MUTHARIKA FIRES WARNING SHOTS AT NTATA: TRASHES CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS ON CMST PROCUREMENT PROCESS

Date:

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has labeled Allan Ntata as a disgruntled individual who has chosen to make a career out of slander by cooking up stories aimed at tarnishing the President and those he perceive to be stumbling block to his ambition.

Mutharika said this in a statement released to the Press signed his Press Officer Gerald Viola.

In the Statement, President Mutharika has distanced himself from allegations hovering in the social medial that he and his aide Mr Ben Phiri interfered with the procurement process at the Central Medical Stores Trust (CMST) to award a 1.4 Billion Kwacha tender to Malawi Pharmacies.

Ntata alleged that President Mutharika held a meeting with Central Medical Stores and decided to award the Billion-worth tender to Malawi Pharmacies under the guise of the ‘Buy Malawian Campaign’. Malawi Pharmacies were a single bidder, contrary to provisions of the Public Procurement Act.
The deal which was finalised in March almost fell off because the Office of the Director of Public Procurement (ODPP) had refused to have it sanctioned as it was deemed illegal.

Reacting to the claims, Viola said the allegations are not true, saying President either directly or through anybody has never dealt with the alleged Malawi Pharmacies.

“That the allegations are nothing but cooked up stories from disgruntled people for reasons that can best be explained by themselves

“As alluded to earlier, the President’s policy is not to be drawn into commenting on trivia, and every allegation from whatever source, however, the State House would like to state that it is aware that the allegations are being propagated by a few disgruntled individuals,” reads in part the statement.
Mutharika said these individuals are led by Mr Z Allan Ntata who had his own expectations when the DPP took over power in May 2014.
“Without necessarily scandalizing Mr Ntata’s name, he was tried and tested when he once served as legal assistant to the late President Ngwazi Professor Bingu wa Mutharika, and all honest Malawians can attest to his performance then. And having sensed that his expectations may not be met, Mr Ntata decided to embark on a mudslinging drive at the Presidency and his Advisor and Personal Assistant Mr Ben Phiri. This is common knowledge to all Malawians who patronize the on-line publications and social network among other communication outlets,” he said.

Mutharika has urged the general public that there is no truth to the allegations that Mr Ntata and others are making either directly or using their pseudonyms ( Zigoba).

(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)
Robert Ngwira
Attended Our Future Private Secondary School in Rumphi from 2006-2009 Holder of Diploma in Journalism from Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) Hobbies, reading newspapers, going out with friends, listening to radio and watching football. Email: info@faceofmalawi.com

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:

Featured Video

click to play

Popular

More like this
Related

Watch|| Moment Man Caught Wife And Prophet In The Act on Their Matrimonial Bed

A video making rounds online has shown moment a...

See how this lady turned up for a date dressed (See Photos)

This well-endowed lady has sparked reactions on social media after she...

Teen girls brag about their b3droom skills in New Video

Another SHS girls are currently trending on the internet...

Lucius Banda speaks out on Nepman’s USA trip scandal

Veteran musician Lucius Banda who is also Presidential Advisor...