The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) received a complaint alleging corruption in the
way National Oil Company of Malawi (NOCMA) conducted the process to award
contracts to supply fuel. The Bureau received another complaint alleging interference
and meddling into NOCMA’s contracts to supply fuel for the year 2020/2021. The
Anti-Corruption Bureau instituted investigations and restricted the contract. On 6th
August, 2021, the Bureau lifted the restriction as the investigation in the first
complaint did not establish any offence.
In the second complaint, the investigation established that Hon. Newton Kambala,
Minister of Energy, attempted to influence NOCMA to award contracts of 2020/2021
fuel supply for the advantage of Orxy, Finergy and Trifugira Fuel companies. Mr.
Enock Chihana, President of Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) and Mr. Chris Chaima
Banda, Presidential Adviser on Strategy aided and abetted Hon. Newton Kambala
when he attempted to influence the award of the contract to supply 40000 metric
tons of fuel to a company known as Finergy.
On 9th August, 2021, the ACB arrested Hon. Newton Kambala, Mr. Chris Chaima
Banda and Mr. Enock Chihana.
They will be taken to Court when the Bureau has finished interviewing them.
EGRITA M. NDALA
PRINCIPAL PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER