Church and Society calls for Cashgaters to surrender looting proceeds and get amnesty

The Church and Society of the Church of Central African Presbytery (CCAP)Livingstonia Synod has asked government to consider allowing all individuals and companies who feel have a hand in plundering public resources to voluntarily surrender the proceeds to government.

Mkandawire: Calls for amenesty for looters who surrenders proceeds of Cashgate 

Speaking recently in an interview after making a presentation during a pre-budget consultation in Mzuzu, Executive Director for Church and Society of CCAP Livingstonia Synod, Moses Mkandawire proposed a time frame for individuals and firms to give back to government the stolen resources.

“We have on record that almost 30 per cent of the public resources are unaccounted for, which means there is theft and plunder of public resources.

“You can see that this figure is on the higher side. So, we ask government to give an amnesty say for a specific period for the swindlers to give back the resources freely before they are arrested and prosecuted as is the case in Zimbabwe,” Mkandawire said.

Secretary to Treasury, Ben Botolo assured the gathering that inputs and contributions made by various stakeholders would be considered for scrutiny and included in the 2018/19 budget.

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Mwananyanian
Mwananyanian
4 years ago

Kikiki Ndalama zache zoti abweze akazipeza kuti? The same thieves will steal to pay back what they stole in the first instance. And, we, so ignorant Malawians won’t even realise the same thieves have stolen, again, from right under our noses so to speak. Mr Mkandawire’s copy suggestion is a non-starter; there have to be serious consequences for the kind of blatant actions evidenced in Cashgate. Otherwise, there is nothing to deter future offenders. Repentance may be in the bible, but it is not part of modern justice. Our country is already a case study in criminology when it comes… Read more »

National Front for Protection of the Poor
National Front for Protection of the Poor
4 years ago

It is also alleged that 10-20% of looted public resources were offered to some churches as chakhumi. Can the churches return the loot. Cashgaters bought cars , furnished nyumba za abusa onyenga, bought iron sheets for some church houses. Azibusa ena akuvala masuti ndi nsapato zopatsidwa ndi akuba ndalama za boma. In fact there is a list of the Churches that benefited from looted public resources. Abusa odya zakuba usually occupy front seats at DPP political rallies, serve in boards of governors of parastatals. They lead prayers in political meetings. These too too should be held to account

MAGUFULI
MAGUFULI
4 years ago

DEAR CHURCH AND SOCIETY
PLEASE RESCUE THE PEOPLE
OF MALAWI BY WRITING A LETTER TO BUSHIRI REQUESTING/BEGGING HIM
TO COME AND GOVERN THE COUNTRY AS WAS THE CAUSE
WITH KAMUZU

THESE FIELD MARSHALS
WILL NOT TAKE US ANYWHERE

Ande
Ande
4 years ago

Well, may be CSO leaders and church leaders should hand over the loot from donors money and church offerings first. It’s hypocritical, the very people who have enriched themselves with cash, mansions and expensive cars at the expense of poor Malawians are the ones who loudly call out on corruption. Shame on you.

Watipa
Watipa
4 years ago

Houses at area ten first

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