Malawi Aids Commission under fire in parliament over ‘donations’

Parliament has described the National Aids Commission (NAC) funding to three partisan organisations, including the First Lady’s Beautify Malawi (Beam) as illegal and has since asked for audited accounts of the state controlled HIV and AIDS management body.

Members in parliament

Members in parliament

Chair of the parliamentary committee on HIV and AIDS Davies Gumba Banda said there were many unanswered questions as to why NAC decided to fund Beam owned by Gertrude Mutharika, Mulhako wa Alhomwe and the National Intelligence Bureau which is accused of having its allegiance to the Democratic Progressive Party than to than to the State.

Gumba Phiri, who is also MP for Mchinji South West, said the money was given out in 2014 when NAC splashed out K43m to NIB, K5m to BEAM and K9m to Mulhako wa Alhomwe.

He said NAC’s acting executive director Davie Kalomba denied any wrong doing, saying it was part of his organisation’s mandate to disseminate information on HIV and AIDS.

The MP said this response did not convince the committee who in turn asked to examine the NAC accounts book.

Gumba Phiri also said a Bill that will seek to punish anyone who deliberately infects another person with HIV and AIDS is currently with the cabinet for scrutiny.

He was hopeful that the HIV and AIDS management Bill will be tabled in parliament in February and that the bill also seeks to make ARTs absolutely free so than any patient can access the life prolonging medical drug.

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12 thoughts on “Malawi Aids Commission under fire in parliament over ‘donations’”

  1. Alex Likoswe says:

    It all started with Joyce and her home boy Bisika. Zomba thieves and mafiaso

  2. Meja says:

    Sapitwa you are a blind loyalist, you suffer from an overdose of god-worshipping Peter Mutharika

  3. Chingwe cha mbuzi says:

    Nkhani ya NAC lero? Kambani zanjeru bambo. Anthu akufuna kudziwa za FISH, MALATA SUBSIDY ndi zina zotero. Anthunso afuna kudziwa kuti ndichifukwa chiyani a Kongelesi amafuna kupha mwana wa Baba Tembo Portphar Chidaya?

  4. Kenkkk says:

    Watch, these dpp thugs have already started misusing and stealing nac money in the ministry of Health. That is the reason they put this new health minister there as soon as global fund decided to dump nac. You know who seems to follow global funds everywhere they go.

  5. Mbwiye says:

    KODI PALIBE NKHANI ZINA ZASOPANO ZOKONZERA DZIKO LATHU? NKHANIYI INAYAMBA KALEKALE NEILL A OPPOSITION NDI MA CSO MUNAPITA KU MA DONORS KUTI ASAZATITHANDIZENSO PANO POMWE MWAONA KUTI MWALEPHERA NDIPO MA DONORS ATIPASA NDALAMA ZA HIV NDIYE MUKUYIKUMBUSA NKHANIYI. INU MBUTUMA OSATHANDIZA BWANJI A ECAMA OMWE AKUKAMBILANA ZA ECONOMICS YA MALAWI KU MANGOCHI KUTI DZIKO LA MALAWI LICHOKE MU UMPHAWI.

  6. pathako says:

    NAC inatha. kudyera mitembo basi. shame

  7. KELTON SOMANJE says:

    NAC is still having balances with CBOS .Ask them if they willsquare these balances.Nac is not wishing Malawians good and health lives.They are taking Malawians for aride.

  8. KELTON SOMANJE says:

    NAC is still having balances with CBOS .Ask them if they square these balances.Nac is not wishing Malawians good and health lives.They are taking Malawians for aride.

  9. zonse says:

    Wina ndi Pike Mtumbuka ndi Phillip Chilemba akubisa audit report yolongosola zonse.

  10. Sapitwa says:

    When this issue happened in 2014, there was a parliament sitting afterwards and was intensively discussed. Please MP, focus in issues critical now especially in your home district where people are smuggling goods from Zambia: cegeratte, cement etc all coming without Duty.

  11. peter muthanyula says:

    Deus Gumba used to work for NAC. He knows the inside story better. NAC has become a cash-cow for politicians. Bolanso nthawi ya Dr. Kalua, Dr. Biswick Mwale and the first few years of Dr. Thomas Bisika. NAC was the real deal in those days. Osati za masanje zikuchitika masiku ano izi ayi.

  12. Fenali A L says:

    Kalomba Tudzi tako

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