Malawi MPs demand debate on K577 bn cashgate report

Opposition legislators on Wednesday pressurised Speaker Richard Msowoya to allow the House debate a K577 billion cashgate report after Finance minister Goodall Gondwe presented the government report.

Kabwila:  Ministers are deliberately running away from debate

Kabwila: Ministers are deliberately running away from debate

Gondwe presented a comprehensive report to parliament which contained, among others, replies to cashgate queries from the House.

After presenting the report, Speaker Msowoya told the House that according to standing orders, rules that govern the House, the legislators were only mandated to ask questions to Gondwe and no debate was entertained.

However the parliamentarians asked the speaker to waive the standing orders so that they could debate on the report which they said was of national importance.

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) spokeswoman and lawmaker Jessie Kabwila accused cabinet ministers of deliberately running away from debate on crucial issues that affect Malawians.

Leader of People’s Party in the House Uladi Mussa said the debate on the K577billion report would have enabled Malawians to know exactly what is happening on the issue.

However, Leader of the House Francis Kasaila said the K577 billion report is not yet out, saying the government would present it to the House as soon as it is out.

Speaker Msowoya curtailed the debate and business went on smoothly after what seemed to be a chaotic start.

Cashgate is the systematic looting of billions of kwacha in public funds through collaboration between businesses and government officials.

Currently, some government officials and businessperson are in prison and others are answering various charges relating to the looting of public funds.

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zon
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Failure to discuss this report is failure to win back donor support. Actually this money is what is holding donors back..but can’t say it in open.

Gona Pa Muhanya
Guest

The problems of this country began when we put Bingu Muthalika in power. Kamuzu Banda Bakili Muluzi and Joyce Banda loved Malawians. But the Muthalikas have brought problems to our country. They must be banished from Malawi. They are thieves

Ichocho
Guest

This better be sorted out.NOW

Mlomwe original
Guest

Mwati za mk577bn zinakhala bwanji?
Mukuti ndalama zonsezii anthu anagawana.
Wina andilongosere.
Ndalama zacbuluka izi asa!!!

desmond mshali
Guest

yes malawians wants to know about their billions of kwacha,zachamba ayi !!!!

Mapazi asiyana
Guest

Can Jessie substantiate her claims that ministers are deliberately running away from debate? Thought the house is guided by its Standing Orders?

The Patriot
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There is no secret under the sun, one day we will know the faces behind the 577bn MK cashgate scam, the murder of Chasowa and Njauju, and the July 20 massacres. As of now the fact is someone somewhere wants to suppress the truth. Ifetu olo ngati anthu zikuwakhuza amwalire or anamwalira tizayesesa mpaka nkhani zimenezi zizadziwike mitu yake. Mukuchenjera pano koma tsiku ndi limodzi a Malawi mudzawadziwa! Zibani, ziphani ndi thawi yanu. Mulungu akuona zonse ndipo adzakulangani, inuyo , ana anu ndi mtundu wanu!!! Twenty years from now anthu ena akuwononga dziko lathu ili adzakhala atafa ndi ukalamba, but… Read more »
No Laughing Matter
Guest

Why is everyone surprised Peter is protecting a brother pity the man is dead. Peter and Godwell came in as America’s expatriates. You could call them dead wood if you like. The country is on steep slope to no where. I hope these guys are able to sleep at night

Pamzuzu anthu akwiya
Guest

Zikoli analiononga ndi a dpp

Njalayamalamuchiuno
Guest

The sooner the details of the Mk577 billion are exposed the better for the country. It is in the interest of the patriotic citizens of Malawi and donors to know those public servants who are clear of these cashgate issues before we can proudly claim to have people of integrity in our system. Apparently,there seems to be no urgency on this matter on the side of the Government.

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