Chaponda keeps MPs waiting over maizegate inquiry

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Suspended minister of agriculture, irrigation and water development George Chaponda on Friday failed to have an audience with a joint Parliamentary committee of public accounts and agriculture that is probing the Zambia, Malawi maize scandal.

Chaponda who was scheduled to meet the committee on Friday morning kept the members waiting until evening of the day.

George Chaponda

George Chaponda failed to show up at the hearing.

Confirming the development on the local press, Chairman for the committee Joseph Chidanti Malunga said Chaponda could not be seen at Parliament building in Lilongwe on Friday.

“His secretary confirmed that he got the letter which we sent to him and we are sure that he got the message, he was supposed to be here by 11 but this is 3 o’clock” said Malunga.

He added that the committee is to give Chaponda another chance to explain his side of the story on the allegations that he is the big fish in the scam.

Reasons of Chaponda’s failure to appear before the committee are yet to be known.

For the past two weeks, the committee has been inquiring from local stakeholders who facilitated the Zambia, Malawi maize deal following reports of dubious transaction made in buying the staple grains.

The committee is yet to travel to Zambia to investigate corruption claims on the maize purchase.

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  1. He is acting as an infinite being who can not be interrogated by the finite beings. This makes more political leaders as semi gods and sit freely on the laws without any fear. God who is all knowing sees you and he will show you

  2. ndipo malawi asa sungakhaleko dziko la umve kwabasi zoona munthu kumusekelelela paka liti kuchoka chaka chatha mupaka lelo osaigwila mbava boma pamoz ndi dpp nonse pamutumbo panu zoona anthufe tizivutika inu kudya bwino iwe pita pa ujen pako naweso ukusekelela za usilu zoona popeza chaponda anakupasa ndalama za kamupen panopa wat umusiye kumumanga asa zopusa ndithu

  3. even if i was chaponda i would not have gone there.why should i appear before fellow MPz whose aim is to humiliate and score political ooints on me.the three enquiries on the same issue.if there is evidence of wrong doing why cant they report it to the police or ACB.its only the president appointed team which the president will respect and if there evidence rhe police or ACB to investigate and prosecute otherwise the Parliamentary report will be treated as political witch hunt aimed at dainted the image of senior member of ruling party. moreover there is kamlepo in the team uuuu zero action from govt institutions on that report

  4. APA zikuonetselatu kuti ngakhale peter akukhalila kumbuyo mbala chaponda. Koma chonsecho pomulumbilitsa peter adanena kuti sadzaikila nduna yakuba kumbuyo lelo?

  5. Chaponda the untouchable. Even APM can’t dare come near him. He is hell fire. You need a very strong heavy duty fire extinguishing machine to put him off.

  6. Ku Malawi tisamanamizame kuti nobody is above the law….here is a living example Chaponda who currently is above the law…ndiye ndinve chiphwisi china saying nobody is above the law in malawi koma akumuona chaponda uyu…zopusa basi..

  7. Chaponda and APM are above the Malawi law ndi mmene ndikuonelamu. Mungouwa apa ngati agalu amantha mmalo moyinjata nkhalambayi. Ndikanakhala ine bwenzi mutatamika ndi kudziwa malamulo pa ine pondikwizinga.

  8. kodi chomwe mukumutchukisila munthuyu ndi chani miyezi ikutha pano tayambira kuwerenga ndi kubva za chaponda zakwana tiuzeni zina ngati zolemba zikuasowa tsiyani. izi za chaponda siziphula kanthu

  9. And stop calling him a suspended minister cz wat i see chaponda is above the law……munati court silideleredwa kma ndaonera pa Chaponda kut court limadeleredwa simetimes…….akanakhala osauka mutamumanga for infringement! ! Malawi ndi mbola!1

  10. Malawi aaasa chigawenga choposa zigawenga chimenecho osangocimanga bwa shit tikadzakwiya dikilani muzazione…
    … Underglnd movemeng