Cdedi accuses Chakwera of  ‘playing  hypocrite’ on transparency and accountability

The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) has accused President Lazarus Chakwera of playing hypocrites for failing to come out clear on how it spends government money on public events.

Chakwera:  Urged to run a  transparent  administration

CDEDI executive director Sylvester Namiwa, in a statement issued on Thursday, cites failure by Chakwera to disclose how much the government spent on the aborted July 6, 2020, Independence Celebrations and the expenses he and his entourage incurred on their recent foreign trips to Zambia, Zimbambwe, Tanzania and Mozambique.

During these trips, the President used a chartered plane, and was accompanied by a contingent of government officials as well as some civilians.

Namiwa emphasizes that disclosure of such information is critical in ensuring transparency and accountability, which the Tonse Alliance leadership promised during the campaign.

“The President should know that as long as he is occupying the State House, CDEDI and indeed all Malawians that mean well for this country will never get tired in demanding transparency and accountability from his Tonse Alliance government, on top of constant reminders to fulfill all his campaign promises made prior to the June 23, 2020 court sanctioned Fresh Presidential Elections. CDEDI, however, has noted with concern that President Chakwera is not coming out in the open to explain to Malawians on issues that are bordering on financial matters. Malawians may recall that the Tonse Alliance partners promised during their campaign trail that they would be transparent and accountable to Malawians on all financial matters, since they would be dealing with taxpayers’ money. CDEDI has evidence of video clips containing such campaign promises, including a consolidated Tonse Alliance manifesto,” reads the statement in part.

“Malawians may recall that the Tonse Alliance spoke so passionately against using chartered planes and getting on board the whole village of escorts on foreign trips, arguing that such tendencies left taxpayers bleeding. On the contrary, we have seen President Chakwera doing exactly what he spoke against,” reads the statement

The organisations believes that Chakwera is being hypocritical and is challenging him to update the nation on how different his administration is from the previous regime, in as far as issues of prudent use of public resources is concerned.

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Mulumuzana
Mulumuzana
7 months ago

Cdedi need to tred carefully in its business if they want to be trusted the way we trusted HRDC. The approach they are taking is just nothing coz they have not explained whether they wrote the government to furnish them with the needed information. It’s like they themselves are incompetent, as they are failing to utilize the access to information bill. Go as ask for the information and if they failed to give you the information, then come to us and guide us to seek transparency. Not this nonsense

Joni
Joni
7 months ago
Reply to  Mulumuzana

Correct, they are being militant for nothing!!!! Anavoteranso DPP amenewo…..muwonda, muwonatu!!!!!

mkwita
mkwita
7 months ago

Kodi mesa kuli access to information. ntchito yache ndiimeneyi.Kafunseni kuboma

ADA
ADA
7 months ago

Foolish organisation nthawi ya Peter munalikuti.

Noxy
7 months ago

The President must walk the talk and not talk the walk

Malembo Folo
Malembo Folo
7 months ago

Uchira aise

Moqtadar al Sadir
7 months ago

Cadet Namiwawa pa ntchito yokankha dozer D9 Caterpillar zaka five.

Gerlie
Gerlie
7 months ago

this cadet organisation is becoming a nuisance. Ironically, Namiwa did not make a mark as a Journalist. He was a dunderhead. There evil forces writing the stupid stuff for me and he is only appending his signature just to feed his family.

Bibo
Bibo
7 months ago

Where was this idiot Namiwa when his grandpa Peter Mutharika occupied state house and messed up everything and even failed to operationalize Access to Information bill with an intent to hide illegal financial activities? Did he at any time condemn DPP’s corruption practices or remedify its syetemic corruption syndrome? President Chakwera does not need to listen to a fool like Sylvester Namiwa in order to prove his servant leadership to Malawians, and after all, Malawians have enormous trust in his leadership but lost it in Peter Mutharika. Looks like Namiwa ideolizes Peter Mutharika who has never been in his mirror… Read more »

mtete
mtete
7 months ago

Meaning you have tried and failed to get the information you want from State House Administration or Ministry of Foreign Affairs or you just want to embarrass Chakwera?

DR. LOVE
DR. LOVE
7 months ago

This is the same person who was in the forefront raising hell for the previous government as if he was an angel. It has already shown in the few months he has been at the helm that he is resolute to eat our taxes, bones inclusive. Unfortunately, those loud mouth CSOs have chosen to hibernate in their cocoons due to partisanship. What we are seeing is no different from what PP and its leadership was doing. Travelling when it is not necessary means nothing, no time to spend in an office. How can a head of state confidently encourage foreign… Read more »

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