Mutharika takes on Malawi pollster over financial abuse

Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday surprised Malawi Electoral Commissioners when he dressed them down over mismanagement of K1.6 billion at the pollster.

President Peter Mutharika, speaks after receiving a report from MEC as MEC Chairman, Justice Maxon Mbendera AC, listens at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe-(c) Abel Ikiloni, Mana

President Peter Mutharika, speaks after receiving a report from MEC as MEC Chairman, Justice Maxon Mbendera AC, listens at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe-(c) Abel Ikiloni, Mana

Mutharika, who did not mince words during the audience with the commissioners over the mismanagement of the money, said the pollster needs to be transparent over the way it deals with the matter to restore public confidence.

“It is important that independence and accountability go hand in hand,” said Mutharika.

He said it was imperative that men and women who have final say in a national election should not have “questioned credibility.”

This is the first time that the President has commented on the issue since auditors raised the issue.

The audit report had accused MEC commissioners and staff of pocketing allowances and not undertaking the trips.

Maxon Mbendera, chairman of MEC maintained there was no mismanagement of money at MEC as raised by auditors.

He said MEC responded to each and every query raised by the auditors and the responses are on MEC website- www.mec.org.mw

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Please share this Article if you like Email This Post Email This Post

More From Nyasatimes

More From the World

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
blackmagic money
Guest
blackmagic money
8 months 14 days ago

Pot calling kettle black

Chibisa
Guest
8 months 14 days ago

Mr president action speaks louder than words. If money was misused fire them and others will know that u are serious. But it seems u are in the same boat. There is nothing you can do or u can not do anything because u are not in charge.

amuna
Guest
amuna
8 months 14 days ago

what mbendera is saying is that the AUDITORS are incompetent.

Eddy Gomez
Guest
8 months 14 days ago

Zochitika Pa Malawi.

EL CHAPO
Guest
EL CHAPO
8 months 15 days ago

Thieves pointing fingers at each other. Ziliko liko Ku Malawi.

Mcmillan Nsonkho
Guest
Mcmillan Nsonkho
8 months 15 days ago

Public funds stil wasted.. Lord have mercy

Dwambazi
Guest
Dwambazi
8 months 15 days ago

Nanga MK577m.

mistus
Guest
mistus
8 months 15 days ago

pepani amalawi

Nankununkha sadzimva
Guest
Nankununkha sadzimva
8 months 15 days ago

This appears to be the first presidential decidecision ever made since assuming office. Of course I do take it with reservation because this can of those tactics to bluff us. Never trust DPP.

Chakufwa Chihana's compatriot.
Guest
Chakufwa Chihana's compatriot.
8 months 15 days ago

How about doing what you preach Peter Mutharika? Can you please be transparent about the billions of Kwachas that you and your brother Bingu stole from Malawians? Stop diverting attention. The donors are pointing fingers at you.

wpDiscuz