Govt dismiss Chilima charges: Challenge Malawi VP to bring evidence of Macra, MRA abuse of public resources

Government has said UTM Party presidential candidate Saulos Chilima  should substantiate  his allegations that Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) and Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) are abusing  of public resources to fund the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) election campaign with evidence.

Government spokesman Henry Mussa (right): What Chilima is saying is false

Chilima warns MRA, Macra controlling officers that they will be personally liable

Chilima, who is also the country’s Vice-President but quit DPP last June to launch his presidential bid,  told a political campaign rally in Blantyre on Sunday which was televised that  bosses at MRA and Macra are funding the campaign of the ruling party using what they are calling ‘special operations’ fund.

He warned that those bosses “will be held personally liable” when there is change of government.

The State vice-president also claimed to be aware of other parastatals involved in the same practice and pledged to reveal their names during his forthcoming rally in Kasungu.

But Minister of Information and Communications Technology Henry Mussa, who is the official government spokesperson, said in a statement made available to Nyasa Times that the claims by Chilima are “false.”

“Government would like to remind Dr Saulos Chilima that his habit of telling lies with the aim of gathering voters is shameful and beneath the office of Vice President,” reads a statement from Mussa.

Mussa said the books of the MRA and Macra are audited and challenged Chilima to produce “just a single audit report that indicated or suggested the institutions are funding political activities of the DPP.”

The government spokesman warned Chilima to “stop this pettiness of making wild allegations against innocent public officers and organs of State.”

The Minister said government will be “forced to get into his [Chilima] cupboard and flash his skeletons out.”

Mussa said Chilima is  “desperate and trying hard, including through telling lies, to sell his so called transformative agenda which rides on the promise that in the event of him forming government  public resources will not be mismanaged.”

However, Mussa accused Chilima that he is currently mismanaging public resources by receiving a salary of the Vice President and using other public resources like vehicles and security while he absconds from duty.

He accused Chilima of holding “personal grudges” against some individuals at MRA and MACRA “which date back to the time he was in the private sector and which also registered during the time he chaired the Malawi Public Service Commission.”

Reads the statement: “These people are being targeted because he has personal scores to settle with them for reasons that are demeaning to reveal.”

Mussa said Chilima should be kindly reminded that the politics of retribution and threats is not transformative and has no place in democratic Malawi.

“The public is assured that no public resource is being used to sponsor any activity of the DPP,” he said.

But Chilima said his UTM Party “know everyone who is involved” in the abuse of funds in State institutions and that the controlling officers should brace themselves to account for the funds in the event of a shift of power after the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

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mtete

Chilima can’t produce evidence and he doesn’t have to. Such information can easily be provided by office messengers for free.

Biggy
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Biggy

Ine magalimoto ya UTM ndikumawaona ngati ndi a Mount Meru😂😂😂😂😂

Prophet Mborol
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Here I praise you let not the government lose much money just because the elections and civil servants get no payment in May.Squeeze them to save public money.

Sikusinja
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Sikusinja

SKC said he gets funding from some people in DPP so he also is getting funds from Macra and Mera. Only problem is maybe zambiri zikupita ku DPP. Akaba 100mita mwina the SKC group in DPP akumangopezako ka 10mita ndiye wakwiya. Otherwise name the officers involved.

Poverty die die
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He did said people not macra koma enawa

Mwine
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Mwine

Why and why should Govt keep skeletons? How many skeletons are they keeping? What and how many skeletons are they protecting? Boma lakuba, that is what the DPP Government is. They are the same with UTM. Aliyense kuopseza mzake kuti amuulura. MCP is taking over Government, inu zimenyanani komanso zibisanani. DPP, UTM and UDF who form this thieving Government will be out on 22nd May 2019.

Nicholous
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MCP chaka chawo ndichino. Wina alira nthawi yatha. Sipadzatenganso nthawi kulengeza kuti MCP yatsogola after 21st May, 2019

The advocator
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Mwina ikanasintha dzina!! Kkkk komanso akanapanda kubwera chilimayu!

2019 MCP BOMA
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2019 MCP BOMA

Inu a DPP paja Chilima ndi wanuwanu,chenjelani akuyalusani chifukwa ali ndi anzake ambili muboma mwanumo komanso ku MRA ndi ku Macrako. Inu a DPP kupusa kwanu ndi amayi Joyce Banda sikukusiya pano ndi ku kalamba kwa Peter Mwawonjeza ndipo muboma muchoka ngati amayi chaka chino pa 21 May ndithu!!!!!!!, mukuwona ngati a Kamoto mubale wake wa Chilima anali a Commissioner General ku MRA mu five years ya wulamuliro wa Peter Muthalika mutawachosa ku MRA sanasiye ana awo? A Henry Mussa mumaganiza mopepela ndi mwawunkhalamba bwanji? osakapuma bwanji ? Vomelezana nthawi yakwana kuti ndalama za MRA ndi Macra adzadzigwilise nthito moyenela… Read more »

VYOTO
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VYOTO

WHAT CAN ONE EXPECT FROM THE LOMWELIZED MRA AND MACRA MANAGEMENT AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS? THE DPP THAT MALAWIANS OF INTEGRITY KNOW CAN NEVER NEVER TRUST A MAN OF INTEGRITY NEITHER TO HEAD MRA NOR MACRA . EVYLIN MWAPASA A QUALIFIED ACCOUNTANT AND ONE OF THEIR OWN WITHIN MLAKO WA ALOMWE WAS CHASED AWAY FROM MRA AND ESCOM BECAUSE SHE COULD NOT TOLERATE WHAT THE CURRENT BOSSES OF MRA AND MACRA ARE DOING. LET HENRY MUSSA WAIT FOR CHILIMA TO REVEAL THE DETAILS OF THE PAYMENTS THEN THE DPP SUPPORTERS WILL SHUT UP THEIR MOUTHS. IT IS NOT A SECRET… Read more »

Favour of Yahweh
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Mussa you’re right, why can’t he report it to be investigated. I know Malata, he is a discipline man. Wherever he has worked he has performed well . I know him from Limbe Leaf where he worked with Morgan Tembo, He isaman of integrity. Let Chilima bring the evidence, than barking like a rabid dog. He first cheated that once elected he will reveal the people involved in cashgate. If he was saying the truth he would have revealed them now but it shows the cannot be taken serious. Just waste time.

Kambuku
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Kambuku

Inuuuuuuuuu. You have no idea what influence politicians have. You bring evidence to ACB and it gets trampled on and nothing happens. The forensic audits into cashgate revealed a lot of culprits why do you think some of them are still walking scott free and their cases have not been taken to court???? Some have served their jail terms of 5years and are due to be released when some still haven’t been committed. so you reckon if SKC reported it would have helped???

Afana pa tawuni
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Afana pa tawuni

Chilima ndi DPP ndiamozi …The smoke screen is a part of. He’s said himself is getting funding from DPP for UTM campaign & sokuona chilakwika… Masamu ndi amenewa a Malawi. We’re not fooled by these DPP cronies masquerading as good men.

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