Chakwera, Joyce Banda dare DPP on K1 trillion corruption

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president, Lazarus Chakwera and formr president Joyce Banda  have challenged the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government to fight corruption decisively, accusing it of inaction to  the looting of public funds for the last five  under its watch amounting to K1 trillion.

Joyce Banda: Let the DPP hold another press conference and explain about what they are doing with the K1 trillion corruption scandals
Karonga supporters of the triple alliance of MCP, People’s Party (PP) and Freedom Party (FP)
Karonga supporters of the triple alliance of MCP, People’s Party (PP) and Freedom Party (FP)

The two political leaders said this during campaign meetings for the triple alliance MCP- Peoples Party and Freedom Party  at the lake shore and boarder district of Karonga.

Speaking at the jam parked Karonga Freedom Park, Banda said it should be incumbent upon government to address the corruption issue holistically.

She has since called upon government to investigate several cases whose files are just gathering dust on the shelves at the capital.

“I have questions to the Cabinet ministers who held a press briefing in Lilongwe. What is happening with the progress on the deaths of our children with albinism. Where are the autopsy results of late Luke Buleya, where is the market and who is buying the bones of our children?” wondered Banda.

She  continued:”We were told of a CCTV camera where it was said that I was seen receiving money from someone else at State House, we are still waiting for that footage, where is the CCTV?”

Banda asked the Cabinet ministers who held a news conference to say her warrant of arrent is valid  to invite the media again  to inform Malawians what they are doing with rapidly increasing cases of corruption in the country.

“With K3o0 billion, I arrested 72 people, how many people have been arrested following the K230  billion forensic audit report under the DPP?

“ People are forced to buy medicine and slinges at Karonga hospital, people are sleeping on empty stomach in our hospitals, yet, K16 billion went missing at Central Medical Stores Trust, when is government arresting the one who mismanaged the money?”.

She cited several other cases that include K53billion immigration uniformgate, K54 billion OPC scam, ADMARC K65 billion, K58 billion at ESCOM, Ministry of Agriculture K7billion, K16 billion  at TEVETA and the K414million  at Malawi embassies as cases that require investigations and another news conference.

MCP president Chakwera echoed Banda’s assertions saying some important jobs have costed government due to corruption.

He said some contractors provide substandard services because they connive with ruling party gurus.

“Look at the newly constructed Karonga-Songwe boarder road, in a space of less than 6 months, we have 123 potholes. This must stop,” said Chakwera.

Chakwera said money saved from corrupt activities will be used to provide effective public service.

“We will improve the economy, revamp the agriculture sector and achieve social economic transformation in a short period of time given mandate to rule the country,” said Chakwera.

Chakwera warned the governing DPP against using arrests to threaten the opposition ahead of the May 21 2019 polls, saying they are running scared of their own shadows.

“I dare tell them now that it is them in DPP and their cronies who should be running scared now of their own plunders of public resources,” he said.

Chakwera is campaigning in the Northern Region and has since pledged that once voted into power, his administration will improve the economic status of people in the region.

 

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YOSWA
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YOSWA

Some times I tend to wonder, much that am not a PPor Joyce Banda fan, but if she is really a criminal, why is the govt failing to arrest her? Just talking that she stole money is not enough and this time around accusing her without arrest is just making her more popular because even people in the village know that if someone is a thief he/she must be arrested and once we just talk and no action they they tend to wonder. Akuti anaba ndalama ndiye bwanji sakumumanga? atomuopa eti? So lets forget that accusing her now of theft… Read more »

Heavenly Being
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Heavenly Being

wise question

NYABINGHE WARRIOUR
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NYABINGHE WARRIOUR

MUKANDI CHILEWO YU ARE ABIG LIAR KARONGA IS MY HOME AND PPLE THERE THEY LIKE PP AND MCP AND IWAS THERE FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS AND ALOT OF PPLE ARE SAYING THEY ARE GOING TO VOTE FOR MCP

Mukandi Chilewo
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Mukandi Chilewo

Karonga Freedom Park is a very small space. Any daring politician who come to Karonga goes to the Community Ground or Baka CDSS Ground. Come on! Be realistic. They didn’t pull crowds to the venue. Both MCP and PP are not popular in Karonga, even thou there are some sporadic diehard supporters.

Anzelu ndi Anzelu
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Anzelu ndi Anzelu

Now MCP rallies are now a platform for Joyce Banda to defend herself? Is this what you call an electoral alliance or its just a corruption accomplice. Dr Chakwera achedwa nawo amayi awa. Instead of focusing on what MCP will do once in power, he is busy defending a common criminal who Cashgated state funds. MCP has been captured indeed. Alikuti a John Tembo kodi? MCP ya Kamuzu si iyi yanyasi ndi uve. Tizingokhalila kubhakila a Joyce Banda ngati ndimtsogoleli wa MCP?

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

Mr Chakwera don’t put yourself to shame by being a hypocrite. You are trying to fight corruption with one hand while shielding corruption with the other hand. To me I would take you seriously if you were asking the government on your alleged 1 trillion simultaneously with the JB about the plane. Where is our plane? Since you are on the same bed with Joyce Banda you therefore can easily question her. Why are you not silent on this? Shame on you hypocrite.

Roll Out ATI Now
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Roll Out ATI Now

VOTERANI UTM. Zinthu zisinthe. No corruption, decentralization of departments

Nyapapi
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Nyapapi

Chilima akanamupatsa u president wa DPP akanaulula zonsezi? UTM is DPP Side B. MCP motoooo!!!!!!!!!!

Truth Pains
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Tiyeni nawoni amayi , they must feel pain as well for stealing resources from Malawians this DPP administration.

Full of mbava zokhazokha, they failed even to arrest Karim with Mk2.7 Billion Police gate on his head and Batawalala with Mk54billion of Immigration gate as well on his head.
And the president of DPP Mk145million again on his pocket caught blank.

Kuchitekete
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Kuchitekete

More fire…. more fire… more fireeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!! Ndi Hi5 basi

Ntumbuka Mwenecho
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Ntumbuka Mwenecho

Let Abhiti Kazhigheti declare that she was not aware that the 22 vehicles Looteepo handed over to her when she was the accidental president of Malawi were bought from cashgate money. Kunena kwa ndithe ndithe chakwera anakwera joisi…kkkkkkkkkk

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

Arrested pipo and released.
Some are scot free.
Some promoted for being thieves .
So ndlama za ndege zili kutiko bakha iwe.
Seeking for sympathy.
Ukanafuna ukanama nga ose and throw the key away koma spared some poti mmamwela limodzi 4 pm tea
Lowerani ina nyimbo

Central
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Central

So since your dad is still in control of government security agencies i.e. the police, nib, and the army, what are you waiting for to effect the arrest warrant?

When JB was outside Malawi you said “wathawa!” This time around you say the warrant is “alive!” Bakha pamenepa nde ndi ndani? Its a shame to have people of your calibre in Malawi, people who think in the reverse gear! Angakhale wa sukulu ya kwacha akhoza kukuposani m’maganizidwe ndithudiiiiiiiiiiiii!!

Abiti Mchira
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Abiti Mchira

Koma inu this Bakha as Sidik Mia said makes me feel vomiting