Groups demand ACB probe Chakwera over Lilongwe mansion, MCP funds

Some civil society organizations reported ly State funded  under the banners of Civil Society Forum for Democracy and Development (CFDD) and Civil Society Platform for Constructive Dialogue (CS-PCD) have called on the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to probe Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera over his under-construction multi million mansion in Lilongwe.

Nakoma addressing a news conference demanding probe for Chakwera

Chakwera mansion under construction

The groups have also demanded ACB to investigate Chakwera on a fleet of vehicles as well K80 million he allegedly diverted from the party’s account into his personal account.

The call comes barely  a day after Chakwera issued a stern warning that he will be forced to lead a mass protest against worsening corruption in government, and accused President Peter Mutharika of giving corrupt big wigs amnesty from corruption crackdown.

Speaking during a news conference on Sunday at Alendo Hotel in Blantyre the groupings argued that Chakwera who is Leader of Opposition in Parliament demonstrated double-standards as well as high level of hypocrisy for not disclosing the source of his money and wealth.

“While the Leader of Opposition is expected to lead his block in providing checks and balances as well as oversight on government operations, we have sadly noted that Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has himself not demonstrated integrity and accountability in a number of areas on which we hereby call for immediate probe and investigation,” said Oliver Nakoma who is chairperson for CS-PCD.

Nakoma, who was franked by Harry Mikuwa chairperson for CFDD , and other members said there was a need for Chakwera to be investigated by ACB on the sources of money he is using to construct  a multi million million 15 bedroom house in Area 6 in Lilongwe, arguing the anti-graft body did the same on Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa who was recently summoned by the Bureau over the donation he made in his constituency in Mulanje district in January this year.

He argued that based on information in their hands, Chakwera was abusing his party’s finances and private donations for personal projects.

“As a civil society, we demand accountability on the part of Chakwera to explain the source of the funds for such a mansion which is still under construction and we expect the final value of the mansion to be over K800 million upon completion.

“The mansion has also been constructed in a space of one year and this raises eyebrows considering other allegations that Dr. Chakwera diverted close to K80 million meant for his party to his personal account.”

Quizzed if they have evidence on the allegations against Chakwera, the CSOs argued that they have information in their possession to be shared with investigating authorities.

Asked about the timing of their demands, Nakoma argued that their call for Chakwera probe was not a hit-back at his recent attack on government, saying they were just fulfilling their role as civil society in calling for public leaders to be accountable.

The organizations also claimed Chakwera was abusing his role by personalizing party vehicles and called on Malawi revenue Authority (MRA) to investigate one of the vehicles currently being used by Chakwera’s daughter.

Meanwhile, the organizations have threatened to take it to the streets if ACB fails to probe Chakwera on the highlighted allegations.

Chakwera has threatened to call supporters onto the streets if President Mutharika will not meet the eight demands he has set as plan of action and that he immediately comes to Parliament in person to give a full report of the progress.

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32 thoughts on “Groups demand ACB probe Chakwera over Lilongwe mansion, MCP funds”

  1. Denis Kondani says:

    ???

  2. Phsyuta says:

    Go ahead CFDD. You have all the support from the masses. We need accountability at all levels of the society !!

    All the skeletons fro Reverend Chakwera’s cupboard must be uncovered !!

    The diaspora are also crying for their money, which Chakwera has robed.

  3. DOBO says:

    This clear indication of desperation of fools who can not differentiate issues of public interests where public finds are involved .By the way,the right people to question the Chakwera’s mansion are MCP members and Assembly of God Church if anything sensible to go by..By nature a creation has an ego vengance including human being. One day such egos come haunting you..The simple advice to you is to report Chekwera on behalf of MCP or the church to ACB or Police rather than making senseless noise which seems to be senseless propaganda achieving nothing at the end of day and on other side of coin making Chakwera more popular.Koma anthu inu ma plan anu simuwakoza bwino. You can not come up with such propaganda now.You have it at wrong time,wrong strategy and in a wrong manners resulting in being exposed too much.Any. way,money is money,better off.

  4. Vimabungwe mvitsiru….instead of demanding all these mulpractices by the givernment..ali busy kulimbana ndichakwera…for sure ACB must investigate the CSOs too..akupatsani ndalama a DPP to confuse us…mukapanda kutengapo gawo inuyo amabungwe pankhani yachimanga nafe as citizens tikutenga chiletso from you CSOs from stopping operating as you are a disgrace to the citizens and your actions crearly show that you are too political in discharging your duties that being a solution to the cry of Malawians! I have takem note of these CSOs and will get injunction that you get investigated and start discharging your duties until your proved clean….ndala zikubedwa m’bomazi mukudya nawo inu amabugwe…ndipo you are more BAD than Good …as Malawians bring robbed by the government you are shilding in your task as if you are blind will boot you out…which Malawians are you representing?Zamkutu! Take care and watchout, Mutha limodzi ndi Muthalika n Chaponda wanuyo…Tired of you CSOs and your selfish greedy regime…..Will meet in court….musamatikwane….mmene zinthu zavutilamu…winanso azitisokoneza instead of helping us protect the public funds….fodya eti!..To hell CSOs!!!!!

  5. Namualamba -Phalombe says:

    I believe as a country we need to be serious if we want to move forward. Party level issues are for the party members. It is up to MCP members to take Chakwera if there are any financial mismanagement and NOT these useless so-called CSOs. This level of stupidity demonstrated here will just make Chakwera more popular. They are really showing that he has cornered and strangled them. They are running short of breath!

  6. Kwankhwa says:

    Chakwera is a civil servant ,as he receives the Tax payers money ,so why are you afraid ? let him prove his innocence in the court of Law on how he build a mansion within a period of 2 years ,yet he is coming from a background of eating chopeleka chawanthu.

  7. Hoitty says:

    Hahahahahaaa this country is full of bozos hahahaha. If you see them talking on TV you will know they are pathetic tenant looking Lhomwes who can’t say anything sensible. Wakutumani ndani akupwetekesani alomwe inu. mwatutana kwa nyezerera mwati tidye zakuba za DPP? Amangidwanso nankhumwa wanuyo chifukwa ndi mbava. Dziko lonse la pansi anthu osazindikila ndii awa. What a shame. Mupitenso mukajambule ndata farm ndi mansion ya Goodall Gondwe mutiuze n[kuti ndi ma million angati ndipo afufuzidwe. Leave Chakwera alone. Ku MCP kukasowe ndalama muyesa kabwira mumantuma uja akanakhala chete ndi kukamwa kwake kuja?

  8. noma says:

    kkkkkkkk these guys are a disgrace sure. who pays for your show on this poorest TV in africa? so you are trying to divert peoples attention? kkkkkkkk u are a disgrace to the nation of Malawi you can go this far disgracing yourself kkkkkkkkkkk. what we know is that Chakwera is not entrusted with any public resources kkkkkkkk anthu openga inu mwaganiza bwanji? mzanu ali busy to oppose in parliament. at change of government tidzaona ngati timabungwe tanuto tidzapitilire ma cadet inu

  9. self centred says:

    For the first time kunva za cso alerted wa apawa watuma m ndani, kapena sakudziwa kuti chakwera is not a minister like others,and have they started speaking on behalf of MCP very pathetic the problem is when you forced to say something u end up landing onto a landmine mbava zikugwida, zomwe zikupangitsa amalawi kunva moto and you are talking of chakwera is chakwera involved in any dealings concerning government, he is there to check and collect not implementing ,go back and ask the one who sent you that mwatilakwisa misana yanu ndi ma bung we obera anthuwo

  10. ruth malikebu says:

    Let us not politicize the whole issue,i think this is for accountability sake,|Chakwera needs to pass this test if he wants to run for president,he is Leader of opposition and gets his salary from the tax that I am paying so we need to level the playing field .At the very same time MCP as leading opposition party also gets funding from govt just like DPP for their sustainability and operations ,so all these funds are subjected to audit as it is to do with tax ,

    1. Machiavelli says:

      Inu a malikebu takhalani chete ngati simuzitsatira. How can Chakwera steal government’s money? if its funding from the government, the MCP has a treasurer. Mwamva kuti a treasurer a MCP adandaulako zoti ndalama zinabedwa. Cant you see that this is propaganda?? Tikudziwa ndinu mlakho koma chonde gwiritsani ntchito umunthu wanu apa. These CSOs have been paid by the government to divert peoples attaention and to tarnish the image of potential political leaders. Where were these CSOs when real CSOs were fighting against the corrupt chaponda? Dont think we Malawians are stupid anymore. Zinthu zinasintha. Ndipo this chaponda need to be arrested as it happened with the likes of Sithole during cashgate, komanso ayimbidwe mlandu owotcha ofesi. Inu a DPP vomerezani kuti zanu zada. Munalowera pawindo, muchokanso chimodzimodzi ndipo musawononge mbiri ya anzanu.

  11. chabwera phiri says:

    A pathetic group of people. When will you people start loving your country and stop all this tribalistic thinking? A very pathetic way of hitting back! Are you trying to say that what Chaponda and the DPP are doing in plundering public resources is nothing and we should not say and do anything? Of course if there is evidence that Chakwera is abusing some funds then just probe him, I don’t think he has said no to any probe! Koma muzimvere chisoni!

  12. Apao Kugola says:

    Are MCP resources a public good? What kind of CSO is this? The issue of government mismanaging national resources is of public interest. So, combining national public matter with private party issues just shows how stupid most of the CSO guys are. Please, ask for wise advice before you mess up yourself in public like this. Chakwera and his MCP stories do not qualify into the public domain.

  13. Tapona Beza says:

    I am really amazed by these so called CSO’s who only attack an individual who isnt a government employee and not even a Minister like Chaponda. When all these guys were stealing Maize money where were you? Why havent you spoken of the shortage of drugs in the hospitals? going down of services in almost all government institutions. ndinu omvetsa chisoni. Malawi akuyaka uyu pano bwenzi mukunena za ma solutions osati kuyamba u detective ana a Dausi inu

    1. Dziwapo says:

      You mean Chakwera is not a govt employee?

  14. Mjcentral says:

    Irresponsible CSOs. I thought they had something “TANGIBLE” to offer to the nation. Do your homework thoroughly. You were a bore to watch on our tax payers TV station.

  15. ade says:

    I WATCHED THIS IDIOTS ON MBC TV. PATHETIC FELLOWS. LAST TIME THE GOVERNMENT USED CHEWA CHIEFS TO ATTACK CHAKWERA, NOW THE HAVE USED THESE IDIOTS TO FRAME CHAKWERA.

  16. sindi says:

    Tizinvera za ma cadet ife? Mukutisokosera mwanva? Demet.

  17. NAMANYEPWANAPWA says:

    Issue ya Chakwera’s mansion inayambika ndi Chidzanja Nkhoma so wake up Malawaians.

  18. Wandale says:

    Tialomwe ntchito kuba basi mitu ili osaganizako za nzeru dzikoli tingogawanadi we r tired of u guys abusing our taxes and talking rubbish. Ma Demo anuwo tikuswani makoffi anthu oyipa inu

  19. Samuel Lwara says:

    Nakoma, where are your friends who came to northern nyika republic during chaponda court hearing case? They were ten in total and how many of them have returned back to south Lomwe belt? Watch out mulophwana;!!! Take your steps carefully!!! just like Dausi.

    1. Imbwa says:

      Koma alomwedi ndi zitsiru zawanthu. When did you become MCP auditors. We are not fools. MCP resources are treated the MCP way and it is not you to complain on our behalf. Please take note that ife tilibe nazo ntchito the way Pitaala uses DPP money but govt resources because we contribute to that for the well-being of Malawi, not to be looted by DPP thugs. Nakoma you are a senseless cadet destroying the name of CSo’s. You will soon be buried together with your DPP. Chakwera can not be corrupted as he is not a govt policy or decision-maker

  20. Achimidzimidzi says:

    I am sure these CSOz are Lhomwe in thoughts. One of them is a democracy and development and the next one is forum for constructive dialogue however today they are MCP auditors. Unlimited scope of responsibilities . Lets hope they are properly hired otherwise they be fooled like Kapita, the CAMA man and courts will determine.

    Guys go we even Chakwera to be accountable

  21. Biggy says:

    It is obviously uninformed, undiplomatic, unwise, ignorance of a highest order and possibly foolishness to be used to betray the people of Malawi who pays taxes. I wish nkanakudziwani anthu opanda nzeru inu.

    1. Chakufwa Msowoya says:

      Achewa kutukwana, abale! Zoopyseza zokha-zokha. Kudzolowera za kudambwe basi. Mutati mwatenga boma, kaya? enafe timangilatu kubwelera ku Mzokoto kwathu basi. Old habits never die; Kamuzu style – kutukwana ndi kuopyseza.

  22. Zonse ndi Mbava says:

    Ntchito zambava ndi zimenezo. Nakoma, Mikuwa very familiar names from the Lomwe belt . They should be probed as well. Are they registered as Civil Society groups in Malawi and when were they registered. Who is funding them. Zija zimachitika nthawi ya Bingu zayambiraso. Is this any different from Chaponda’s attempt to bring Gondwe into the maizegate scandle. Akutumphyatumphya chifukwa chasapoti ya UDF. Wanena kale Lucius Banda ku Balaka. Federal System ndi bwino iyambike basi. Aliyense azikaba kwawo.Mbava za Chilomwe zachuluka. Boma la Malawi silingatukuke.

  23. Chidanti says:

    Zopusa basi. Ngati ndi umphawi pezani njira ina yopezera ndalama. titt for tat sikuthandizani.

  24. A useless propaganda by useless people, Nakoma and your fellow cowards, you should know dpp is a walking devil and the devil had never won any battle against the truth. Nakoma! You should know what you are doing now will haunt you very soon so you should be prepared. You may defend dpp to your best but you will be defeated very soon WHY? DPP WILL NEVER WIN THIS BATTLE. BLACKOUTS, NO CIVIL SERVANTS SALARIES, HIGH INFLATION, THIEVERLY, LIES, HUGE , JUST IMAGINE CIVIL SERVANTS NO FEBRUARY SALARIES BUT IN CHAPONDAS HOUSE MILLIONS OF KWACHAS? Another CARDIAC ARREST IS LOOMING AND UNAKOMAWO UTHERA PAMENEPA. DPP YAKUPUSITSANI A NAKOMA, JACK UP, THE WORLD IS CHANGING, ALL FOOLS AND COWARDS ARE EXPOSED.

  25. Bolero says:

    You really want to probe someone for just brick and mortar work, really! Wait until it is finished then you will know the extent to which the money was spent on it. Apa palibe nkhani. He is even struggling to finish it. Brick work cost nothing but the fittings.

  26. zaya says:

    DPP Cardets not cso

  27. Zomba Boy says:

    DPP is doing all it can to divert people’s attention from their corrupt acts to opposition. This Lomwe government deserves no sympathy at all, they are taking us for granted. What DPP is doing is like a father raping his own daughter who feels and thinks is safe in the hands of her parents. Stealing from the poor Malawians who voted them to power is a total rap and we’ve no confidence anymore in DPP leaders, thieves !!!!!

  28. Brown says:

    This is obviously a hit-back.Why can’t you guys take one step at atime? kkkk…Clueless CFDD’; Za maize gate zathera pati nanga kuti muyambeso kufufuza milando yina??. mxiiii. ….YOU CASTRATED BULLS!!.

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