A Civil rights group trading under the banner ‘Mbadwa zokhudzidwa’ has commended President Lazarus Chakwera for taking a bold step to fire Lobin Lowe and his deputy Madalitso Wilima.
Lowe and Wilima who were serving as minister of Agriculture and deputy Minister of Agriculture respectively, were fired yesterday for mismanagement of this year’s AIP that led to the country being duped K750 million.
Sam Kawale has since been appointed minister of Agriculture.
According to Fredrick Billy Malata, Operations Director for Mbanda zokhudzidwa, Chakwera’s Statement yesterday spoke about actions and that is commendable.
Malata has however, asked Chakwera to also fire National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) Chief Executive Officer Brenda Kayongo.
“The 123 million kwacha Maize got stolen under her watch, so she must also be fired. The law enforcement agencies should also make sure that those involved in the stolen 14 trucks of Maize do face the law and have the stolen maize forfeited,”said Malata.