When all had thought the new broom had worn out quickly, the sweeping has gained more momentum; this time reaching out to clean the unchartered corners of government, the legislature. The in-the-news Clerk of Parliament, Mrs Maltilda Zande Katopola, has been replaced by private practice lawyer, Ishmael Wadi.
Ishmael Wadi was the youthful Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) in the first term of late Bingu wa Mutharika’s rule before he was forced to resign for failure to comply with instructions from ‘the appointing authority’ through a public speech late wa Mutharika made at the opening of Trade Fair in Blantyre.
Katopola has been in the news for all the bad reasons since she was drafted to be the chief executive officer to Parliament in January 2006 by the late president. She was implicated in [influencing] awarding secretarial services contract to her company. She was back in the news for taking an electricity interconnection bill for presidential consent before it was presented and debated in the chamber.
She has now been reallocated to be a high court judge at the Mzuzu registry.