Malawi Parliamentary committee to start scrutiny of evidence on Bingu billions, Mota Engil corruption

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.

Menyani: We will scrutinise

Menyani: We will scrutinise

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.

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HE the Life President Mfuti Kasinja?
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HE the Life President Mfuti Kasinja?

Ndalama sizigula moyo

OMEX70
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I said it and I will say it again. The battle against corruption will never be won in Malawi if L. Kondowe maintains his position as Director of ACB. Even if PAC summons him, on the matter, he can’t help us in anyway. He is just a bootlicker who was not supposed to hold that crucial position in the first place.

Central
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Menyani, if ACB under Cesar Kondowe is failing to track down issues within Malawi, what do you expect from them on this issue since Bingu’s money is alleged to be in various bank accounts and various countries? Mwasowa chotibomtetsa nacho nanunso musatitopetsepo apaaaaaaaaaaaa…………………….!! Seriously DPP has proved beyond reasonable doubt that it is now bigger and wiser than Malawi and no wonder it is doing whatever it so wishes……… palibe amene akumuopa, ambilinu mwangokhala agalu odziwa kuwuwa koma osaluma………. tisanamizanepo apa, and this is why Msonda (after noting that DPP has deep corruption roots) has just decided to join the… Read more »
Dick
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He is a coward legislature

wakwiya
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Everyone in Malawi know that Möta Engil is Muntharikas business. It is still like that. APM is in this business too. Its the way to get tax money or what I call stealing from poor people. Where have u seen One only One contractor having all contracts in a country? Bingu got a house in Portugal from Motal Engil. His children go and the house is in the name of Duwa. Bingu got a house from Paradin and Bingu used to get 20 % of Paradin money deposited Into Australian account. Möta Engil get money from Malawi government even go… Read more »
Achimidzimidzi
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Alekeni Menyani and PAC you will only eat our money. The fact that you will work with ACB director and director of Assets declaration shows why this exercise will fail.

After all, I know that you will never tell the nation whatever you will discover although you are using tax money. Ever since Alekeni Menyani became chair of PAC, what we hear is ‘summoning of people’ that’s all. No briefing of what transpired in the meeting.

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