By Staff Reporter 26/10/17
DAILY Malawi can confirm and report that there is an ugly in fighting within the Malawi Communications and Regulatory Authority (MACRA) due to bad and poor working relationship between the two top bosses, Director General Godfrey Itaye and his deputy, Francis Bisika as well as their juniors from finance department.
For the past two weeks and more strongly this week, there has been negative stories being carried out at Nyasatimes targeting at Itaye which has made very serious allegations in terms of corruption within MACRA.
Our Investigation has established that the MACRA ED Mr Itaye is directly accusing Mr Bisika to be the one supplying info to the media considering their sour relationship. While the allegations being levelled against Itaye could not be substantiated, the Cameras have from within the ranks of MACRA is the one that has waged a war against his boss. While others within MACRA defended Mr Bisika that he is a professional and he can not sink so low and in reality both should rather take the blame. In addition most of the things were done while he was in hospital in India but we can not rule his involvement.
The timing of the stories and allegations couldn’t be perfect for Bisika. Riding on the negative opinion against Government and MACRA itself, he has been providing information to Nyasatimes which is a combination of truths, half-truths and fabrications against his own boss. It is believed that Mr Bisika is hoping that should the boss get fired, he will take over at MACRA as a DG this is according to inside sources.
A source from within MACRA has confided that the two vehicles that Itaye is being accused of buying for the Ministry of Information, the KIA Sorento registration number BU5780 and a Toyota Coaster registration number CIVO 1 was approved by the Board and management and Bisika himself was part of the decision. The source confided that there is no way the DG could bulldoze the purchase of motor vehicles for Government without management and Board of which Bisika is part of.
If the purchases were flouting procedures, then both Itaye and Bisika are in the wrong.