National Local Government Finance Committee (NLGFC) Chief Executive Officer, Alifeyo Banda says he feels vindicate after the Office of the Ombudsman cleared him on allegations of irregular recruitment.
Banda said it was not easy being under probe but he is happy with the way things have turned out.
“I feel vindicated, I’m happy the truth has come out,” adding this will motivate him to work confidently now that he free.
Banda was quick to point out the tendency of people to just report out of malice is unbecoming and tarnishes reputations built for years.
The CEO was probed just after the fresh presidential election after it was reported that his appointment flouted procedure.
A letter sent to the Ombudsman office claimed Banda did not have the prerequisite qualifications for the job.
It was also alleged that his age was in question because he was given the contract when he was 59 years old.
The claim was that his predecessor was told to leave after reaching the age of 60 and Banda was within that range which made him ineligible.
The Office of the Ombudsman on Wednesday said they allegation leveled against Banda were unfounded.
Spokesperson for the Ombudsman office, Arthur Semba said: “Banda was consequently clear as the allegations were unfounded.”