Atupele demands Malawi jet sale proceeds report

United Democratic Front (UDF)2014 presidential candidate, Atupele Muluzi has demanded that government should explain how it has spent public funds realized from the sale of the presidential jet saying Malawians deserve to know.

The UDF leader made the demand when he addressed public rallies at Nathenje and Biwi triangle in Lilongwe on Sunday.

Atupele told thousands of enthusiastic supporters that gathered at both venues situated along the MI road that the UDF party will demand a report on the money from realized from  sale of the jet as well as money that donors have given to Malawi since last year.

He said that despite the fact that traditional donors resumed aid to Malawi upon change of the country’s administration the present government has not been open on how such funds are being used.

Atupele addressing crowds at Biwi in Lilongwe
Atupele addressing crowds at Biwi in Lilongwe

“Malawians need to know where all this money is going to. Government must give a report on the sale of the jet as well as other funds that have injected into the system by donors,” demanded Atupele amidst chants of disapproval of the current government by his supporters.

He said ordinary Malawians in both urban and rural areas are failing to access public services and yet billions of money from donors have been coming into the system from last year.

The Machinga North East MP said members of the UDF will demand nothing less that accountability of public funds during the current sitting of parliament.

” We are putting accountability of public funds especially the proceeds of the sale of Jet as our main agenda,” he said.

He said from reports flying all over especially in the media, it is clear that the current government has failed to look after public funds and that such a government cannot be allowed to continue.

” Malawians are very angry and as a leader I, Atupele will not just fold hands and watch. I will demand that his government must be open and transparent,” said Atupele.

He promised the gatherings that the UDF party is ready to govern the country because it has a clear agenda such as to implement devolution structures  so that ordinary Malawians are involved in decision making process for development in the country.

Atupele said devolution will seal all the loopholes to siphon money from the central government.

Atupele on whistle stop
Atupele on whistle stop
UDF supporters in Lilongwe who attended the whistle stop meeting
UDF supporters in Lilongwe who attended the whistle stop meeting

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