Parliamentary inquiry: Transglobe connived with Chaponda in corrupt deal

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A report by joint parliamentary committees of public accounts and on agriculture has repeated that transporter Transglobe and minister of agriculture, irrigation and water development George Chaponda should be investigated further on their involvement in the procurement of maize from Zambia.

According to the report, the joint committee was not convinced on why Chaponda picked Transglobe to transport maize from Zambia using a fake export permit.

“The Committee found that the instructions of both Ministers of Agriculture in Malawi and Zambia were acted upon by the Permanent Secretary in Zambia’s Ministry of Agriculture who on 26 October, 2016 granted Transglobe a permit to export 50, 000 metric tonnes of maize from Zambia.

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George Chaponda: His dealings have been questioned again.

“The Committee duly considered Mr. Tayub’s (Transglobe top boss) evidence on this point. It noted that Mr. Tayub did not provide any convincing reason as to why only Transglobe had been given an export permit when in his own testimony, there were many other companies that wanted to export their maize to Malawi but could not because of the ban. Neither did Mr. Tayub offer any cogent explanation as to why the process of issuing his company with an export had, in his own words, been rushed.

“The Committee found it odd that the inter-agency committee in Zambia’s Ministry of Agriculture granted the export permit to a company that could not legally export maize from Zambia on account of not being a registered taxpayer in Zambia. The Committee noted that in his evidence, Mr. Tayub had testified that a member of the Zambia Revenue Authority had sat in the inter-agency committee meeting that interviewed him on 26 October, 2016.

“The Committee did not believe that if the inter-agency committee had been acting professionally and without any political pressure, it could have overlooked the fact that Transglobe was not a registered taxpayer in Zambia and thus ineligible to export maize,” reads art of the report.

A report by the commission of inquiry that President Peter Mutharika appointed chaired by Justice Anastasia Msosa also called on authorities to investigate Chaponda.

Meanwhile, Parliament will today debate the report before voting on whether to adopt it or not.

 

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  1. Kkkkkk ku Malawi the same report from Mai Msosa. Very stupid mp’s so what ve u done? U just copied all de recommendations from Msosa. Mbava mumagofuna ma allawance basi. Now i understand Chaponda wen he said its just waste of time and money.

  2. Fools rush in. A bunch of thieves leading innocent people in my mother land Malawi. Truth shall prevail. Thank you very much (ZIKOMO KWAMBIRI), for your inquiry. Better if it ends well.

  3. The parliamentary committee is very dull in the head but clever in pocketing allowance to Zambia.How can they fail to make their own recommendation instead of copying recommendation from presidential enquiry.No wonder,you can see the quality of leadership.a Chidanthi,a kalua

  4. PLEASE CLARIFY THIS ISSUE TO ME BECAUSE I DO NOT PERHAPS UNDERSTAND.WHY DID THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE GO TO ZAMBIA.WILL I BE WRONG TO SAY THEY HAVE POCKETED HUGE SUM OF MONEY AS ALLOWANCE BUT THEY HAVE BROUGHT LITERALLY NOTHING CONCERNING CHAPONDA.IF YOU FEEL THE INVESTIGATION HAS HELPED MALAWIANS WHY SHOULD WE WASTE ANOTHER MONEY TO INVESTIGATE HIM AGAIN.MALAWIANS,LETS WAKE UP,THIS PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTE IS CASHGETTING OUR MONEY.

  5. APM adalakwitsa kuneneratu kt Chaponda will succeed hm after hiw period of resime,,,mchfukwa chake zkuvuta kt chaponda auzdwe kt a2le pans udindo..tsono system yomatcha maoffice nde eee…yandkwana,, kumek,,kuescom,,lero kwachaponda,,,malaw

  6. Some times u should not pick afight which u know that u will not win,wat you,re writing here its getting boring cuz we dont dont see concrete isue here chaponda is free meaning u failed.

  7. just copied frm the Presidential inquiry, these guys should learn how to handle such matters professionally like Retired Judge Msosa. They were just busy boasting with their live investigations while their counterparts were just doing their job.

  8. Were you waiting for the Msosa Enquiry so that you can copy its recommendations? You said you doubted its credibility when Jane Banda commenting as Solicitor General not as the Commission’s PRO gave her opinion on Judge John Chirwa stopping of Chaponda. Here you are producing a carbon copy of the same commission you attacked as biased. Thieves in waiting!

    • I think it’s the inquiry instituted by the president that copied from JPC because JPC did it’s inquiry openly and we followed the proceedings on radios and Tv while theirs were done secretly.

    • The Enquiry by the President gave their report over the weekend giving their recommendations and I underline RECOMMENDATIONS. I didnt say they copied the enquiry style NO but what they recommended to parliament is the copy of what the Msosa Commission recommended. Thats my line of thinking whether they aired or not, whats more suspicious is they released their findings 2 days after the President’s Commission and at the end milking the same thin cow they call Malawi. This country wont move forward coz of retrogressive thinking and politicking even on essential areas .

    • After all why having two enquiries on the same and report the same. The vocal Kamlepo said 9.9 billion had gone into somebody’s pocket and fails to establish that when he was given that chance of playing Prosecutor, Jury and Judge and recommends the toothless ACB to probe the same. Money again! Malawi the warm heart of Africa and the poor, hungry, sick and barefooted citizens are clapping hands when resources are not being put to optimum utilisation. Can Malawi progress! My answer is NO.

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