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Malawi’s press secretary Brian Banda caught begging Macra on briefings’ funds

press secretary Brian Banda caught begging

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-Busted! Reports reaching this publication reveal that Malawi Presidential Press Secretary Brian Banda has been asking several parastatals including the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) to fund President Lazarus Chakwera’s presser scheduled for September 7, 2020

Last week Banda announced that State House will be holding pressers firstly with private media houses managers

He further disclosed that every week as one of the many initiatives by the Chakwera administration that will ensure that it opens up to the media.

Banda who was once fired from Times Media Group on charges of corruption has approached MACRA asking the body to fund the presser which has been perked at MK5 million.

MACRA however asked the Press Secretary that he puts his request in writing which did not go well with Banda.

This publication understands that MACRA officials who were arrested on trumped up charges on Friday were released on Saturday, August 29, 2020 on bail with no condition.

Our source said it was revealed that a share of the amount they are accused of misappropriating was used for President Chakwera’s inaugural ceremony in July, 2020.

There was no immediate reaction from Banda as we went to press on the matter.

During former president Joyce Banda regime, Brian Banda was also presidential secretary who messed up at the statehouse due to selfish interests when delivering his duties.

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