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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40 thoughts on “Malawi MPs demand debate on K577 bn cashgate report”

  1. zon says:

    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.

  2. Gona Pa Muhanya says:

    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

  3. Ichocho says:

    This better be sorted out.NOW

  4. Mlomwe original says:

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

  5. desmond mshali says:

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

  6. Mapazi asiyana says:

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

  7. The Patriot says:

    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 they should know kuti adzawasiya anzawo mumabvuto because justice will catch up with the remnants of the mafia.

  8. No Laughing Matter says:

    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

  9. Pamzuzu anthu akwiya says:

    Zikoli analiononga ndi a dpp

  10. Njalayamalamuchiuno says:

    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.

  11. peter mshali ku salima says:

    cashgate defines the injection of funds into private sector by govt for it to be vibrant,mps dont rush until report is out

  12. Ndata says:

    I am shoked at the way Malawians get carried away with party politics. When did the MK577B become less important? Is it because it concerns the blue party? Much as the timing for discussion as suggested by JKK Is misplaced but no sensible person would stand and say that this issue is not important. Let me school you now. The donors that you lazy cows are obsessed with have actually abandoned Malawi not only due to JB plunder but because they cannot trust the blue thing anymore. Have you wondered why the aged minister of finance seems to have lost direction and has always produced conflicting statements with the clueless president on donor money? I can assure you that as long as this MK577B is not tackled decisively this country is destined for destruction economically. Badall Gondwe or whatever you call him, knows about this. I have never lived in a time of hopelessness than this one. I hate the person who identified Peter as a presidential material because from me it was obvious that he was not a right man. You the blind followers know this pretty well. You might even be feeling the bigger pinch than me but because you like handclapping and boot licking you will continue singing songs of praise to HE MR CLUELESS.

  13. nyenyezi says:

    This MK577b is also an issue to malawians, we need to know who our hard earned monies sizobisanazo, kodi a malawi munakhala bwanji kuikira kumbuyo zazii? mukufuna akukondeni Pitala ndi boma lakelo chani? vuto ndi dyera mukufuna mumubise pitala ndi azinzake ndiye kenako azakuganizireni udindo za zii kugulitsa dziko anthu akumudzi akuvutika ndiye inu muziti chani, joyce banda mumafuna abwere coz of cashgate, ndiye awa ali momwemuno mukufuna asalongosole bwanji?

  14. Kavuluvulu says:

    Sapitwa naweso ndiwe woputsa.Are you encouraging theft of public funds ?

    1. wa ku Mitchesi kujaaaaa!!!! says:

      Please read and re-read “Sapitwa”. Nowhere does he condone theft or corruption; he’s just offering his understanding of procedures.

  15. Geoffrey kalusa says:

    cashgate inayamba ndiagalu inu a DPP koma simafuna chilungamo . Mapulani anu tinawadziwa kale mumabwera ndikuti ine iam already a Millioneer cholinga mutipomboneze.But one thing inknow god will reveal everything oneday .Take note that God is watching us from a distance.Pano mikuti mupanga retretchment ya ma civil servants okey koma just be ready to give the people their final dues. Magetsiso akukanikani anzanu anakonza bwionbwiono inu nkuonongaso anthu oipa inu shupiti!!!!!

  16. Mtundu wa Amalawi unakana mtumiki wa Mulungu Rev Dr Lazalus Chakwera ndipo sitinati tikhaula ndi Kwerekwere Pitala muthalika.

  17. Mafulufute says:

    What will the debate benefit us?

  18. SONG says:

    What is wrong with MPs leave them time for hiding is gone.

  19. SONG says:

    Alhomwe, you think you will run away from this no no no no please we will catch you as you are busy catching those other cashgaters.

    1. wa ku Mitchesi kujaaaaa!!!! says:

      So, this is a tribal issue, now? Seeing everything through tribal lenses? Pity you.

  20. mphatso says:

    Please lets talk about development issue like inflation, falling kwacha, bringing donors back going back in the past will not help us at all, so pelase behave maturely and lets tackle issue which are effecting us now

  21. Sinapondamtota Mbirithire Masiyafumbi says:

    Mbava za DPP izo Peter moya anaba ndalama za misonkho ya amalawi

  22. Tina says:

    Yes this must be debated any time to be put on the schedule everytime, until the effective outcome appears. Only mental person would think the opposition are wrong. I’m not DPP or Any Opposition but I am keen to follow this attentively. For the sake of excellent governing of country. We are shameful to the world. This must be improved. Do not rest until we find where is the money

  23. Che Ngana says:

    Kodi Kabwirayu Nthawi Yometa Amakhala Nayo??Mwinatu Likumuyabwa Ndi Tsitsi Mkuona Pena Mayankhulidwe Ake Sakulongosoka.

  24. Wanga ndi yemweyo says:

    Mr Speaker, Malawi does not only belong to those men and women that you sit with in your August house. She belongs to ALL OF US, and we want to know the truth about the K577bn. Standing Orders or no Standing Orders, we want to know where we stand. by the way, did you receive these so-called Standing Orders from heaven that they cannot be changed? (John 8:32). We are waiting.

  25. Wadyera says:

    Uladi Mussa is a Cashgater thief number one. He stole a lot of money using Subsidy coupons which he was getting from Ministry of Agriculture and employed some vendors in Kaasungu to get Fertilizers which he was selling in Zambia. Sometimes he could get a full carton with coupons and get them stamped as if fertilizer have been issued and later claim millions from DFID. Shame Uladi Mussa. As for Kabwira get this right, an audit query is not theft. It needs some officers to come forward and explain not the government. Stupid MPs

  26. Palikanthu says:

    If the missing/stolen K577 (Peter and Bingu) +92 (Bingu and Mulli) + 20 (Joyce and Khumbo) + 1.7 (Muluzi) billion was added to the current budget of the Ministry of Finance to run the GoM development agenda we would not be crying for donor money.

    So yes let us have a frank debate with action points which we the citizens/tax payers should be given power to monitor. Otherwise we should go on strike and stop remitting PAYE to government as it merely abuses our resources!

    Efficiency in fiduciary matters is just as important as ensuring MRA meets monthly revenue collection targets

  27. Sapitwa says:

    What kind of MPs do we have? Do you just debate an issue not on the list? Ukutu ndiye kufanana ndi kungodzuka osapesa manthongo ali thoo nkuma thamangira ku ofesi ngati wopenga. Did you realize that information bill is yet to go through more hurdles before it will pass? Cabinet wants all issues before the date the bill is passed to remain UN interrogated. This is where the bone of contention will be and depending on the numbers of the opposition, this bill may find itself being shifted from one place to another making it further delayed in the process. That’s where the challenge will come on 577.

  28. haward says:

    Chomwe ndawona anthu mumadana ndi chilungamo, a Dpp akudziwa zolakwa zawo ndipo anthu opanda chilungamo amenewa amafuna aziwoneka ngati angels koma tsiku likubwera muyaluka. Kodi simudazindikirebe kuti Mulungu amalanga ?

  29. The Most Concerned says:

    Zachamba basi eti! Why derailing important issues tht can benefit us here in the village? Kodi mesa we already hav ACB wholly mandated to handle such issues? Dnt play wt our Taxes in Parliament by tackling non developmental matters. Iwe Kabwira Undisamale! U hav no welfare of poor Malawians at heart coz suli pa banja! Ma looks nso ulibe! Nonsense MCP, nonsense Chakwera, nonsense Kabwira.

  30. YAKI says:

    Anthu inu you like taking advantage on things which you want to gain political mileage instead of concentrating on important issues which can help the nation on current problems . Do you really have issues from your constituences for discussion or you go to parliament empty headed? do not play politics in the parliament , Build the nation, if you want to turn parliament into a court we will deal with you accordingly. we need bills passed , solutions to hunger found , health and education problems sorted not politicking in parliament. dot smoke chamba when going into parliament

  31. Prince Edward rsa says:

    577billion or else no donor support bcoz others are claiming they are billionares,how come you are abillionare pumbwa ngati iwe.

  32. Ife sitikudabwa kuti nchifukwa chani APM ndi DPP sakufuna kufufuza nkhani za katangale olo kuti ikambidwe.
    Akudziwa kuti ndiwo anapindula kwambiri ndi katanagale ameneyu ndipo ayesetsa kuti achititse manyazi ngakhale kupha kumene aliyense emwe awoneke kuti ndiwokangalika pa nkhaniyi.
    DPP Yakonzeka kugwiitsa atolankhani opusa,mafumu opusa ,police,DPP youth cadet,NIB,MBC ndi mabungwe ena a boma . Koma chosangalatsa nchakuti pali mphanvu ina yomwe iwo a DPP sangakwanitse kuiletsa kapena kuipondeleza,ndipo zisintha . Zonse zidzafufuzidwa.
    Ndalama zomwe anabela anthu osauka zidzabwezedwa.

  33. The Analyst says:

    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    What debate are you calling for you Kabwira? Is cheering, jeering, name-calling, noise-making and causing havoc the same as debating? Am yet to see this parliament of monkeys learn what debate is!
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    Also, will the “debate” on the K577 bn tell us who benefited n how n by much? Coz this is the information that the common man needs and I don’t think your “debate” has the ability to uncover such mysteries. Also know that not much will change whether you debate the K577bn issue or not, as long as DPP is in power.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    Have just realised its good to know less or not know at all, sometimes. Its very disheartening n disturbing to learn that some some people who were involved in K20bn loot are being arrested, released, re-arrested and released even when evidence is allover that they are hardcore thieves.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    Just work hard so that you become govt.
    . . . Don’t overcelebrate your kill of the central region, move on to the south and make new kills.
    . . . Tame your loud mouth n stop careless talk n contradicting your president.
    . . . Tame your manners n become more of the Dr that you are n less of a savage that you are not.
    Maybe you may be given a benefit of a doubt n Malawi can see meaningful progress on K577 bn issue n other loot. Otherwise, debate or no debate, nothing will benefit the common man.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  34. Lloyd says:

    Malawians should know the truth and what’s going on they own home land

  35. George Kamanga says:

    Agalu a DPP muthawa mpaka liti? You will not run away from this evil which led many lives to the land of the dead before their time and many are still going there before their time.

    Your children, grandchildren, relatives and friends who have, are and will feast on the stolen K577 billion will never find peace at all. All who have, are and will feast on this (K577 billion) will be haunted day and night.

  36. malawi says:

    Noncense MCP MPs. Inu nde taluza nanu. Is that issue urgent now?? I thought its being handled.

  37. nangozo says:

    Jessie tinatopa nazo zonena zako.

  38. wa ku Mitchesi kujaaaaa!!!! says:

    Was Ms. Kabwila-Kapasula speaking in Parliament on behalf of the MCP Leader or that Party’s house Leader? Or is she just an attention seeker, who has never seen a microphone she doesn’t like? Moreover, was she not stripped of the position of Spokesperson? If not (yet), please oChakwera, do it soon. If you want to improve your Party’s chances in 2019.

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