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LILONGWE(MaraviPost): Commission of inquiry on matters surrounding the procurement of maize by Admarc from the republic of Zambia appointed by Malawi President Peter Mutharika after a huge outcry has released a statement asking for more time to finish its inquiry.

The Statement in part reads, Following the appointment by His Excellency the President of Malawi Prof Arthur Peter Mutharika of a Commission of Inquiry on matters surrounding the procurement of maize by ADMARC from the Republic of Zambia, members of the Commission commenced their work on 10th January, 2017. This was after the swearing in ceremony that took place on Friday 6th January, 2017.

The Commission has been conducting inquiries and is making good progress. However, due to the nature of inquiries and the information to be analyzed, the Commission will not be able to release the report by the previously announced deadline of 31st January, 2017. Instead, it has pleased His Excellency the President to grant an extension to the Commission by a further seven working days so that the Report is submitted by 9th February, 2017.

Retired Chief Justice Anastasia Msosa, SC.

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