Malawian researcher in law, anti-corruption, political governance and also a barrister of the middle temple Z. Allan Ntata will have his corruption and governance public lecture at Pacific hotel, city centre in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe on 18th August 2015 aired live on Dziko Radio.
According to a report on Malawi Newsnow, Ntata will during the event also launch a report of his independent corruption investigations.
His report is set to shed some additional light on the cash-gate scandal which rocked Malawi from 2009—2012 when the current ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was in charge of the country before it suddenly found itself without power when its leader, former Malawi President Bingu Wa Mutharika suddenly collapsed of cardiac arrest at Kamuzu State House in Lilongwe in 2012.
Ntata, who was also legal counsel to late President Bingu Wa Mutharika, is also expected to sell copies of his first book titled Trappings of Power: Political Leadership in Africa during the event.
According to Ntata, the Corruption Report “From a Looting to a Kill” is a follow up on his earlier report “Licence to Loot”.
“While as Licence to Loot looked at the corruption that occurred during the administration of Joyce Banda, “From a Looting to a Kill” analyses the period covered by the PwC report (2009-2014),” he told Nyasa Times recently.
“ I have had an opportunity to investigate Cashgate corruption in Malawi better and understand better how it worked, and what its cost has been over this period to the Malawian taxpayer. I also had the opportunity to review the evidence I had when I wrote Licence to Loot and clarify certain points that I made then,” he said.
“Most importantly, This new report is not just the story of what has happened during cashgate but a discussion of why cashgate happened, who were the main culprits, and what Malawians can do to influence change and justice given that the governments are failing or are uninterested in rectifying the loopholes because they benefit from them,” Ntata added.