LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The Ombudsman has found that the appointment of Godfrey Itaye as Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) Director General was illegal and that those who facilitated his hiring acted outside their mandate.
These are the then Principal Secretary in the ministry of Information, the then Board and then Malawi Statutory Cooperation Chief Zangazanga Chikhosi, now Secretary to Office of President and Cabinet.
Ombudsman Martha Chizuma told the nation on Monday, May 10, 2021 that the whole process to hire Itaye was a mockery and maladministration.
She adds that Redeployment of Itaye to Postal Corporation as Post Master General and to Lilongwe Water Board as CEO was illegal and a maladministration.
She has therefore nullified his contracts including his current contract and she has directed the Macra Board to fill the position of DG at Macra.
She has further directed the board not to pay Itaye any benefits, and if that was done, it should be recovered.
The Ombudsman report, has however cleared Itaye on allegations that he is a convict, saying no evidence on this was found.