Malawi’s governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is at it again, involved in another public resources abuse after the party grabbed a Hino truck registration number MG 697AJ belonging to Nkhotakota District Hospital to ferry Youth Cadets.
Nyasa Times understands that DPP grabbed the truck on Friday and was used by DPP Cadets to travel to Lilongwe to see off President Peter Mutharika who was going to the United States of America to attend the 72nd United Nations General Assembly.
DPP secretary general Greselder Jeffrey, who is also Member of Parliament for Nkhotakota South, said she see nothing wrong for the vehicle to be used by people.
“So people should not be wearing DPP colours when they are in government vehicles? Don’t politicise everything,” she said.
Wa Jeffrey said it is wrong to conclude that the DPP Cadets were going on political errand, saying “maybe they were going to a funeral.”
However, Nkhotakota District Hospital public relations officer Samson Mfuyeni confirmed the truck under Ministry of Health currently assigned to the hospital was taken by DPP to ferry its members to Lilongwe.
DPP is already under fire from civil society organisations to pay back all the money parastatals and other government agencies gave it during its fundraising event called Blue Night recently in Lilongwe.
But chairperson for the fundraising event, Hetherwick Ntaba, rubbished the calls, arguing institutions were not forced to pay the money.