By Nenenji Mlangeni
LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Just five months in Tonse administration, President Lazarus Chakwera has a daunting task to tame corruption tendencies among his cabinet ministers.
Sources within Tonse administration has confided in to The Maravi Post disclosed that there are five corrupt cabinet ministers needed to be tamed as soon as possible.
The most corrupt cabinet ministers in Tonse government including Eseinhower Mkaka (Foreign Affairs), Richard Chimwendo Banda (Homeland Security), Newton Kambala (Energy), Rashid Gaffer (Mining) and Lingson Belekanyama (Local government).
Particularly on this list Mkaka and Kambala are much connected to embattled acting National Oil Company of Malawi (NOCMA) Executive Director Hellen Buluma.
Mkaka is said to be in sexual relation with Buluma hence her appointment despite being opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) zealot.
While Kambala has been caught giving Buluma directives to favour some companies in NOCMA’s contract bid.
This prompted Buluma to report to Chakwera for action.
“When Chakwera was told about the act of the two ministers corrupt tendencies; Mkaka and Kambala, the president clearly told Buluma to submit the recording conversation to Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for probing. There are four phone recordings”, says the source.
Belekanyama has also caught in chief installation scandals showing his incompetency for the ministry.
While Gaffer has been cornered in illegal mining licencing that he owns a mining company through his brother.
Lobin Lowe, Agriculture Minister is another disappointment in how is handling Affordable Input Program (AIP) as his ability has been exposed.
This has prompted President Chakwera to go for early cabinet reshuffle as is reportedly unhappy with some information he is getting about some ministers misconduct.
Some popular faces will be dropped and new ones appointed in the next cabinet.