Copyright 2017 Youth and Society YAS LEADS MALAWIAN CSOs IN THE GRAND-CORRUPTION FIGHT - "MAIZE-GATE" SCAM In its front-line combat against corruption and impunity in Malawi, from 2016, through strategic public interest  litigation, YAS has led  other two prominent accountability NGOs namely Church and Society of Livingstonia Synod and Centre for Development of People  (CEDEP) in demanding accountability from the Government of Malawi on the procurement of maize from the Republic of Zambia  which was attended by serious and organized corruption at the height of a food shortage crisis that gripped the country in 2016.  Dubbed "Maize-Gate", the scam involved top public servants, business tycoons and Minister of Agriculture - Hon. George Chaponda. Among others, this historic  accountability advocacy among others registered the following: (1) the suspension of Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Hon. George Chaponda  by the High Court -  following an injunction obtained by YAS ED, Mr.Kajoloweka; YAS, CEDEP, and Church and Society;  (2) The President sacking the implicated Minister from the Cabinet; (3) Former Minister, alongside two businesspersons Rashid Tayub of  Transglobe Produce Export Limited and Grace MijigaMhango, who also chairs the Grain Traders and Processors Association of Malawi-were arrested in connection with alleged corrupt  practices during the procurement of maize, and are currently answering corruption charges in court pursued by the Anti-  corruption Bureau (ACB); (4) Dismissal of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and other top Managers of the state-grain trader ADMARC implicated in the  scandal. The impact of this courageous campaign will go a long way is challenging organised corruption and related crimes,  and impunity among most powerful corrupt elites and their associates. To learn more, follow the following links: http://mwnation.com/court-deals-govt-blows/ http://www.times.mw/high-court-sustains-george-chapondas-suspension/ http://www.nyasatimes.com/malawi-court-extends-suspension-minister-chaponda-contempt-case-filed-attorney-general-removed-  respondent/ http://mwnation.com/ag-turns-to-supreme-court-on-maizegate/ http://www.times.mw/attorney-general-appeals-on-george-chaponda/ https://www.nyasatimes.com/ag-kaphale-argues-judge-chirwa-grievously-erred-law-suspending-chaponda-allowing-csos-judicial-  review-bid/ https://www.nyasatimes.com/chaponda-back-germany-chileka/ http://mwnation.com/csos-file-contempt-charges-against-chaponda/ https://www.scribd.com/document/339050218/Report-of-the-Commission-of-Inquiry-on-Matters-Surrounding-the-Procurement-of-Maize- by-Admarc-From-the-Republic-of-Zambia#from_embed   http://mwnation.com/parliament-report-damns-chaponda-admarc/   http://mwnation.com/chaponda-needs-to-be-investigated-admarc-leaders-disciplined-report/   http://mwnation.com/chaos-in-house-over-chaponda/ http://mwnation.com/fire-destroys-chapondas-office/ http://www.times.mw/anti-corruption-bureau-confiscates-k166-million-from-george-chaponda/ http://mwnation.com/acb-pounces-on-chaponda-admarc-officials/ http://mwnation.com/csos-to-demonstrate-against-apm-chaponda/   http://mwnation.com/csos-want-chaponda-arrested/   http://www.times.mw/george-chaponda-not-immune-at-parley/ http://www.times.mw/opposition-mps-boo-george-chaponda/ http://mwnation.com/breaking-news-apm-fires-chaponda/ http://www.times.mw/george-chaponda-fired-as-minister/  http://mwnation.com/mls-accuses-chaponda-of-nepotism/ CSO legal team at the Mzuzu High Court Challenging organised corruption - YAS Executive Director and other CSO leaders at Mzuzu High Court . YAS'S NEW HIV/AIDS  PROJECT TO TEST 900  PEOPLE IN VIPHYA  FOREST Under its Human Rights and  Democracy Programme, YAS  with grant support from the  American Government's.... YAS LEADS MALAWIAN CSOs IN THE GRAND-  CORRUPTION FIGHT -  "MAIZE-GATE" SCAM In its front-line combat against  corruption and impunity in  Malawi, from 2016, through  strategic public interest   litigation, YAS has.....