6 cabinet ministers to face Malawi parliament over ‘grand corruption’

Malawi Parliament has set up a parliamentary inquiry to probe six cabinet ministers named in the plunder of K236 billion public resources between 2008 and 2014.

MP Kamlepo Kalua receives petition from CSOs led by Billy Mayaya – -(c) Abel Ikiloni, Mana

Kalua: Malawians will now know the rotten ministers(c) Abel Ikiloni, Mana

Vice chairman of the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Kamlepo Kalua said this in Lilongwe on Thursday when he received a petition from civil society organisations.

The civil society organisations marched from Area 18 to parliament building in Lilongwe to force the government open up to transparency and accountability and stop the culture of impunity.

Kalua told the protesters, led by veteran protest organiser, Billy Mayaya, that the special committee will meet next week to come out with modalities and procedures on how the hearings should go.

“Initially, they were seven cabinet ministers but the President has shown his will to fight corruption so one of them is not there,” said Kalua.

It was an indirect reference to George Chaponda whom President Peter Mutharika fired last week as Agriculture minister.

Kalua said each of the six rotten cabinet ministers would be called to answer the questions and Malawians will know them.

“This will be the chance for Malawians to know who these  rotten cabinet ministers are,” said Kalua.

President Mutharika initially said his government would not probe the seven ministers, describing it as witch hunting.

Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Samuel Tembenu  stunned the nation when he said the government has hired a foreign investigator to take up the matter.

Finance, Economic Planning and Development Minister Goodall Gondwehas set aside K500 million for the auditing of the K236 billion cashgate.

The protests went peacefully.

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12 thoughts on “6 cabinet ministers to face Malawi parliament over ‘grand corruption’”

  1. I.kenneth says:

    Wy Hatin Kamlepo Guys heee..more Fire Chwemwana Chwe.Kp It Up Hon. Kk Ur Our Voice.If Apm Failed 2 Manage Education Ministerial Position Wat About Managing Mbamva?Gud 4 Nothing Shameless Thing

  2. chimwemwe msuku says:

    vuto ndiwe chifukwa cha umbava wanu

  3. chimwemwe msuku says:

    mbava zodana ndi chilungamo

  4. If these 7 or 6 ministers were from oppositions, we could be hearing noises in public of political ralies, radio 1 and 2 news buletin and even political Government Malawi TV. They are all dum and quiete. If there were from oppositions, they could have all broght to court, and their names could have been announced already on MBC radios and TVM and ACB could even have echoed. Now putting another K500 million to investigate the same issue, is the waste of money and time. Yet the case is already in the previous audit report which was produced by the auditing team which the Government hired. Why another team now?

  5. Wolakwa Ndani says:

    The list was 7 Ministers then. It is actually 6 Ministers plus the President now. It is all the more reason why action was being taken. They are George Chaponda, Henry Mussa, Joseph Mwanaamveka, Goodall Gondwe, Bright Msaka, Kaliati and Peter Muthalika. To allow the process to start rolling, the noisy guys have excluded the big Kahuna.

  6. Major Pen says:

    Kamlepo has no facts only depend on hearsay, akangomva kanthu amangothamangira ku Radio osapanga independent research. Kamlepo kukhala kwake ask people akhala naye mu nkolokosa akumudziwa. I will not take kamlepo serious on seven Rotten ministers because we are half way of APM tenure of office the song is the same I will say in 2016 now I will expose 6 cabinet minister excluding chaponda, meaning chaponda corruption imene amanena kamlepo ndi ya maize?. mayesa mukuti 236 billion? Ndiye maize ikugwirizana?. Kamlepo amangodoja koma alibe ma facts and do not waste people time. You made to be on opposition shut your Rotten mouth. Lastly I beg you please uwapedzere Ana ako chochita.

  7. sazilala mbuno says:

    so millions set aside kufufuzila ma billions oti anadya akudziwika kale. pali nzeru yanji

  8. Richard Soko says:

    Hon Kaluwa
    Chonde look for a donor for the event to be publicised

  9. Jungwayungwa. says:

    These things neednot tobe sgeaking without action please do actions to show your vigorousy.

  10. MASO A NKHONO says:

    But it was said that the BAKER TILLY AUDIT report will be OUT IN TEN MONTHS




    1. Hoosen says:

      Dont tek malawians for granted. We r not stupid.how much u invested for dat called baker tilly? What happened next? Nothing. We did not see any one being in police custody. Now u want to hire another company to audit or investgate, l think its waste of arldy limited gvmnt resources. Evn if u you hire any company nothin z going to happen cos we knw arldy dat big bosses r involvd. Use dat 500m to purchase health facilities

  11. Nabetha says:

    Kamlepo ali ndi vuto limodzi lalikulu, BODZA. Uyu naye Menyani waphunzira kuyankhula bodza lankunkhuniza. Pompano timvanso kuti zimezi sizoona, akuluwa angodzipekera nkhani imeneyi.

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