Malawi’s Public Accounts Committee of Parliament (PAC) has finally been funded to scrutinise evidence that former president Bingu wa Mutharika has over K92 billion stashed in offshore accounts.
The late Mutharika is accused of getting 10 per cent of all government contracts offered to Mota Engil as kick backs, accusations the government denies.
Chairman of PAC Alekeni Menyani said the committee has a 16 day funding starting on October 12 to scrutinise the evidence.
“We will summon the director of the Anti Corruption Bureau, the director of Assets Declaration and the director of Public Prosecutions, among others,” he said.
Mzimba West MP Harry Mkandawire brought in the House in what he called evidence that the former president, who died suddenly of heart attack in 2012, had amassed huge sums of money through corruption and bribery and stashed billions of Kwacha in offshore accounts.
Mkandawire wanted the House to debate on the matter and resolve to bring back to Malawi the alleged loot.
However, Speaker Richard Msowoya told PAC to examine the evidence and report back to parliament when it meets in November.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :