Malawi Energy Minister Arrested Over Corruption Allegation

Malawi’s Energy Minister, Newton Kambala, has been arrested over an alleged corrupt deal regarding contracts on oil supply.

According to the country’s Anti-Corruption Bureau, (ACB) the minister tried to manipulate the way in which contracts for the supply of oil in the country are awarded.

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The Energy Minister didn’t attempt to influence the contracts alone as he had accomplices who are in the persons of President of the Alliance for Democracy party, Enoch Chihana and a Presidential adviser, Chris Chaima Banda. They have all been arrested too.

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The ACB who says the other two men helped the Minister in the alleged deal said; “when he attempted to influence the award of the contract to supply 40,000 metric tons of fuel”.

Enoch Chihana in a post on his Facebook page noted that that talking to the ACB is a normal legal process that gives him an opportunity to clear his name.

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