(This was sent via email on Monday evening 23 September 2013)
Dear Sirs /Madams
We will go straight to the point: according to the lead we are following and the information we are getting vis-à-vis the recent shooting of the Budget Director, Mr Paul Mphwiyo; you may have – directly or indirectly – played a role or could be just as interested as the Malawi general public (and tax-payers) to get to the bottom of the matter.
On the attached (which we will publish soon), is what our investigation has revealed this far.
Depending on the standing and role of your institution: i.e. State House, Malawi Government official(s), Security institutions, Development Partners, could you please revert refuting, or clarifying the issues on the attached to the best of your knowledge and based on facts please?
To: OPC/ State House /Ministry of Finance /Anti-Corruption Bureau:
While we are aware that there are on-going investigations which we would not to jeopardize, we are also conscious of the fact that if Malawi’s recent history is anything to go by; there is danger of a cover up; which will see the culprits protected, and the investigations/ cases not concluded.
Hence our quest for better and authoritative information to either put to rest the rumours and to persuade you, for once, to do the right thing by the laws of Malawi.
Be assured of one thing, we are with you every step.
To Development Partners:
Please confirm if the shooting of the Budget Director and the allegations of high level corruption indeed featured on the agenda in your recent meeting with Mrs Hawa Ndilowe the Chief Secretary.
If you can divulge what transpired (if not too confidential) and where your respective organizations stand on these disturbing reports and the apparent foot-dragging, we will be appreciative.
We could have as easily gone ahead to publish without bothering to cross-check as many citizens are doing via social media; but we decided that there is too much at stake, hence our opting to contact you.
We will therefore appreciate an honest, prompt and substantive responsive, free of any spin.
Should you want us to engage via telephone calls, please advise and we will arrange for a fully-fledged SKYPE conference where other media institutions can also benefit – from the horse’s mouth.
“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything” – Albert Einstein.
P.s. At the time of posting this only the British High Commission had responded saying they “believe consideration is being given to the issues you have raised.”
Up to now, we have heard not a word from State House, Office of President and Cabinet, Ministry of Finance, Anti-Corruption Bureau.
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