Firebrand Rumphi east MP Kamlepo Kalua has been patting himself on the back for clinching a visiting lecturer job at one of the US top notch university, Yale.
The over the moon Kalua, who had just survived an impeachment as vice chair of Public Accounts Committee (PAC), said this shows how the international community respects him.
“This is not just an ordinary university, it is one of the best in the US, this is where President Peter Mutharika lectured,” he said.
He also said he will be a visiting lecturer at one of the universities in South Africa and Germany.
Asked how he felt to survive the impeachment on Monday, Kalua said those who wanted to impeach him did not have enough grounds.
Kalua was accused of speaking on behalf of PAC when the chair was available.
He was also accused of saying that PAC members and himself have names of seven cabinet ministers named in the so called K236 billion cashgate report.
Kalua said he turned down an offer for a doctorate degree on political leadership.
“They wanted to confer me on this free doctorate degree but I refused, these free doctorate degrees are just too much in Malawi,” he said.
Kalua made headlines in the transition period from single to multi-party democracy in the early 1990s through daring proclamations on Channel Africa in South Africa.
Of late he has has been accusing President Mutharika ro crackdown on corrupt gangasters in his government and not have selective prosecution on theft of public funds.
He said the foreign forensic auditors who conducted the audit submitted the names and files of those implicated to the Anti-Corruption Bureau and National Audit Office for action.
According to Kalua, if Mutharika fails to arrest “the thieves in his cabinet”, he should resign as he is not in control of the state affairs.
But Mutharika rubbished Kalua’s claims, saying he could not sack his ministers as he did not have the names.
Mutharika recently challenged Kalua to name and shame the corrupt ministers.
“This lawmaker should bring the names at Kamuzu Palace or he should shut up forever. I sent the Chief Secretary to the Auditor General to get the names and he came back saying there are no such names,” Mutharika said.
But Kalua hit back, charging that Mutharika could get the names from Anti-Corruption Bureau and National Audit Office.
“The President is not being honest…. It is a joke for the president to express ignorance on the names,” he said.
Kalua added: “Let him follow up with the auditor general because the auditor general said he submitted 13 files to the Anti-Corruption Bureau and out of those files, seven belonged to cabinet ministers.”
Outgoing British High Commissioner to Malawi, Michael Nevin, also bemoaned the higher levels of corruption in Malawi, exacerbated by a culture of impunity.
He told a local paper that the country’s rule of law could be permanently undermined by failure to bring to book those who break the law.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :