NFRA CEO suspended over missing maize trucks – Capital Radio Malawi
13 June, 2024

NFRA CEO suspended over missing maize trucks

Kayongo, suspended

The board of trustees of the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA), has suspended the firm’s Chief Executive Officer Brenda Kayongo.

According to an internal memo that Capital FM has seen, Kayongo’s suspension is to pave way for investigations into the disappearance of 13 trucks that carried maize for the strategic grain reserves

NFRA officials reported the missing trucks in mid-October, which had 7 500 bags of maize worth 112  million kwacha.

The agency had contracted businessman Smollet Kachere to transport the grain, through his firm Kachere Agriculture Trading, but it did not reach the NFRA.

Kachere was also questioned by a joint parliamentary committee which was probing various issues of national interest.

However the agency managed to recover 600 bags of the maize, after one of the missing trucks was found in Kasungu in November.

The board has since placed CEO responsibilities on NFRA’s Finance Director David Loga.

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