ACB challenges pro-govt activists over Chakwera probe calls

Graft busting body, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has challenged pro-government civil society leaders to bring evidence that incriminate Leader of Opposition Lazarus Chakwera in corruption and theft charges.

Nakoma addressing a news conference demanding probe for Chakwera

ACB spokesperson Egritta Ndala said this in response to Civil Society Platform of Constructive Dialogue leader Oliver Nakoma who has been parading on state controlled Malawi Broadcasting Corporation, asking the bureau to probe where Chakwera got K600 million to construct his luxurious Lilongwe Area 6 residence.

Nakoma said the ACB should unmask the source of the money Chakwera is using to build his house.

He said this after Chakwera put pressure on President Peter Mutharika to order the arrest of the Head of State’s most close ally George Chaponda over suspicious deals in the procurement of maize from Zambia.

However, Ndala said ACB does not act in vacuum.

“They (CSOs) need to bring evidence, they need to lodge an official complaint,” she said.

Nakoma said the statement his organisation issues last week is enough formal complaint to move the ACB start its investigations.

Chakwera said he is ready and open for any investigation and he would cooperate with state investigators should they think of probing him.

Nakoma is one of the pro-government CSO leaders who get direct funding from Kamuzu Palace.

His Civil Society Platform of Constructive Dialogue has no project activities for people at grassroot but acts as government mouth piece.

President Mutharika has appointed him board member of a parastatal.

He enjoys a 24 hour free air time on MBC which he uses to attack the opposition especially Chakwera and back government mediocrity.

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5 years ago

Foolish Nakoma and his useless brief case organization should know that they are fooling themselves. They will be used like a condom and will be dumped.

5 years ago

Is it a crime to build a house? So when time comes for me to build a house ACB shall be called for to be on my tail. People take a lot of years putting together their meager resources to build their dream houses. How come should an implementation of such a plan call for a probe. In my case, a plan to build began about 5 years ago and I see myself finally implementing it in the next five years. I am buying the non perishables and safely keeping them one by one from my meager salary. I know… Read more »

5 years ago

Koma anthu amenewa amadziwa kyti kuno ndi kunja.What you do today,one day in future ,far or near follow you in one way or the other. Things changes and times changes.Watch your month

5 years ago

Anakoma nda chitsilu..nzeluso nzochepa nkona matamula amakupatsa ma supplementary

Dum Magulajena.
Dum Magulajena.
5 years ago

A thumb up means ‘it oky.’ after investgating Chakwera makesure the president and his entire cabnet be investgated on Mk236billion. Otherwise you also need to be investgated.

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