Former MACRA Director Itaye arrested

By Chancy Namadzunda:

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested former Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) Director General Godfrey Itaye and Henry Macheso.

According to a ACB Principal Public Relations Officer Egrita Ndala, the two have been arrested in connection to the recruitment of McDonald Pato Phoya, Dr. Charles Fodya, Ruth Mgwede Mdala, Timothy Sukali, Kumbukani Lisilira, Emmanuel Banda, Dan Datchi, Frank Mdala, Vilant Tambulasi, Limbani Sekani and Tiyamike Zawanda at MACRA although they lacked necessary qualifications and experience.

“The Bureau instituted an investigation which established that the recruitments were done unprocedurally. On 13th January, 2022, the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested Mr. Godfrey Itaye and Mr. Henry Macheso.

“Mr. Itaye is likely to be charged with abuse of office, failure to declare interest and neglect of official duty contrary to Section 25 B (1) and 25 (D) of the Corrupt Practices Act and Section 121 of the Penal Code, respectively.

“Mr. Henry Macheso is likely to be charged with abuse of office contrary to Section 25 B (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act. They will be taken to Court after the Bureau has interviewed them,” said Ndala




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