Blantyre Water Board (BWB) has parted ways with its chief executive officer (CEO) Dan Chaweza following the expiry of his three year contract on March 31 2020.
BWB board of directors have since appointed director of technical services Mavuto Chilipanthenga as acting CEO.
An internal memo from BWB board chairperson George Nnensa dated November 6 2020 to the company’s executive management and members of staff says Chaweza has since proceeded on his annual leave.
Reads the memo: “Engineer Chaweza is leaving the board with immediate effect… May you join me in conveying profound gratitude for the services rendered during the entire period of his employment contract and his contribution to the successes of BWB which shall be treasured forever.”
In an interview yesterday, Nnesa confirmed the expiry of Chaweza’s contract but said he was free to reapply the job once the board advertises.
He said: “Actually the contract says as soon as the period expires the contract ends so it has expired.”
Chaweza is leaving the board at the time the office of the Ombudsman is investigating a number of issues including allegations of his irregular recruitment,irregular transfer and promotion of some staff, unfair dismissals and as well as nepotism and tribalism through employment of relatives friends and supporters of the former ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
Meanwhile, government has appointed Humphrey Mdyetseni from Ministry of Information as acting CEO OF the National Economic Empowerment Fund Limited, formerly Malawi Enterprise Development Fund, while allegations of abuse of funds levelled against the current management team are being finalised by auditors.