Probe Chaponda further – CHRR

George Chaponda

Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) has urged the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to further probe George Chaponda despite President Peter Mutharika firing him as minister of agriculture, irrigation and water development.

Mutharika who has been under fire for keeping Chaponda as minister despite reports of corruption finally sacked Chaponda on Wednesday a day after ACB found K124 million at the legislator’s house.

Reacting on the development, CHRR has applauded the president for giving in to public pressure.

In a statement signed by CHRR Executive Director Timothy Mtambo, the organisation says the development shows maturity of democracy.

“CHRR has learnt with huge relief news that President Prof. Peter Mutharika has finally fired Hon. Dr George Chaponda as Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development.

“To that effect, CHRR would like to sincerely congratulate the President on taking such a progressive and noble action which is in sync with the recommendations of both Commission of Inquiry as well as the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Chaponda’s alleged corrupt conduct in the purchasing of maize saga,” reads part of the statement.
However, CHRR has urged the ACB to continue investigations on Chaponda to ensure that justice prevails.

“CHRR is thus, calling upon the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to expedite investigations into the matter and take the necessary and legal course of actions that will yield justice on the matter,” CHRR says in the statement.
The organization has since commended the media, the Commission of Inquiry, and joint Parliamentary Committees and Civil Society Organisations for their tenacious, professional, and patriotic efforts in the run up to Chaponda’s firing.



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  2. Is still walking freely in township? What evidence do u have to get to arrest him? Police must take an action now and deliver him to the judge so that he must be known whereabouts. Think of other people u arrested but u had no visible evidence.

  3. lnuso atimabungwe musachukukepo nzeru apa asiyeni a ACB agwire ntchito yawo bho bho paja munazolowe kugwira yophapha? ndiyeso ku mbava ku timabungweku keep quite shiiiiiiii !

  4. That’s Good To Apm To Fires Dr Chaponda Coz This Man What He Did It Is Same As Muder Case. The People Of Malawi Are Surffaring In So Many Ways Specialy The People Living In Ruler Areas, So Its Not Sure That One Person Keep The Taxs Of Malawians. I Reaquest Acb Orgnasation To Proced This Work To All The Concerned. Now I Want To Knwno About Mr Foster Mulumbe Where Is Now And What He Doing Now?

  5. It seems like Mtharika fires Chaponda because of the pressure from the concerned general public and is much connected to Chaponda scoundrel.Should we say there’s no police in Malawi and why keeping a criminal like Chaponda outside the bar as he will be waiting to be finalised by the court?We could prefer only Mzuzu court to decide on Chaponda case than any other corruptive courts centres

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