Officials from parliamentary committee on agriculture will from next Wednesday start a parallel inqury into how Admarc bought the now suspicious 100000 metric tonnes of maize.

DPP MP Chidanti Malunga: Parallel inquiry

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

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

This 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 on January 31.

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