Chihana insists on corrupt allegation of Tonse ministers: ‘They are soliciting bribes from Asian businesspersons’

Alliance for Democracy (Aford) Mzimba North legislator Yeremiah Chihana has insisted on his allegations he made that some Tonse Alliance government Cabinet members were soliciting bribes from some Malawian businesspersons of Asian descent.

Yeremiah Chihana: Claims some Tonse Alliance ministers are corrupt.

Chihana made the claims in the House that Tonse Alliance government is siphoning money through corruption.

He alleged that some powerful ministers were getting money from Asian purportedly to evade arrests.

During his 90-minute His Execellency’s Question (HEQs)  time session in the House on Thursday afternoon, President Lazarus Chakwera dared Chihana to ride with him on the convoy to show him the evidence.

But Chihana told Parliament on Friday that  s he had submitted evidence of corruption by the new administration to the office of the Speaker.

Speaker Catherine Gotani Hara denied receiving such evidence.

“My office has not received any documentation,” said Speaker Gotani Hara.

But Chihana insisted that he had delivered the documentation, saying he will resubmit new evidence.

“I will follow you to the office to deliver to you personally,” said Chihana.

Speaker said: “I will be waiting for those documentation immediately.”

After Friday’s session, several Malawi Congress Party (MCP) MPs said Chihana should provide the evidence in the House where he made his allegations other than at the office of the Speaker  or withdraw his accusations.

Rumphi East MP Kamlepo Kalua standing on a point of order said the lawmaker should not be stampeded on his allegations as he is immune to what he says in Parliament.

Chihana who insisted he had submitted the evidence to the Speaker’s office but later said more evidence had surfaced and would be tendered after its has been “notarized”.

“The documents needed authenticity and notarization,” he said.

Chihana has already ruffled feathers of his party which is in Tonse Alliance government.

Aford  issued a statement to fault  Chihana because he had found President Chakwera’s State of the Nation (Sona) wanting.   The party  has argued that as a member of the Tonse Alliance, its member cannot afford to criticise or correct the President.

Many opposition lawmakers on Friday shouted in sympathy to Chihana, who acted heroically by presenting a motion that eventually led to the holding of fresh presidential elections. All the other MPs cowardly sat back as  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was playing its delaying games.

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Chilima
Chilima
7 days ago

Speaker akung’amba just kept copies then present them next time withiut formal procedures

Vindere
Vindere
7 days ago

Why did he speak up before the documents were authenticated and notarized

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
7 days ago
Reply to  Vindere

What is your point? You want to suggest that these ministers are saints? Don’t rush to silence him. The best way is to listen to him & see what he is saying if it has substance rather than trying to silence him then just know that we will revert back to DPP era of mass corruption

Banda
Banda
8 days ago

May we wish that these allegations find fruit and any Minister past and present or MP is found using Government funds to fill their banks or found receiving bribes be arrested jailed and dismissed from Government forever.
The Country cannot carry on with such corruption that the Anti Corruption acts independantly and aggressively

tuntufye
tuntufye
8 days ago

Which part of democratic Malawi dont people understand. Let Chihana speak musamuletse munthu

Sikelo Gonani
Sikelo Gonani
7 days ago
Reply to  tuntufye

But if he is just making up things to just get attention he must be arrested and charged with trison

Zio ine
Zio ine
8 days ago

I know Chimwendo Banda visited Chinara, Mapeto and Faizal A boo. MIA also has been visiting these rich Indian including Gani . Once these Indians are arrested they will spill the beans but I know they will not. THE issue of Chisale and the cement issue will not go anywhere because Chonara gave over MK500m to Chimwendo Banda and Loza Mbilizi brother Lizani gave Mia money. I swear Chisale will be penalised on other cases not this cement deal.

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