” asked Phiri in a Facebook post.

President Peter Mutharika set up the commission of inquiry to probe Admarc’s procurement of maize from Zambia. This followed accusations that Admarc bosses and Chaponda bought the maize through a Zambian company and not directly from the Zambian government in order to earn K10 billion from the deal.

 

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  2. I just want to ask my fellow malawian to take this isue as a malawian story in politics, and u must write this if you are a writter, and some of you, you must keep this in your memory so that in 2019 during Presidential Election it will be easy for you to make a good choice guided by the history you wrote, just like now M.C.P can not win and will never win because their story was written, let history guide you before you make a decision!

  3. Show us an evidence from any commission of inquiry since the death of our beloved brother Chasowa, Matafale and those whom u know where are the out come? nothing it’s amatter of worsting time Chaponda must resign

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  6. Stupid and ugly whore! politicians use stupid people like her but at the end they kill to destroy evidence. She had been hooked and will become a Condom for dirty uses!!

  7. Azimai game of gambling imawabvuta they don’t know when to throw or when to walk away, eish! Shame play your cards well mama it is a man’ s world so think like you are playing chase otherwise you will make us look stupid foolish woman

  8. There is no question that the judge’s decision to suspend a cabinet minister is unprecedented and smacks of an error of law. And because she sits on the commission established to inquire the actions of the same minister, Janet Banda has committed a grave error herself! She should have kept her big mouth tightly shut.

  9. As Solistor General Already She Has Failed Her Duty She Suppose To Advise President On Legal Matters She Would Have Advised The President To Remove Chaponda Before Commission Is Set She Would Have Advised The President Not To Include Her In The Commission Based On The Fact The She Is Second Legal Advisor Tn The President After Attorny General I Doubt If This Commission Is Going To Produce Tangible Results

  10. Now I understand why Buhari, the Nigerian president said ” my wife belongs to the kitchen”. They can’t even make their own decision but used by these thugs & then dumped like a used unjeni. Shame.

  11. What u call commission of inquiry is not a commission of inquiry at all. So you think Peter is stupid enough to set up a commission of inquiry that does not work in favour of corrupt DDP government?

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