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.
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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :