Fire Zamba-CDEDI

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The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI), has called for the firing of Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Collen Zamba.

Execute Director, Sylvester Namiwa has written President Lazarus Chakwera to exonerate himself from what he described as serious allegations levelled against Zamba, by former Acting Chief Executive Officer for the National Oil Company of Malawi (NOCMA) Hellen Buluma.

Buluma in her resignation letter accused Zamba of abuse of office by alleging that the SPC, who is also the Chairperson for the NOCMA Board of Directors,  influenced oil deals amid the fuel crisis in the country.

Buluma also spilled more beans when summoned to appear before the Public Appointments Committee (PAC) of Parliament, on Wednesday November 23, 2022.

Attorney General, Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda giving his legal opinion said Buluma should not have been summoned as her appointment was not subject to PAC approval.

Namiwa said: "Having heard a one sided story, Malawians waited with baited breath to hear from Zamba, who was set to appear before the same committee but in a clear case of impunity and arrogance, she never showed up.

"The absence of the ruling Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Members of Parliament (MPs) during the hearing, and the gravity of the allegations levelled against the SPC gives the impression that we are dealing with a clear case of organized crime where Dr. Chakwera himself should explain to Malawians not by words but through deeds and actions, by firing the SPC with immediate effect.

"If it were in a serious country, Zamba would have resigned before Buluma walked out of the PAC meeting."

Namiwa accused Chakwera of being an accomplice saying he was not involved in all these heinous acts, he would have fired Zamba by now.