Atupele to deal with cashgate ‘personally’ once voted as Malawi President

United Democratic Front (UDF) Presidential torchbearer for the May 20 tripartite elections, Atupele Muluzi has is once voted as Head of Stat , he will commit to “robustly” deal with issues of financial malfeasance in government.

Speaking during the third and final presidential debate held in Blantyre on Tuesday evening, the youthful presidential hopeful stressed that he will deal with cashgate and make sure that every Malawian is enjoying from the state coffers equally.

“I pledge that when we get into power, we will robustly deal with this issues of cash-gate, and will bring back what belongs to Malawi,” said Atupele.

Atupele: We will rover the money

Atupele: We will rover the money

He also spoke of ensuring that his government runs on integrity basis by promoting “transparency and accountability” according to the letter.

“UDF will engage the services of external auditors to work with the Office of the Auditor General to build capacity and bring the suspects of the cashgate.

“The public funds recovered will be used in the priority sectors like health. This will be done within the first hundred days of the UDF administration,” said Atupele.

In his concluding remarks during the debate, the former Minister of Economic and Development Planning said his government would empower Malawians economically by making sure that everyone should have basic necessities such as food and clothing.

He said during the debate that in UDF manifesto there is promotion of rural masses for them to have money in their pockets through championing them to do small scale business and irrigation farming.

The UDF presidential candidate also assured young men and women that his government would empower them to have economic freedom as highlighted under “inclusive growth” electoral pledge in the UDF manifesto.

Malawi’s 11 presidential candidates in the May 20 elections, except President Joyce Banda of People’s Party (PP) took part in the third and final debate.

The debate held at Victoria Hotel in Blantyre, attracted Atupele Muluzi of United Democratic Front (UDF) Peter Mutharika of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Davis Katsonga of Chipani Cha Pfuko (CCP),  George Nnensa who is leading the Tisintha Alliance, and Lazarus Chakwera of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

Others were People’s Progressive Movement (PPM) presidential candidate  Mark Katsonga, Kamuzu Chibambo of the People’s Transformation Party (Petra), Prof John Chisi of Umodzi Party (UP), Friday Jumbe of New Labour Party (NLP), James Nyondo of National Salvation Front (Nasaf) and Helen Singh of United Independent Party (UIP).

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