Malawians should rise up against public theft –Nnesa

A politician and an academician have said theft of public money at Capital Hill, the seat of government in Lilongwe, will continue in different forms of ‘cashgate’ unless Malawians rise up and make protests to send a strong message to the government to take stern action against the culprits.

Nnesa: This government has tainted hands when it comes to cashgate

Nnesa: This government has tainted hands when it comes to cashgate

George Nnesa of Mafunde party said the problem is that Malawians have taken an attitude of ‘we don’t care’ because it is government money.

“Malawians seem not to care much because they think this is the government money. They forget this is their own money; this is tax payers’ money. They need to wake up and make demonstrations to show they are not happy with what is happening with their money at Capital Hill,” said Nnesa.

He said the government seems not to care as well because the former president Bingu wa Mutharika is connected to K92 billion theft of the public money while the Democratic Progressive Party –led government is alleged to be part that swindled K577 billion.

His comment come barely weeks after K2.5 billion meant to fight HIV and AIDS was stolen at the Ministry of Health.

The ministry of Agriculture has also lost huge sums of money to thieving civil servants.

“We can go on the streets to force government as we did in 2011,” said Nnesa of Capital Radio’s Daybreak Malawi program.

“We knew the weakness of DPP and we voted them back in power. Don’t expect anything to change with the tainted hands,” Nnesa added.

 

He also called for reforming the judiciary to speed up the wheels of justice.

 

 

Chancellor College professor Wiseman Chijere Chirwa said it was sad that Malawians have now taken as normal the stealing of public money.

He said the problem is that culprits do not get stiff punishment to deter others from stealing.

Wiseman Chijere said Malawi needs political revolutions to usher in “new faces” to serve the nation.

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Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
4 months 10 days ago
For sure,Malawi has become a beast incarnet State in Africa,in other ways,it is indisputably Africa’s top CORRUPT STATE with no rival elsewhere.Officially,the both satanic Muthalikas run what is known as KLEPTOCRATIC REGIMES in the world.And these two people came into power with a planed agenda which we saw on both of them.Candidly Malawians,these two rogues were here to harvest what they did not plant.You heard Peter in New York some few months ago saying that he had no time for poor Malawians after all,he claimed that he is rich and that he had a FAT BANK ACCOUNT ABROAD.Surprisingly,Malawians as usual,remained… Read more »
Joe
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Joe
4 months 10 days ago

Lets not let our tax money meant for development of our country be stolen by selfish individuals. Malawians, lets rise up and demonstrate against it.

mama
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mama
4 months 11 days ago

What surprises me is that even those involved in the recent theft in Ethiopia have not been arrested but just suspended. Are we serious?

Antchona
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Antchona
4 months 11 days ago

Introduce death penalty for stealing public money. All will stop DPP cannot persue cash gate with vigour because their own are involved. They are thieves, so what do you expect? Send to jail their own? That is why they can’t even persue the PP coz they know they were in bed with them before they broke ranks

Ngalamayi
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Ngalamayi
4 months 11 days ago

Wise and true words from Nnesa. Until corruption, embezzlement are dealt with, prevented, and until Malawians stop worshipping their leaders and look more critically at what they do, allow to be done, Malawi will remain a poor country. The lesson citizens are taught daily is that unless you are in a position to steal (and then you should do it because your chances of being caught are small), you will remain poor, governed by those who don’t care.

Bob Chiswe
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Bob Chiswe
4 months 11 days ago

The Government does not seem to care because the main players behind the thefts are ultimate senior civil servants with close criminal relationships with senior politicians. Nobody wants to pursue the thefts because everybody is afraid and not sure who is involved. It is similar to the political fears of Kamuzu time when one could not talk ill of Kamuzu before anybody because they could be talking to Kamuzu spy

Jahan
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Jahan
4 months 11 days ago

Totally agree. Malawians are just a certain type of human beings that can never be understood. Imagine APM standing on the pulpit preaching that he has forced the treasury to pay for all students who were forced out of colleges due to gvt’s lack of funds, and what did Malawians say? Thank you Mr President! Can you believe that? Their own money, but someone is being thanked for it as if he used his own cash! Yet the gvt said it did not have the money to start with. We do not question all that!! Really sad!

Nyovinyovi
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Nyovinyovi
4 months 11 days ago

We Malawians are very passive,stupid and sleepy. Our money is being stolen every day but tili ngwindi ngati tikumetedwa in barbershop.

Chindere
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Chindere
4 months 11 days ago

No 3 statements like the ones you are making are the very essence of what Mnesa is preaching against. Casual attitude to asking for accountability from citizens. Attitude yoteleyo will result in country continuing being the poorest in the world whilst all money being stolen by its leaders. Shame on you. Think broadly and with patriotism and not a blue and cadet mind

pido
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4 months 11 days ago

PAC mesa inu nomwe a DPP mudainena kuti its a rude organization. Pamafunika strike ya dziko lonse kuti iz zichepe. Those stealing in government are connected to ruling party

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