The Roads Authority (RA) board has fired chief executive officer Trevor Hiwa over a decision last year to award a contract to a company in which he had an interest.
RA board chairperson could not pick his phone. Hiwa could also not be reached yesterday but Minister of Transport and Public Works Jappie Mhango confirmed the dismissal.
“I can confirm he was dismissed and served with a letter to that effect, but also talk to the RA chair,” said Mhango.
According to minutes of the board meeting held on May 11 2017 in Lilongwe, the board’s disciplinary committee found Hiwa guilty of, among others, abuse of office.
Hiwa’s dismissal comes after his appearance before a disciplinary committee over a K217 million World Bank funded project to his own company Infracon Limited.
According to the source who attended the hearing, Hiwa was found guilty from three out of six administrative matters which “by any means could have led to summary dismissal.”
The minutes say, on the charge of dishonesty, members identified the element of failure to inform the project coordinator of his beneficial interest in Infracon Limited through Madada Trust.
The minutes say at the time of the identification of Infracon, Hiwa never showed that he had interest in Infracon and never disclosed his interest in Infracon when he mentioned Infracon during the identification process.