Cdedi accuses Chakwera, Speaker of paralysing parliamentary committee meetings to dodge accountability on K6.2bn loot

The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (Cdedi) has accused President Lazarus Chakwera and Speaker of the National Assembly, Catherine Gotani-Hara, of paralysing parliamentary committee meetings to dodge questions on the K6.2 billion Covid-19 response funds, which is feared to have been looted.

Namiwa: This is an attempt to cover up the abuse of the Covid-19 funds.

CdediI executive director Sylvester Namiwa claims that their independent investigations revealed that Gotani-Hara got  instructions from Chakwera to ensure that parliament is not functional during  this time, in an attempt to cover up the abuse of the Covid-19 funds.

“Cdedi  has noted with disappointment on the conduct by the State President Dr. Lazarus

Chakwera and the Speaker of the National Assembly Hon. Catherine Gotani- Hara who seem to have conspired to paralyse the parliamentary committee  meetings on the pretext of the Covid-19 preventive measures. Our expectation was that the parliamentary committees such as those on Health,  Budget and Finance, Public Accounts Committee and the Welfare Committee,  were supposed to be meet to discuss the MK6.2 billion which has mysteriously  grown wings at the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA),” Namiwa says in a statement made available to Nyasa Times.

Namiwa alleges that Chakwera and Gotani-Hara  have prioritized the meetings for the Public Appointments Committee (PAC) of  parliament, solely to discuss the firing of the two Commissioners for the Malawi  Electoral Commission (MEC) and the appointment of the Director General (DG)  for the Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA).

He has challenged Gotani-Hara to consider taking advantage of  innovations in the world of technology to ensure that such committees, or better  still the whole national assembly resumes its meetings virtually.

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Roger Milla
Roger Milla
1 month ago

Kodi who funds this idiot Namiwa?
Ati he conducted investigations. Just wasting your time.

Dude literally has a briefcase NGO

Mabvuto
Mabvuto
2 months ago

A CDEDI IWE NAMIWA TIKUDIKIRA MAU PA NKHANI YA NAKHUMWA PAJA UMATI UCHITAPO KATHU PA KATANGALE WA K6.2 BILLION PANO UJA AMAKUTUMA UJA ALI MGULU ,UTICHANI

McBeth Msiyaludzu
2 months ago

Will the President this time round go to Parliament to answer MPs questions? I doubt and Covid will be the excuse when at the same time the same Government has reopened schools.

Nyekhwe the Nyex
Nyekhwe the Nyex
2 months ago

Ayankhe basi. Ndalama adagawana ku Mcp

Kaka
Kaka
2 months ago

Bodza ili.
Parliament is meeting from Monday.
Chakwera awopa chiani ngati ndi controlling officer?

Wakwiya ndi kadeti
2 months ago

Namiwa you should know that Chakwera has nothing to do with Parliament. We know whom you speak for. Whoever listens to is a halfwit like you.

Matambiko
Matambiko
2 months ago

Mr Namiwa what the nation needs is a forensic audit investigation and not a talking shop of allowance-hungry parliamentarians. Parliamentary committee meetings will be unnecessary drain on the already scarce resources as they’re just too good at talking. The President has called for a forensic investigation. Let’s wait for the results of that investigation.

Mulopwana
2 months ago

Wa DPP iwe.

Matambiko
Matambiko
2 months ago
Reply to  Mulopwana

Mwinatu Chizunguchi chakupitani?

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