Chakwera demands K92bn DPP-era cashgate crackdown: ‘No selective justice’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarous Chakwera has registered concerns on the slow progress of wheels of justice to the plunder of public money and want action on K92 billion DPP-era cashgate and about  K20 billion which grew wings from public coffers under People’s Party rule from April to September 2013, as was revealed by a forensic audit report by a British company, Baker Tilly.

Chakwera:  Expedite cases

Chakwera: Expedite cases

Chakwera, who is also leader of opposition, said at a news conference in Lilongwe that slow pace to concluding cashgate cases was worrying , saying the crackdown should reach to the genesis of cashgate, from the DPP –era.

“I acknowledge that a few cases relating to cashgate have been concluded in the courts. However as Malawi Congress Party and as representatives of no other interests than those of Malawians, we will accept nothing less than the swift prosecution of every suspect and the full recovery of every Kwacha stolen from tax payers and donors by those found guilty in a court of law,” Chakwera told reporters.

“It is sad in my view that Government’s efforts to address cashgate head on and root out its causes are not satisfactory. There is lack of urgency and the dilly-dallying tactics. It is almost as though government’s failure to deal decisively with all cash gate cases is deliberate,” said the opposition chief.

Continued Chakwera: “So let me put it plainly: If this Democratic Progressive Party led government does not push for urgent conclusion of all the cashgate cases and does not ensure the full recovery of the resources stolen thereby, Malawians will forever hold them responsible for the misery they are suffering.”

Chakwera slammed the Mutharika government of being reluctant in probing the K92 billion cashgate under the DPP rule.

“We notice unwillingness on the part of the government to deal with the pre-cashgate corruption which saw the missing of billions of Kwacha which is not fully probed. If the current government is serious in fighting corruption, they should also deal with these cases,” said the MCP president.

He said MCP is not interested in “selective justice that confines its inquiry to political opponents.”

Chakwera said his party demand that” justice be done for Malawians, and it should be done swiftly.”

Following the Cashgate revelations, donors withdrew aid and Malawi has been operating on a zero-aid budget, a situation that has caused misery to Malawians economically.

Chakwera pointed out: “. It is no secret that we are in urgent need of medicine for our hospitals, salary increments for our teachers, and improvements in the welfare of civil servants in general.”

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MBALUME
Guest

Mk92 billion is in their declared Assets

Tasaukanalo
Guest

Chakwera is very right, 92 billion kwacha is a big chunk as the compared to the money the govt is borrowing from IMF. I am surprised why Malawi is still the poorest country while political officials are pocketing themselves a lot of money at the same time poor people are dying in hospitals due to shortage of drugs. Shame on you esp. those against Chakwera’s decision. Those involved in cashgate scandals should return the money to Government so that the country should also shift to position ten of the poorest country. I rest my case!!!!!!!

gladwell phiri
Guest

chakwera at his level best, auze mbava zonse zimenezi

Maggie Lucius
Guest

Mhuu man of God…… go back to the Lords temple. Leave worldly affairs to the world

tikhala
Guest

But I think Chakwera is an “echo”. So far he has not come up with critisism that is his own- he just echoes what others have already said. He is a novice in politics and is learning but he must learn to be analytical and original. He is not reading the “word of God” that does not change – he is analysing a country that changes everyday. Sorry I like the guy but so far am not iumpressed.

Chimphamba Nedi
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ANTHU ENA NDINU ANTHU OMVETSA CHISONI KWAMBIRI. MUMADANA NDI CHILUNGAMO. NGATI KUTI MUMAWAMETA NDEVU NDINUYO. IF THE FOREIGN BANKS WOULD COME IN THE OPEN ABOUT SOME FOREIGN ACCOUNTS CLAIMED TO BE DORMANT OR SLEEPING/PART OF THE DECLARED ASSETS…ZOMWE ZIJA WAKAMBA TENTHANI ZIJA… MUDZAMVA KUTI ZINACHOKERA KUTI NDIPO ZINALOWA LITI MU BANK. KODI MUKUDZIWA KUTI NDALAMA ZA DICTATOR ABACHA ZIKUBWEZEDWA KU NIGERIA TSOPANO KUCHOKERA KU SWISS BANKS. KUNGOTI POTI PAMAKHALA ZINSINSI ZA BANK ACCOUNTS. KOMA NDALAMA ZATHU ZIDZABWEZEDWA NDITHU MUFUNE MUSAFUNE. CHAKWERA WOYEEE!!!!!

CHIPENYERE
Guest

Poor Malawians!Why tolerating corruption/cashgates? Chakwera needs our support! Starting with the Bakili Muluzi 1.7 billion, Dpp 92 billion,PP 20 billion cashpate, the Muhlakho/BEAM/NACgate and the many nasty cases should be dealt with in the interest of our nation and not political thieves

carseat
Guest

KOma za 92 billion zi inde ndi zofunika koma mwini film si anamwalira? nde whos going to answer on his behalf? JB was in power for 2 years bwanji sanayikoke nkhaniyi? reason is… amadziwa kuti zonse ndi zofera mu gear. Bingu died nde atayankhe mlandu umenewu ndani chifukwa we can not answer our brothers deeds. Tawunikanipo pamenepa baba chakwera…. nzeru mulibe eti

msungama mwale
Guest

infact 92 ndimene inayenera kuyamba kufufuzidwa…kaya chakwera anasiya mpingo zimenezo ndizake koma apa akukamba zoona…amene akuona ngti zopanda pake ndi agwape amene anapindura ndizokubazi…dpp 92 chipani cha anthu opanda mitu

Joseph sangita
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Chakwera is right.Malawians wants to know the truth.There is nothing like politically motivated apa.Kuzolowera kulemelera misonkho ya anthu apa.That 92 billion is wanted back by Malawians otherwise Pitala is not fit to be our president.He needs to resign to pave way for investigation.Muzayaka Moto mmalawi muno mukamapanga zopusa kubera thinking kuti ndi anthu ogona.It just takes a second to change things.Your crooked system has imposed unwanted misery to mass Malawi living in shameful poverty while you are swimming in billion loots.

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