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Parliament extends maizegate enquiry to next week over invalid documents


Parliament extends maizegate enquiry to next week as govt officials present invalid documents

Parliament has extended investigations in the maize scum to next week friday as the majority of summoned government officials have presented unauthentic documents so far.

Chairperson of the Agriculture Committee of parliament, Josephy Chidanti Malaunga told Afriem that many of the documents being presented before parliament are invalid.

“We need valid documents with details on how the maize deals were executed from Malawi to Zambia.

“They are saying the documents are authentic but the way we have observed the documents , they are missing some vital information,” he said.

Malunga added the information being presented by different government officials is not adding up.

“They are all saying different things but they worked together meaning they must all know what happened. This means they are concealing vital information to a certain degree.

“We will call them again that is why we have extended the enquiry until next week friday to get to the bottom of the scandal. What we thought was going to happen is not what is happening but we hope we will finish the investigation come next week Friday,” he said.

Recently, the Agriculture Committee of parliament which is conducting a seperate enquiry in the Zambia maize scum said was going to release the results of its enquiry in the scandal next week, however the period has been extended to a later date following some developments in the investigations.

The commission of enquiry on the Zambia maize scandal that was appointed by the President was also given 30 days to finish its investigations.

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