Parliamentary committee starts ‘Maizegate’ inquiry today

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The Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture will from this afternoon start a parallel inquiry into how Admarc bought the now suspicious 100000 metric tonnes of maize from Zambia.

The chairman of the Agriculture Committee of Parliament Dr Jospeh Chidanti Malunga has said the parallel maizegate inquiry will work together to the bottom of the matter.

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Parliament committee starts independent inquiry today.

“We will summon officials from the Malawi Revenue Authority, ministry of Finance and Admarc,” said Malunga.

The inquiry comes at a time when some quarters of Malawians have expressed a vote of no confidence in the President Peter Mutharika appointed commission of inquiry.

Malunga said the committee would work with the commission and Consumers Association of Malawi who are also investigating how Admarc bought the maize from Zambia.

The civil society organisations have been putting pressure on Mutharika to fire Agricultuire minister George Chaponda and suspend Admarc CEO Foster Mulumbe on allegations of corruption on the procurement of the maize.

Chaponda and Mulumbe have rejected the allegations. The commission of inquiry is expected to to finish its job by January 31 2017.

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  1. Take Them Headon I Rember Our Hon Members In Parliament They Wanted Maize In Admarc To Down To Mk5000 But Hn Chaponda Insisted On Mk 12,500 Per Bag . MIZIMU YAKWIYA NG’OMBE ZAYANG’ANA KU NGOLO . He Call Himself A BULL DOZER Time Has Come For Him To Be Dozed

  2. Kkkkk…. It was (at first) “CASHGATE”,…….now it’s ” MAIZEGATE” ,…….then it will be “BEANSGATE”,………and then ” FISHGATE”,……..and then still to come “INFRASTRUCTUREGATE”. KKKKKKKKKK…….hey…!!! This Government go kill me with laughter ooooo hey!!!

    A de bring ma own………” EXTRA-MARITALGATE” for those who cheat on their partners, be it wife, husband, boyfriend or girlfriend. That’s the best name I can ever come up with.

  3. Akhalapang’ono uyamba maulendo ava zokambilana zimenezo.ndendeyake ikhale yakunkhotakota ndiyo yofunika midala ngati imeneyo chifundo njee akadakhala achifundo sakadapanga zomwe adapanga.

  4. Please Parliamentary committee don’t miss Saviour Chishimba president of Zambian Political Leader of the United Progressive People (UPP )and leader of opposition. I consider that he can say and arrange for some evidence about this matter (Maize-gate) including Hon Kamlepo Kalua

  5. osasiya munthu kaya apulezinthenti akukhudzidwa ose pamodzi ndiowathandi za kubanawo achotsedwe tikutathauza kusiyapasi maudido awo ayambe wakumudzi kwo

  6. We would like to appeal to our honorable MP to reduced maize price please don’t let munthalika to decided on this, people are dying k12500 its no easy

  7. Thanks to parliament.deal with these crooks.next online is goodall gondwe.these are thieves . show them that all days are not Sundays.

  8. Palibe kunyengela munthu,ngati nyumba yamalamulo chilungamo ife anthu ovutika tikuchifuna.Osusa osayang’ana nkhope dziko lanthu likulephera kutukuka chifukwa cha anthu okuba ndalama zanthu ngati amalawi komanso boma.

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