Government rejects K1 trillion theft claim: Chakwera hit for ‘holier than thou’ tantrums

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government has responded to allegations made by Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential torchbearer, Lazarus Chakwera, that it has swindled K1 trillion in the last five years, saying it was unfortunate that the latter made the claims when it was obvious he was a benefitting from corruption proceeds.

Mussa: Chakwera’s campaign is a beneficiary of proceeds of suspected crime

A statement signed by Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Minister Henry Mussa, made available to Nyasa Times, comes barely a few days after government  was blamed for releasing  “too many press statements, instead of action” by socio-political commentators.

In the latest statement, Mussa said government was committed to crackdown on  corruption and urged Chakwera to share the information he has to law enforcing institutions so that “those behind such criminality can be brought to book.”

It reads in part: “We can assure him that the information will be acted upon because Government has so far demonstrated that where evidence is available noone is given a sanctuary within its bounds.”

Mussa suggested, in the statement, that some of the corruption suspects have been given senior positions to fight and unseat the present DPP administration after assurance of amnesty should MCP form government.

“Having demonstrated that he is in the mood to be an apostle bearing the gospel of accountability and transparency where public resources are concerned – and considering also that like charity, probity must begin at home -we urge Dr. Chakwera to start demanding answers from Dr Joyce Banda, his partner in the forthcoming elections, to reveal the whereabouts of the proceeds from the sale of the presidential jet.

“Dr. Chakwera should also ask his runningmate Mr. Sidik Mia to explain why resources meant for construction of roads in Malawi, at the time he was Minister of Transport and Public Works, found themselves in offshore accounts of some countries in Southern America,” reads the statement in part.

Mussa said government wants to conclude investigations into the corruption cases and said Chakwera would be of help since “those who are the subject of the probe are in his fold.”

“Maybe Dr. Chakwera needs a little reminding that his seeming commitment to fight against loss or misuse of public resources will not have any credibility if he looks away while sharing a table with people from whom he should be demanding accountability for their actions while they were privileged to hold public office.

“He may wish to use this opportunity to steer clear of a narrative which is growing steadily that he does not want to confront those in his fold because his campaign is a beneficiary of proceeds of suspected crime,” added the statement.

But MCP spokesperson, Maurice Munthali, has last week repeatedly said his party was unmoved.

“Malawians know that MCP is the real hope for this country, and that there serious corruption in the current leadership,” said Munthali.

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His Excellency Fake Accent Chakwera
His Excellency Fake Accent Chakwera
1 year ago

Fake accent ex-reverend has thrown his pastor’s principles to the dogs and can now go to his lowest level as telling lies. Let alone adopting Abhiti Kazhigheti as his bed fellow. Like Lucifer. Go to hell fake accent.

Favour of Yahweh
1 year ago

Hon Mussa , you have spoken well. Chakwera is hiding the skeleton in his cupboard. If what you have said is not true let him refute it, let Mia refute it, After all Kaliati has also challenged him as a beneficiary of cashgate money. Let Chakwera come out in the open and say Kaliati is wrong and take her to court for defamation. You know what, it will not happen because he fears to be exposed . The same as Mia let him come out and refute . The issue Chakwera talks of DPP I’s generalised. Moreover , the civil… Read more »

Dinda
Dinda
1 year ago

Politics is adirty game of pigs so anyone cannot enjoy the game if he/is smart. Dr Chakwera may was a good and smart when he was joining this game of politics but now after spending years and years in it I can’t see him any clean never!

Gona pa Muhanya
Gona pa Muhanya
1 year ago
Reply to  Dinda

he is still very clean you DPP blinded person. it would appear those supporting carry hate messages, sizikuthandiza in this election you are number 3

Gona pa Muhanya
Gona pa Muhanya
1 year ago

If there is a personal amene amandinyasa ndiye wasatanic ameneyu. This man is a complete fool, if you don’t know Chitsiru cha zitsiru zonse ndiye chimenechi. You may wonder why I am describing him as such. This was there in 1994 when Muluzi pick Malewezi as Vice President, even Muluzi didn’t see any substance in him, come 2004 when the same Muluzi settle Bingu wa Muthalika (MHSRP) this man was there Muluzi called these people mandaya, he also didn’t see any substance in him. In 2009 when Bingu chose Joyce Banda as running mate he was there in DPP, even… Read more »

Aka
Aka
1 year ago

Checking between two evils, you weigh, sift them and go for the lesser evil. I do not see any in here.

ndangodutsamo
1 year ago

This is vote of confidence for Chakwera fromby Dpp. Dpp blind supporters mufuniranji umboni wina when you own ministers are crying for Chakwera to run the government APM walephera

Charlie Hebdo
Charlie Hebdo
1 year ago

You have information on MWK145 million kickback, you have information on the five Nassan pickups given to the Prince of Thieves and you have done nothing. Spare us your nonsense and enjoy the loot while it lasts because you will not be able to do so after May 21.

Chilungamo
Chilungamo
1 year ago
Reply to  Charlie Hebdo

Well put. Most what these DPP thieves say only make sense to themselves or probably embiciles.

Chipakama
Chipakama
1 year ago

Welcome to Malawi where ministers are more concerned with saving the party that the ppo….. Our leaders have no integrity. none none none. alibe manyazi

Thyolo Thava boy
1 year ago

Ok so you said Sidik Mia diverted funds for road construction to his off show account? Timva zambiri eti???? mmmm then SKC is the only hope for Malawi.

PHANANA
PHANANA
1 year ago

CHILUNGAMO CHI MAWAWA ACHAKWERA SAKUNAMA ANTHUWA ABA KWAMBIRI

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