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Ombudsman tells DPP govt to apologise for illegally selling tractors

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The office of the Ombudsman has asked the Ministry of Agriculture to apologise to Malawians for illegally disposing tractors that where acquired by government using a $50 million loan from Import and Export bank of India.

Following the same tractor scandal, the Ministry of Finance has also been told to stop acting as a procurement body for government .

Speaking at a press briefing, Arthur Semba of the Ombudsman said that the two ministries acted
unprofessionally in both buying and selling the tractors.

“The two ministries failed to diligently price the tractors that were bought by politicians.

“These tractors were supposed to be sold to smallholders farmers to improve the Agricultural sector,” he said.

He said the Ministry if Agriculture must prepare a report of whole deal.

“We need a detailed account of the whole deal, what is in the records of the ministries does not reflect what is on the ground,” he said.

He further said that politicians and some government senior officials illegally got the tractors.

“Almost 68 principal secretaries from various ministries bought the tractors and on top of that politicians also enjoyed a lion share of the tractors,” he said.

Francis Kansaira, Chaponda, Mukhitho are among the politicians who benefited from the deal.

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