Godfrey Itaye: Under arrest

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—Former director general of Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) Godfrey Itaye, who is the current Chief Executive Officer of Lilongwe Water Board, is in police custody following his arrest by Malawi Police Services, Fiscal and Fraud Section on Tuesday.

Reports indicate that Itaye handed himself over to Blantyre Police after being summoned by the Fiscal Police over fraud activities suspected to have occurred during the previous regime.

When he was at Macra, Itaye was allegedly the architect of corruption including awarding dubious contracts to his own relatives.

He is also alleged to have pocketed $150 thousands bribe from Agilis International, a firm contracted to upgrade the controversial ‘spy’ machine.

On Friday last week, Police also arrested Macra’s director of finance Ben Chitsonga and procurement specialist Joseph Ngalawa for allegedly buying former ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cloth worth K100 million.

DPP used different parastatal organizations as their source of funds for campaign activities.

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM), Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), Admarc, Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) are some of the institutions  from which DPP got its funds and other resources for the party activities.

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