Crossroads Hotel beware! HRDC for blacklisting of corrupt companies, individuals: Citizens must boycott their services

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has said it would be imperative for government to blacklist companies and individuals who have been defrauding Malawians, in all sorts of manners, so that would-be offenders can be deterred.

Trapence:

In a statement issued Thursday, and signed by national coordinator, Gift Trapance, and regional chairpersons, HRDC said it was appalled that for years Malawians were being defrauded and yet nothing was being done about it.

“As HRDC, we take note of different companies and individuals that, for years, have been defrauding Malawians through building and growing their business empires through corrupt activities that continue to throw and trap millions of our people in dungeons of poverty,” reads the statement in part.

It adds: “Our shock is that, despite having terrible records of profiteering from corrupt activities, these companies and individuals continue to operate freely in this country, even making more profits through selling their products and services to the same poor Malawians they defrauding.”

HRDC has said it is equally depressed with the disturbing fact that “such companies and individuals when apprehended, they just shed off their old colours and tactfully return on the market either through  registering other companies or silently partnering with other companies.”

According to HRDC, the perpetrators of these nasty endeavors are bad actors for the economy and their continued operation means supporting their grand scheme of impoverishing Malawians.

Writes HRDC: “We are calling on government to start blacklisting companies and individuals who are constantly involved in corrupt activities to cease operating in the country both directly or indirectly.

“If government does not act accordingly, as proposed, HRDC will start mobilizing Malawians to stop supporting such companies and individuals through boycotting their products and services.”

The statement comes following carlion calls on social media for Malawians to boycott   Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe  following reports that Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has commenced investigations into alleged abuse of public funds to pay hotel bills for some guests whose mission in the country has remained hazy.

ACB director Reyneck Matemba said the bureau would investigate the matter which he observed had generated public interest.

The four foreign guests were booked at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe in July under the name Miguel Elias of Chitundu Distributors based in Blantyre.

The guests who are  still at the hotel, had booked suites worth $300 per night each for eight days before moving into rooms pegged at $90 per night for the rest of the days.

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Tonse
Tonse
7 months ago

I agree, blacklisting companies and individuals a way to go. HRDC must start with this so called CHITUNDU he is the epicentre of the whole movie.

Yonseyonse Sindyeka
Yonseyonse Sindyeka
7 months ago

Too late, isayamba ndi FDH, Transglobe ndi Zina za amwenyezi bwa??

Komanso, lisiyeni Boma likhale Boma. A Trapence ma Demo simutha, a Katundu ndi was zibangiribuja!!

Khima
Khima
7 months ago

Good way to take…tiyambile pa Pacific and Lido..tawatchula kwa zaka zambiri.

Thengoliotcha
Thengoliotcha
7 months ago

You have lost it HRDC guys. Why are you not talking about state house. Tikafuna kuchotsa mtengo pamalo paja timachotsa midzu yake. I can see that ukameza bazi zimavutadi kulankula koma osadanda likutsamwani pompano

Amigo
Amigo
7 months ago

A welcome move. Publicise all names of corrupt individuals and companies to shame them

The Knight Templar
The Knight Templar
7 months ago

This HRDC grouping must be checked. Its usurping political powers which are so unmandated and unchecked. The greatest danger is that they have political masters and will use whatever possible means to decoy attention of issues to the relevant people. Take for example this issue of K65mn. Why should they even try to mention Crossroads, why not focus on the MCP corrupt officials. They should fire those warning shots to their fellow MCP guys not Crossroads. Malawians are not silly.

Last edited 7 months ago by The Knight Templar
Jah
Jah
7 months ago

State House to blame here. Asiyeni amwenye sanalakwe

Bamusi
7 months ago

Good thinking Mr Trapense,

Malawian
7 months ago

Kodi Mtambo alipobe??? Just asking for a friend

Whiplash
Whiplash
7 months ago

why is elias Miguel or chitundu distributors not being boycotted or mentioned by trapence and his bodyguards? Why is it crossroads only ? Why not state house? Because the owner is of a different color from you.. Mr trapence eventually the international bodies that support you now will know your agenda that you are using your leverage hrdc to encite racial tensions towards an ethnic minority.oh the way why don’t you blacklist yourself and your other partner as you had a case to answer for corruption with the UN!

Last edited 7 months ago by Whiplash
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