CSOs asks Malawi govt to have logical conclusion of Cashgate cases

Civil Society organisations trading under the umbrella of National Taskforce on Millennium Development Goals, on Thursday pressed Government to conclude all cashgate cases to win back donors confidence.

CSO's addressing reporters

CSO’s addressing reporters

Malawi fell out of grace from the donor community following the looting of K92Billion from 2009 to 2012 and K13.6Billion from 2012 to 2014. The gruesome theft left Malawi Government in bad books with the donor community.

But despite Baker Tilly forensic report giving full details of names involved in the looting, only few suspects have been convicted.

National coordinator of the taskforce, who is also programme manager for Council for Non Government organisation (Congoma) Simekinala Kaluzu, told reporters that the group is very disappointed with the pace which government is taking on the conclusion of the matter.

“What we are seeing is the dilly-dallying which is happening on the part of government side. We are asking government to conclude all cases because justice delayed is justice denied,” said Kaluzi.

Kaluzi was flanked by Godfrey Mkandawire, Victor Maulidi from NGO Gender Coordination Network and Robert Mkwezalamba of Human Rights Consultative Committee.

Mkwezalamba said donors cannot come back unless all overarching issues surrounding cashgate are thoroughly concluded.

The CSOs also announced that this year’s International Conference on financing for Development (FFD3) will be taking place in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia from 13 to 16 July, 2015.

The conference is set to focus on assessing the progress made in the implementation of the monetary Consensus and the Doha Declaration and identifying obstacles and constraints encountered in the achievement.

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5 thoughts on “CSOs asks Malawi govt to have logical conclusion of Cashgate cases”

  1. In Malawi it a different story munthu okuba people like Lutepo kumaitanidwa ku state house what does that mean. Who can trust government. The same government a point chief justice every one knows that Nyirenda is there just to reward him for the well job done on expense of Malawian

  2. mulopwana says:

    But in Malawi Presidents do interfere with judiciary,unless mr Alufeyo you are not from Malawi.Everyone knows how the courts behalves in relation to politics and corruption.Don’t be stupid………..zimatiwawa ife.

  3. Jelbin mk says:

    “government has prosecuted and let courts do their work” what a dull argument!!!! We have to blame the government be prosecutors are government employees and the director of public prosecution is appointed by the president and we have no doubt that the president has a say on how the prosecutors should do their work thus why we see people closely related or politically well connected do not face prosecutions unless there is a change of government. This is evidenced by the stalling of muluzi’s corruption case, Goodal Gondwe ‘s corruption case,Kaliati’s corruption case and many more because the prosecution doesn’t have interest in their cases. I also used to blame courts for stalled cases but courts di not conduct investigations for any case but the law enforcement agencies which hands over the evidence amassed to the public prosecution authority and the prosecution authority has the authority to or not to take any case to court and has the authority to withdraw any case at any time. Thus why we blaming government for cases delayed.

  4. Chimani. Game says:

    Comparing Malawi with the UK is an insult

  5. Alufeyo says:

    The pace is not dictated by the executive but by the courts. Why should Nevin expect APM to get involved in court cases that are moving at a snails pace. The problem with most of us is our failure to appreciate that the judiciary is independent and that prosecutors and defence lawyers dictate the pace. In UK Cameron doesnt influence courts pace and some cases take years to conclude. Govt has prosecuted let the courts do their work. If we want speed then ad a nation let us reintroduce traditional courts.

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