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Division Rock Malawi Maize Scandal Probe

Written by  Written By Rhodes MSONKHO Feb 01, 2017

There are fears that the divisions rocking the joint committee of parliament investigating the alleged ADMARC Maize scandal could affect the credibility of its findings.

The divisions have come following the exclusion of some members from the team that has travelled to Zambia as part of the investigations.

The eight member team, which comprises members of Public Accounts and Agriculture committees left on Tuesday, for a five day visit to the neighbouring country.

One of the members that have been left out, Frank Mwenifumbo is faulting the leadership of the committee, for deliberately leaving him behind.

He claims this will affect the aspect of continuity, which is important with the nature of the issue at hand.

Mwenifumbo, who is Member of Parliament for Karonga Central is accusing the leadership of playing tricks, a development that is affecting the ADMARC Maize Scandal investigations.

He is also threatening to resign for being excluded from the trip.

Joseph Chidanti Malunga who is Chairperson of the joint committee told Capital FM, that the funding they received from the donor was not enough for all the members to go.

And to add on that, Malunga revealed that Mwenifumbo had missed deliberations for three consecutive days during the second week of the probes so it was only justifiable for him to be left out.

Malawians are hoping that the whole truth will be reveled when the committee members return to the country.

The scandal has attracted a lot of attention from the public in both involved countries.

Malawians feel that if ADMARC has not allegedly flouted procurement procedures, the prices of maize would have been decreased.

 

The current price is MK 250 per kilogram which a majority of Malawians are finding difficulties to pay for amidst the harsh economic climate.

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